i take a wife because life is beautiful
i like the way damp soil sticks just enough to the roots of weeds that it necessitates shaking, and hence mud-flinging, to keep a garden in good shape. i also like the way damp soil sticks to my legs, highlighting the rivulets of skin which compose the surface of my body. i like how soil digs deep into the cracks in my hands and imbeds itself under my nails.
i like the muddy footprints i leave in my bathtub.