PRIORITISE: To arrange items to be attended to in order of their relative importance.
October is a lovely time of year in the lower mainland. The days are crisp sunny. Flowers are still putting on a show. I have a laundry list of things to accomplish today. But first a stroll around the garden. I lift my face to the sun. Bask in its warmth. I’m not alone. A gentleman rabbit, who has been helping me harvest beets all summer, was taking the rays under a hydrangea bush. Startled he took two giant hops into the driveway. Then froze. If he didn’t move I wouldn’t see him. “Take the sun” I say. “You’ve a difficult, cold winter ahead”. I walk back into the house. Forget the laundry list. It is magic I need today. I need to be sewing velvet winter coats for rabbits.
The gentleman rabbit needs a rich velvet jacket. Something with gold epaulettes.
In red velvet.
With a pocket for his watch.
And a hat. Surely Craig’s List would have a top hat to fit a rabbit.
Check under Magicians for a top-hat, barely used by one rabbit.
Or perhaps something more military, more dashing.
For Mahitabel Rabbit, his sister, a royal purple or perhaps moss green velvet cape.
With a deep hood to keep enormous ears warm.
Lined with ivory silk
Ruched and gathered.
And a tiny pocket for a purse embellished with for- get-me-nots.
The magic is back in my day. I have prioritized.