Me

This is crazy. How can I feel so good right now? Is it because I’m looking forward to a great weekend, one with a moonlit outdoor flea market and a rock concert? Is it because I finally had a good night’s sleep after carbo-loading for dinner? Is it because I’m going to test drive the…

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Somewhere With Trees

I’m settling into the new townhouse. But it still doesn’t feel like home. I keep having dreams about the other two apartments, the one that was mine and the one that was my beloved's. They became home to me. They became comfortable. I wonder when I will feel that sort of comfort again. Maybe I’ll…

Our new townhouse apartment is finally coming together. We’ve unpacked most of the boxes and put together the bookcases and other space-saver shelving. I am already thinking of all the plants I can add to the rooms, although the only windows are northeast and northwest. I plan to get some plant lights so my current…

Weather for Worms

The rain was still unceasing this morning. Hurricane Gordon hacked at the aluminum paneling of our new townhouse last night, tearing the metal and leaving it dangling. All through the dark hours, the winds made the nearly severed appendage slam on our bedroom wall, proving sleep to be difficult. I was up early this morning.…

Moving and Seeking

I’m moving tomorrow. I pick up the keys today. I’ll be glad when it’s over, yet, I’m also sad about it. It’s like I’m on the panic roller coaster; I’m going too fast, but keep ending up at the same starting place. There is also some general nausea wrapped up in there, which has ruined…

Tea Bleed

I spilled tea on my tan pants today. Not just a few drops. I was rather drenched. Making matters worse, my favorite coworker is out for two weeks. A European vacation, a dream I have yet to live out. I miss his biting commentary, his quick wit, and anti-Trump rhetoric. He’s a sexagenarian from Brooklyn,…