SOME MORNINGS WHEN IT IS RAINING IN ANDREVILLE, and our dear doodler Andre Jordan walks his dog, he sees her: the lady next door, sitting in her kitchen, peering out intently, waiting for the moment when she can get back outside. “I can see her staring out the window, waiting for the rain to stop,” he says, “and it always reminds me just how much joy a garden brings to a person.” And how hard to be separated from one’s beloved, no? Even for a single rainy day.
The latest doodle makes me think of a few older, tender ones Andre’s drawn for us about longing, including these:
- The message from a little bird.
- And even this one, of a wriggly reunion.
- Or this thank-you note a Christmas or two ago.
You can always browse through the thumbnail images of Andre’s garden doodles starting at this link. Enjoy.