A number of young trees along the Bronx River Parkway are marked for removal, orange flags flapping in the wintry air. Red and I were pondering this--how apt for the lenten season that these trees wore scarlet scarfs foretelling their death in the spring. Then she noted that I too was wearing an orange scarf. Ominous (I suppose). It was quiet in the car for a moment while I was mentally composing a sober lenten post entitled marked for death when Red said, "It's an almond in your imminent domain." I had no idea what she was talking about.
What she meant to say was, "It's an omen for your imminent demise." Lent or no lent, I really prefer that almond, thank you.