Do I miss seeing crowded streets full of slack jawed zombies staring into their phones?
No I don’t.
Do I miss the acrid smell of car exhaust, heavily perfumed bodies sweating coffee from their pores?
No. Not even a little.
Do I miss being pushed and shoved on my way to the train? Do I miss stepping over pools of human urine and having to jump out of the way of bicyclist screeching ‘behind you’ as they tear down the sidewalks to somewhere really very important.
Like the Fro-Yo place on the corner.
That’s a big NO.
Do I miss the taste of fast food, slow food served at a sit down restaurant where your choice is something beef related and gluten free chocolate cake for desert and the unwelcomed taste of cherry flavored vape from the guy in the man bun that I always end up behind in one line or another.
That’s a HELL NO.
So why do I wonder when my smelly, confusing world will all come back- and most of all…
why do I hope it comes back exactly as it was before.
Over the wall, covered with shrimp, flat colorful shrimp with snapdragon heads a woman said to her friend, ” this captures a sense of reality. Don’t you think?”
Cally’s friend Maggie reached and touched the cool cement wall. ” Once I went to an aquarium and I saw tanks of fish and sponges and coral. It was just before Halloween. I was in New Orleans and that day it was hot. So I sat in the Aquarium and I watched the seahorses and seat turtles swimming around for a couple of hours. The air was cool in there and it was so quiet that I didn’t want to leave.”
” So you were cut off from the world, ” Cally said ” this brings you in and captures you. It makes you think.”
Maggie stepped back from the wall.
It was very tall and she couldn’t look over it.
The Shrimp with the Snapdragon heads lined the wall that ran up and down the street and behind her were rows and rows of buildings decorated with metal trees and flowers and birds.
Is it ever okay to commit a crime? Please explain.
No. I mean, you can commit a crime and you can even justify it. But it seems to me that if you ever do something that you know is wrong you never stop trying to convince yourself you were righteous.
Do you deal with change well? (not money, because I know some wit out there is thinking how bulky coins are. Well I did any how. )
A few years ago my life was completey and utterly trashed and I thought I hadn’t dealt well with it at all. Then the Covid-19 hit and I aced quarantine and having the world around me litteraly fall apart and guess what.
I handled it and I certainly didn’t spend my time bitching and whining about needing to get my hair done and not being able to walk into Burger King and standing there for five minutes trying to decide what to eat- even though all that stuff tastes the same.
I felt like I was trained up for this moment.
Do you like birds? The sound of bird song in the morning, taking pictures of them, as food?
Birds are descended from dinosaurs and now we eat them and keep them in cages. I think there is a life lesson in there. I just can’t figure out what it is.
What’s the least used item of clothing you own?
My winter jacket.
Since I started to drive to the train station and it’s a five minute walk from where I get off to work I don’t need heavy jackets anymore. For some reason that makes me sort of sad because it makes me feel like I’m missing out on something.
This is how ” BunkerBitch ” readied the stage for his Photo Op where he was photographed standing in front of a Church he doesn’t attend, whose tenets he does not hold to waving around book he doesn’t read.
This is the Reverend Gini Gerbasi, she was one of the people who had every right to be where they were and they had every right to do what they were doing when BunkerBitch ordered the military to attack US citizens who were in the midst of a peaceful protest BEFORE curfew.
Not only did we witness the ” President ” aka BunkerBitch attack US Citizens so that he could get a campaign ad queued up- what he did on that day can only be best described by a former Bush Advisor:
Trump’s Bible walk to church was an act of ‘sacrilege,’ says former Bush advisor
Among the pictures fires and looting this picture of Trump should always and I mean forever and always be connected with the worst aspects and behaviors that the destructive individuals brought to what are peaceful protests for a George Floyd whose life was taken from him in the most brutal of ways.
Do you know what I was looking forward to when my LEAST favorite month of the year ( well, I hate July and I despise August too, but I digress ) rolled in back in 2019?
I was super excited because October was only four months away and then WINTER would show up.
Oh those were simpler times.
This year I’m super excited because our stay at home order expires on May 31st and it’s not going to be extended.
Of course, it doesn’t really change anything because the Virus is still out there and things are going to slowly open up but I hate shopping – so I don’t care about that but some people will get back to work so it isn’t a bad or meaningless thing at all.
I just wish I was as excited for October as I normally am.
I guess I’ll have to find other ways to cheer my favorite month on.
Hell, I’m suppose to be creative so I guess I better hop to it- right? I mean, it’s not like Autumn can be cancelled. Can it?
Answer each category with a song TITLE. No repeats and do not use the internet (it’s tempting but try not to). Go with the first song that comes to mind or fill in your favourites. Copy/paste then change the answers to your own and repost.
I changed this up a little and posted youtube clips to the songs instead of just listing the titles.