Tuesday morning I ran from the voting out near my house to the courthouse in downtown Asheville for jury duty. I amused myself by sketching and writing, as you can see here. There were several curious things that I noticed and/or overheard. One curious thing was that when we were sworn in, we could choose to not use a bible. Those non-bible swearers also had the option to say "I do affirm" instead of the "So help me God" that people say in films about courtrooms. I can't believe this is a North Carolina innovation; it must have come down from the feds.
Today is a lovely soft rainy day, and the cows at the end of our road looked like ships in waves. Some were sitting down so that only their heads and shoulders stuck up. Others were standing around nursing babies, and one large and confused-looking cow was mounting other cows in a sort of playful manner. The babies were romping around like large dogs. We went for a walk in the woods that border the cow field. Back home the flowers were drooping in the drizzle.