By the end of May, with abundant rain, grass will grow to be almost 20 inches tall.
How do I know ?
There is one neighborhood lawn that has just been mowed for the first time.
I live in a community that is a mixture of centuries-old farmhouses and modern real estate development.
Our house was built on a corn field that was productive well into the 1980’s.
There might be 50-75 homes (I never counted) on very symmetrical lots.
The lawns are unique in their landscaping, all well-manicured.
Except for one.
We all wonder what happened here. It is not abandoned; there are cars in the driveway, lights on in the house.
Illness or disability comes to mind; a reality for many, particularly seniors who live in the area. Neighbors usually come to the rescue. Not this time.
They could hire a lawn service, there are many with a visible presence. It might be a financial issue.
If I’m being honest, I couldn’t really describe the house, it’s a few blocks away and I only see it on a drive-by.
But that growing front lawn was hard to miss.
There were very few weeds, it looked a bit like an overgrown patch of wheat grass that you see in a health food store.
And then, it was gone.
And it suddenly blended into the rest of the block.
I’m not even certain which house it was any more. And that’s too bad.
There’s a metaphor in there somewhere.