It’s been a quiet day. Very quiet. It rained quite a bit, so I never really got out of my pajamas. I did a lot of work, got a lot of knitting done. Reheated my lentils from last night (don’t forget, someone sent me a pizza 🙂 )
I was sipping on lentils, flopping around my apartment in my pajamas and boots….(I know I’ve told you that before, right? I always have my boots on. Its leftover from the homeless days. It comes from a fear that me and the cat will have to leave at any moment, so I can’t help it. Its a tweak in my psychology I can’t shake. I wake in the morning and I put on my boots, despite what I’m wearing. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch me walking around my apartment in my underwear and my boots. It’s quite the sight. Kinda cute, actually).
But, I heaved a sigh and thought, “This spell must be broken.” I threw on some Siouxsie. That’s right. Siouxsie and the Banshees would perk me up. I was lurking around my apartment dancing in my boots and pj’s to “Face to Face” having a grand time.
Awww, the remembrance of youth…..flooded with visions of the 90’s and what fun they were. I was a ridiculous boy who actually once kissed a girl. 🙂 We watched Kids in the Hall and made rice crispy treats, wore flared bottomed trousers and danced at Barbarella. We bought Madonna’s “Sex” book and giggled like kids who had seen their first porn mag. We did fiery poetry readings at open mic nights, and didn’t share posts on facebook, but shared our tables at coffee houses. We ran home to watch the latest episode of X-Files because no one could afford a VCR because they were expensive and if you missed the X Files…..well, you missed it. Nothing was on demand. Everything happened in the moment, and if you missed the moment…..sorry, Charlie.
I worked up a little sweat dancing to some Siouxsie….and sat back to peek through some emails. And this one, this one caught me. Joern ordered one of my bears for a newborn. After some lengthy time (I’m working on that) and an ocean away (the bear went to Norway), the bear finally arrived and Joern was gracious enough to send me a photo of the little newborn with my bear. God, that was wonderful. What a wonderful photo. I sat and gazed and smiled.
I took my headphones off, and put Siouxsie away. I went back to my lentils, pajamas and boots with cat in my lap….and picked up my knitting needles.
Its been a quiet day. Very quiet…….as it should be 🙂
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