"…and not for five minutes will I be distracted from the wonder…"

One last laugh with the cardboard buddha…

The Wonder — d-ashes on November 7, 2006 at 11:46 pm

Hi. Well, that part was easy enough. Where are the trumpets, the banners, the fanfare? Not here. It seems I’m back with a whisper, so lean in a little closer, please. Actually, that’s not really necessary, is it?. The room isn’t crowded. Chances are that you’re the only one here. So, sit for a minute. Perhaps you’d like to take off your shoes and run your sock feet through the carpet while I put on a pot of tea? Maybe you can catch me up on you while I catch you up on me.

It appears I’ve been off the record for almost a year. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long and I have to squint my eyes quite tight to even begin to see what the sum of those days are. Spring is a blur of sunshine culminating in a Manhattan birthday blowout that is itself a blur, but of a much darker shade. Summer is a hot, sweaty opium dream, a large part of which is gone for good, and at no real loss. It was my first full Louisiana summer and though I was only 120 miles away from the Mississippi summers that I know and function quite well in, I came to learn quickly that the Louisiana summer is quite a different beast altogether. And now it’s fall, which has been fitful and tempestuous what with its false starts, hits and misses. Nothing turns my head around like 20 degree changes in temperature in a couple of hour’s time every few days.

So, I obviously need to keep better records, and I find myself once again arranging the bits to keep up with the days and maybe make some sense of them, also. Or, more likely, just add to the confusion. Not to say that there aren’t some clearly illuminated spots mixed in with all those shadows, and some are definitely worth revisiting. But hold on, the water is boiling. Oh, and you say you have to go anyways? Well, stop back by, we’ll do tea next time.


  1. Tea? This occasion calls for bourbon and a baseball bat, my friend.

    You and your canine companion are missed.

    Keep up the writing…

    Comment by Scott in Lexington — November 11, 2006 @ 12:23 pm
  2. You get the ‘aw2.0 first commenting visitor’ prize! Which is, actually, that complete Stax singles I still owe you (oops).

    Been a bit under the weather this week so the bourbon has been employed in a purely medicinal capacity. That is, until yesterday evening, when it was so damned cold at the Alabama game that some ‘anti-freeze’ was required both during and after the game.

    Say hello to the missus and at least send some big impersonal email to clue us all on on life in Lexington.

    Comment by d-ashes — November 12, 2006 @ 11:32 am

    Comment by gorjus — November 14, 2006 @ 1:33 pm
  4. I’m glad you’re back.

    Comment by mavis — November 14, 2006 @ 2:34 pm

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