On morning walks with my dog, I watch this woman quietly clean the area around the buildings in her charge.
She actually gathers the debris with her artful broom, picks it up with her dust pan and takes it away to the trash.
She doesn't disturb the neighborhood with the sound of an unneeded power tool, she doesn't move the trash elsewhere for a the next cleaner to move again.
Thank you, dear lady, for the quiet, competent way you approach your work.
Words: Penny Cherubino
Photo: © 2008 Penny Cherubino