If I am repaired, can we meet again for the first time, in all of the places I have feared to go, and then, again, in all of the places I will have forgotten, if I am repaired?



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dumps and Slumps


I grew up on a 500 acre farm that had half a dozen barns, ponds, a river, an eternity of forest and a dump, loaded with an inexhaustible supply of old cars and assorted explorable junk. I even had my own BB Gun, a .22 rifle and a bow and arrow. And would you believe that there were days, in the summer time, when I would sit in the house with the sun shining right down on the roof and say, ‘I don’t have anything to do.’

I kind of feel like that right now. I’m sitting here, surrounded by roughly one hundred and fifty of my most favorite books, and I have nothing to say. Not one word. I mean, I do, but it doesn’t feel very interesting… like I’ve already explored the whole dump.


  1. Down time is good too... it may feel boring but it's refueling... just my 2 cents.. been there...

  2. I'm having a little down time myself but my experience is that like a recession it doesn't last forever.

  3. I know what you mean; I get like that sometimes, and the Roomie always gets mad at me: "How can you be bored?? I have 100 lines to translate from Greek, and a Latin poem to write...etc." But, I sympathise with you! :P

  4. Completely unrelated to your existentialist problems, all I can say, is that I'm really really really glad your posting again!
    Even if it's just to say you're bored :)


  5. What I really meant to say was... I was surrounded by words and had nothing to say... bad analogy, I guess.

    Stephanie, you know I live only to make you really really really glad.

  6. It appears then that Stephanie is one of the luckiest people in the world! :D

  7. Emmy... You're too young for me to say things like that to. But, I love nothing more than to knowing there is a smile on you emoticon's face that I might be responsible for.

    Gwen... Never a need for apologies here... you assumed correctly... if all goes well, I should be refueled by Saturday, at 11:30 A.M.

  8. Emmy... edit out that extra 'to'.


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