A positive aspect of getting older is that I can now acquire some things I have wanted in the past. One item I have always wanted is a fountain.
I love the sound of the trickling water – like a babbling, cool brook in the shade of a tall, majestic oak tree on a warm summer day. It’s so soothing and calming and restful – except, of course, when it makes me think I need to go to the bathroom and I have to run like a maniac – Yikes!
There are many types and sizes of fountains. There are small ones, medium ones, and large ones. There are a plethora of styles from lions, to rock formations, to urns, to bird baths, to human figures, and on and on and on . . .
The thing is – most fountains are quite expensive – at least the larger ones that are for outside. I’ve found many that I like and would like to buy. But I don’t like letting go of my money. I work hard for that money.
(“She works hard for the money. . . And you’d better treat her right.”
Ooops! Song interlude – again.)
The thing is – I try to be careful with my money while still enjoying certain extravagances. So my search for a fountain has been long and arduous. Well – the search has paid off! Remember how I said that I like tulips? (post: “Tulips Keep Growing. . .” ) I have found a fountain that combines my love for tulips with my love for trickling water (sans toilet) and with my love for keeping as much of my money as possible.
Funky and whimsical! Don’t you think? (Well, I think so, anyway.)
And no matter how much water passes through these tulips or how long they sit on my front porch, they will stay forever young, and straight, and beautiful (Sigh). I love sitting on my front porch while drinking a cup of coffee – enjoying the grass, and trees, and sun, and birds, and squirrels, and – finally – the tulips and the trickling water in my fountain.
Good grief! Now I have to go pee again! – Get out of my way!