Here comes a walker, down the rough road towards the farm stand. A smile and a nod serve as a greeting, until one of them voices the requisite “howdy!” . . . ”Mornin’!” is the standard reply. These are not awkward things to say, around here.
Weather and farming are safe to talk about. Politics and religion are not. We may have different opinions, but we agree that we are here together, working, living. Kindness opens most doors, around here . . .