I was halfway through the dishes when a call of nature distracted me.
When I resumed I could not find the tea towel anywhere. Where’s it gone? I said.
It’s on your shoulder, my partner laughed & there is was, dangling like a limp flag.
Made me think of that line from ‘Hey Jude’ , ‘the movement you need is in your shoulders’
& I thought, that’s it! that’s the answer: not carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders like Atlas
but shouldering your way through difficulties, so they part before you like the Red Sea did for Moses.