8.10.2010

buckle up


there's a yappy 6am dog. there's the long adjustment of new house.  there's a overly concerned neighbor fretting about flora crossing property lines.  there's boxes yet unpacked. there's a memoir about a brain tumor that has to be worked on daily to get to target date. there's the newness of landlord-ing. there's a video project that looks great in application but won't export properly which necessitates chopping the project into 3 parts, exporting each part, reimporting each part and editing together to recreate single part which naturally incurs a loss of image veracity on each iteration. there's another project that has a drop-dead date that also fails to export correctly and which has both personal and professional repercussion. there's a tiny stove catching fire on 'broil'. there's upcoming travel for 20th high school reunion, and all the subfloors and compartments therein. there's upcoming travel to celebrate a decade of marriage. under it all, there's a long-term project which encounters new levels of difficulty around each turn. and there is, finally, the struggle to recall that it is all - every bit of it - a gift.

7 comments:

Stephilius said...

Amen, brotha! Toujours amen to all that "gift" business.

Gigi Little said...

Knowing you, I waited for that last word, and was so happy when I got there.

bp said...

Uh-oh gigi, am i getting too predictable? maybe next time i should just spew bilious anger and leave it there

Stephilius said...

Bile! Oh, yeah! We want bile!

[clapping his hands and giggling like a teenaged girl]

Stephilius said...

there's a yappy 6am dog. there's the long adjustment of new house. there's a overly concerned neighbor fretting about flora crossing property lines. there's boxes yet unpacked. there's a memoir about a bra...

"there's a memoir about a bra..."? That's what I see of the post when I go to my dashboard. It's all in the edit, ain't it?

bp said...

yes the bra memoir. about a dessicated old cream colored snap-in-front. it's haunted us for ages. but we're really writing it this time.

ms. yvon said...

"niche market"

also, thanks for the reminder: i had just spent a good deal of energy battling a log-in for something and was happy to be nudged into a better perspective.