April 13, 2002
I wander through the nursery and stare at the plants, unable to determine what I want, except for the Dragon Lady Holly. Small at the moment, it will grow tall but not wide, perfect for dividing outdoor spaces. Its razor sharp leaves will keep the neighbors away and the name just sounds like me right now. That's when I realize I don't want to be around people today. On a sunny weekend afternoon, I want to retreat to the privacy and peace of my house, to be alone. I don't understand the why of it, but yield to the need.