December 11th, 2005



yesterday i went to karate (where i got my butt kicked - i really need to get back into shape). when i walked out into the parking lot afterwards, it smelled like worms. its an odor i encounter only rarely, nowadays, but it always brings back memories of walking to the bus stop on a rainy day, when the worms would come out and be all over the streets, so many that we'd have to be careful not to step on them. back then, when we'd dig in the garden, every shovelful of earth would have multiple worms.

nowadays, the streets no longer fill with worms on rainy days, and when we dig in the garden, we're lucky to find 2 or 3 of them in the whole plot.