Two women talking in the garden section of Home Depot.
They were perusing the plants when one said to the other,
“I have chlamydia.”
”I think you mean clematis.”
”I’ve cut my chlamydia down three times already and it keeps coming back”.
We had a good laugh.
The first time when the conversation was repeated to me.
The second when we sat down in the arbor and there, poking through the lattice, was my clematis, about to bloom.
I had cut down – once.