I guess if I had to choose a song to describe what it’s like venturing out into a world where ‘essential’ workers ride almost empty trains and buses and wait for the crosswalk lights to change from Walk to Don’t Walk ( even though it really doesn’t matter now because the traffic is so light ) I’d choose this one by Iggy Pop.
What am I saying?
I have chosen it.
It’s called ” Passenger “
I am a passenger
And I ride and I ride
I ride through the city’s backside
I see the stars come out of the sky
Yeah, they’re bright in a hollow sky
You know it looks so good tonight
I am the passenger
I stay under glass
I look through my window so bright
I see the stars come out tonight
I see the bright and hollow sky
Over the city’s ripped-back sky
And everything looks good tonight
Get into the car
We’ll be the passenger
We’ll ride through the city tonight
See the city’s ripped backsides
We’ll see the bright and hollow sky
We’ll see the stars that shine so bright
The sky was made for us tonight
Oh, the passenger
How, how he rides
Oh, the passenger
He rides and he rides
Light Motifs II Thursday Inspiration 49-SHARP
The two women in brightly colored hiking gear were walking on a trail through a sunny park named after a Priest.
The Sun was shining in a cloudless sky and it was warm- warm enough for the two of them to break a little sweat but not so warm that they had to break out their water bottles.
They strolled by a pond full of lily pads and frogs, further down the trail there was another pond where a family of ducks swam in leisurely circles and dog walkers passed by them and smiled wide beautiful smiles.
Not the people.
” I can show you were the monsters live ” she told her friend who’s name is Tabitha.
Tabitha stopped and decided to play along with her friend’s joke. ” No way. No way do monsters live here. It’s to- it just to beautiful for them.”
” Well. There is a lot of room for-” her voice trailed off and she put her hand to her throat.
Tabitha thought that the flush she saw raising up from her friend’s neck to her cheeks was from the heat. She supposed it had gotten to her a little. ” For what? ” she laughed.
Felicity’s face turned red and little beads of sweat popped out on her cheeks.
” Here. Have some water, you look a little warm.”
Felicity shook her head. ” Oh no. It’s not that. I just feel a little foolish. What a thing for an adult to say. I’m so embarrassed. I was just being-”
” Fanciful?” Tabitha offered as she started back up the trail.
Felicity let her friend walk a little ahead of her and when Tabitha was a few feet away, Felicity reached behind her back and pulled something off of her belt clip.
Tabitha heard a sharp metal click and guessed Felicity was going to have that drink of water after all.
” Monsters wouldn’t live here. Too many mosquitos and who needs the competition? Felicity asked. ” It is a nice little hike all the same. Like I said, there’s lots of room to pretty much do whatever you want. Anyway, I could use a snack right now. Is that ok?”
Tabitha was going to answer, in fact she tried to-
but the cut that Felicity made on the front of Tabitha’ neck from ear to ear after she snuck up behind her, bumping into Tabitha just a little bit as she grabbed the back of her head by her ponytail, made it impossible for her to say anything at all.
Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Countless Branches
I was visiting my son and his family in Wisconsin a few years ago and one of the places we stopped at ( of course ) was a cemetery.
A few weeks before I arrived there had been a storm and a few trees got knocked down and was the result spooky looking even in the daylight.
FOWC with Fandango — Amount
HOW MANY FIGURES OF SPEECH CAN YOU FIND IN THIS PICTURE?
( Answers and potential answers are in the comment section- I went crazy and listed them twice- add to them if you find more!)
Fandango’s Provocative Question #62 What activities have you cut from your life since this pandemic started that you DON’T really miss?
Today I was considering what I have not missed since the Coronavirus showed up and I had to modify certain aspects of my day to day life.
But to be honest I didn’t have to modify it a lot.
In fact there have been a few upsides to this situation:
For example- I get more leg room on the train so that’s a big plus and I don’t have to make chit chat with my fellow commuters because I would rather be reading, but I also know you can get sort of weird if you don’t interact with people. So I put the book down and engage.
Another plus- there isn’t a lot of pushing and shoving out there because of the six foot rule. So that is a change that I really like. I’m going to hate to see that one fall to the side when things get better.
So what did I have to give up that I don’t regret?
Think. Think Think.
Oh here’s one.
The Smelly Dog Park.
My dog’s favorite dog park is smelly. It’s not smelly for the reason you may be thinking.
It’s smelly because people like to smoke their weed and cigarettes’ there and you can smell the exhaust from the cars from the main road.
Its gross I hate it, but Hamish loves it because it used to be a kids playground and he likes to play on the slide.
So BC ( Before Coronavirus ) I would give in and take Hamish there because it made him happy.
But my joy that The Smelly Dog Park is closed is short lived because it will eventually re-open and I will go back to taking Hamish there because he loves it and I’m a sap.
Until then, I’m loving this- just don’t tell Hamish.
Now that there are not so many people around, I had no idea that there was so much space-plus the air smells better.
I went to the grocery store last night.
There were about six guys standing in front of the cooler where the beer is kept.
The six guys were having this deep conversation about the quality and cost of the beer- and then I realized what they were doing was figuring out how much each of them needed to get drunk and maybe a couple of more for after they sobered up.
Then they made their choice and grabbed a few cases.
So it took me a few minutes to realize they were doing the math because they didn’t want to hoard the beer and were only going to buy enough to get bombed on.
They wanted to leave enough for other people to get wasted.
Sometimes humanity brings a tear to my eye and sometimes humanity makes me wish that the cockroaches would step it up and take over the world already.