Tuesday, April 25, 2006

where gee-mee means monkey

what a contemporary pain... having your digital camera out of commission. it's one of those nearly unbearable distresses that pale in comparison to anything really bad but make americans pull their hair out.

up at 4:30 to work online and watch house of sand and fog, ben kingsley kicks ass. have a wet cough i'm going to treat today, slippery elm, mullein, cherry bark, horehound, hack it all up.

outside the sun ribbons the horizon with its pale knife of light. i sit beneath an old blanket my father gave me years ago, the edges not yet fraying, surrounded by piles of books i will pore over today in-between the crazy. Lucifer, our one remaining rooster, greets the dawn with his shrill coco-rico (were we in France) or Kick-er-riki (for you Germans). Lyli and Scarleht sleep upstairs in their temporary room (we've decided one last clockwise rotation of residents upstairs will be the right fix) and Steph in her room, the one with the blue wall, an east window and a south window, the room that will be theirs sometime soon, the room with innocent light.

today the girls and i will put the garden in, fold clothes, finish the mountain of dishes, & go for a short walk in the woods (papa can't carry both of 'em too far anymore when they're exhausted so we stick close to home). i find happiness these days in keeping busy and trying to lend as many moments a day to thought, or its utter absence, as possible.

3 comments:

Libbers said...

there is some kind of peace in all the little things. Those little moments with my girls are the only thing that keep me sane in these moments.
It sounds like those moments with your girls give you peace as well my friend.
peace be with you.

Dr. Gabbo said...

Have Dave score a copy of the new Coup album and burn it for you. Play it for your kids so they know what good Rap music is like, and grow up to make you proud. -G

Mary said...

i find happiness these days in keeping busy and trying to lend as many moments a day to thought, or its utter absence, as possible.

I hear you...