Tuesday, December 25, 2007

i had a vision.....


just before falling asleep this xmas night, i suddenly awoke to the gentle voice of an angel who questioned......
"did you remember to take out the trash?".......and so it was, i was elected, although not really willing, to carry out this mission. it had become clear unto me that i was the only chosen one to be tested and to suffer the dark, cold and smelly-leaving behind my loved ones and the warmth of the hearth. i was to leave barely swaddled in nightdress, forbidden to let the joys of christmas linger---i was chosen to labor, wheeling out barrel after barrel of garbage this cold clear christmas night --out to the edge of the earth ,er, our property, i.e. the curb.

and later, while resting my head again this night, i will be reminded that in the early morn - just after the day breaks, i will be the chosen one to drive the youth out to the clear waters of the swimming pool for morning practice. and while the mist steams up from the man-made pond as the youth chug along to the count of the stopwatch, i will be able to sip from the cup of life - er, starbucks, and recollect with wonder all the events that had lead up to that very moment and ask, why, oh, why, this vision of an angel didn't speak to my husband.

3 comments:

Joy Logan said...

You are so amuzing I hope you keep a journal! CHEERS,clink my bloody Mary glass please!

lisa bebi said...

hahahaha.cheers!

Anonymous said...

i think he had his ear plugs in.

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