Workday successfully completed! Going out to my car at 9 p.m. made me remember just how cold and how dark it gets this time of year. Goodness! I sat in the car all shivery and shaky for a while, preparing for the much-too-long drive back home. I’m semi-housesitting for my parents, so I went up and took care of some things there, and now am home and feeling rather relaxed, for once. I absolutely cherish the moments of non-panic. I can’t even use the phrase “moments of calm,” because, unfortunately, calm never really enters the picture. But I’ll gladly take the absence of panic. It’s nice.
& Ha, I took this before going to work today. As usual, I was putting off actually leaving, and decided that taking a silly photo of myself in my “teacher-lady” attire (as I refer to my work clothes) would be fun. Apparently, biting a pen felt like a brilliant thing to do, too :) Heh. I do love that purple cardigan to bits. It’s such a nice color:
Yes, I know that it’s silly. Oh, yes, I know. Heh.
& Tonight, I realized that I had never taken a photo of my favorite postcard. It’s hanging on my bedroom mirror, and it’s a Stella Marrs postcard that incorporates my favorite quote from Kurt Vonnegut:
Oh, my. Yes. I couldn’t need that quote more right now (for a variety of reasons, but especially regarding the terrifying writing project I mentioned in the previous post) and I also miss Vonnegut terribly. I look at that quote each day and it’s seriously one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever encountered. Just perfect.
I listened to The Go-Betweens on my I-pod tonight for the duration of my drive home and oh, my lord, they are amazing. I never tire of either of their voices, but especially Robert Forster’s. & It’s so sad that Grant McLennan died so young. So sad. Their music is beautiful, smart, heartbreaking, evocative, and wise. I don’t know that I can pick a favorite album, and I recommend them all, but I do have a special place in my heart for The Friends of Rachel Worth, mostly because it came out at a time when I needed it so much. Also, interestingly enough, all of the Sleater-Kinney girls are part of the album.
“Spirit,” from this album, is one of my favorite songs ever and no matter how many times I hear it, I always get a little teary from it. And I usually don’t like “love songs,” because they’re usually rather trite, cheesy, unintelligent, phony, etc., but not this one. No, not at all. (& Hey, Wings, you’re wrong- the world doesn’t need any more “Silly Love Songs.” GODDAMN. SHUT UP! I hate that song :) ) “Spirit” is both achingly lovely and wonderfully well-written, lyrically. My favorite part:
“There’s nothing I’ve seen
That’s ever really
And there’s something
In the corner of your eye
That gets me.
Yes, there’s something
But I know
You’ll keep me guessing.
So what do you say?
Tell me what you’re thinking of,
Tell me what you’re thinking of this minute.
You’re a spirit.
You’re one thing greater
Than all the things that you are together.”
Wow. Just, wow. That knocks me over in the best possible way. Download the song here: sendspace.com/file/2j92dk & go out and get some more of their music. Wonderful stuff.
I need to figure out something to bake for Thanksgiving. I’m not terribly motivated in that area. Ah, well, I’ll figure it out. I don’t care much for the holiday, but, whatever. Yummy food is always good.
Thanks so much for reading! I do appreciate it. More soon. xo