long time, and no blogging. now, i know you are all probably thinking that it is because i am just too cool to blog now-adays. however, it’s not I who am too cool, it’s my CAR. my NEW car.
anywho, my sister sent me video of my 7 week old niece and i am going to have to figure out how to get it to you all from here b/c it just makes life better to see a baby taking a bath!
now, i’d like to share another atwood poem (thanks SBC for helping me rediscover my atwood book upstairs–
Variations on the Word Sleep
I would like to watch you sleeping,
which may not happen.
I would like to watch you,
sleeping. I would like to sleep
with you, to enter
your sleep as its smooth dark wave
slides over my head
and walk with you through that lucent
wavering forest of bluegreen leaves
with its watery sun & three moons
towards the cave where you must descend,
towards your worst fear
I would like to give you the silver
branch, the small white flower, the one
word that will protect you
from the grief at the center
of your dream, from the grief
at the center. I would like to follow
you up the long stairway
again & become
the boat that would row you back
carefully, a flame
in two cupped hands
to where your body lies
beside me, and you enter
it as easily as breathing in
I would like to be the air
that inhabits you for a moment
only. I would like to be that unnoticed
& that necessary.
speaking of sleep, i should head off in that direction but i have to remove food and water from the cat’s reach.. she’s having her surgery tomorrow and apparently, they don’t want her to turn into a gremlin because it interferes with the anesthesia (sp?).
anyhow, let’s all take a moment of silence for Sophie. she bites us alot, but she still deserves it…
Thanks for your participation. Your prayers are appreciated. We will be home all week if you wish to drop off casseroles or pies to get our family through this time.
Good night all!!!