That restaurant shingle promising Free Crab tomorrow.

That fresh start sudsing with promise, easy as the reset button on a laundromat machine.

The voice of 9 year old Lea Salonga in Repertory Philippines’ “Annie,” betting her bottom dollar on the sun pre-climate change.

Every apocalyptic movie we’ve inhabited for the space of a large buttered popcorn and soda combo.

Rain forecast, and increasingly warming temperatures on until Christmas day.

How we kept saying we’d just pick up a fresh Christmas tree at the last minute, and when we did all the lots were out.

How we settled for “like real” 7.5 foot Colorado spruce in a box, petroleum-based plastic that bacteria will leave alone the next 400 years, or virtually forever.

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