The rasta record shop on Farmer Street below our apartment is open later than any other shop on the street. Sometimes there's a decided, uh, ganja smell, and occasionally the music is loud, but the fact is, the owner is best of all the shopowners on the street at keeping the sidewalk clean. And whenever I see him I say "hej" or "tja" and he always says "bless."
I like being blessed. A little prayer for me from the owner of the rasta record shop.
The Swedish word for the day is gräs. It means grass, in both senses of the English word.
- by Francis S.