Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Neighbors' Pond


The houses across the street are more expensive than my own and have more landscaping and a nifty pond. I would need to be fifty percent more wealthy to afford one of them.

Whenever I take a walk to the east, I like to take a peek at the pond. I think that this does no harm. After all, when I enjoy the scene, I am not robbing the rightful owners of their own enjoyment. Neither am I breaking the tenth commandment. I don't covet the pond. Coveting involves possession, and possession involves upkeep. A quick peek is enough for me.

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