Saturday, April 05, 2008


As of today, the house is officially empty of the younger generation, at least as residents, for what is estimated to be a prolonged period of time. I shall:
  • ceremonially do the motherly cleaning of their rooms.
  • take down the horrible panelling in the basement and paint the walls.
  • sleep without worrying when they will come home.
  • garden.
  • place paving stones in the front yard ("meadow") and plant sweet woodruff everywhere.
  • clean up the nonsense that is everywhere in my study.
  • possibly build bookshelves, more bookshelves, upstairs and down.
  • possibly rein in my book-buying habit.
  • start using the public library.
  • go to the University library for high minded reading.
  • write every day.
  • make small movies/video essays (of course!).
  • take Bruiser for walks.
  • write letters and e-mails to absent younger generation.
  • cook smaller meals.
  • buy less food.
  • hear the quiet.
And of course I will miss them. I already do.

Poem-a-day-for-a-month 2.0 update. Five for five.


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  2. You're a poetry machine. And they're good too. Machine in a good way. I'm waiting for a poem about the Jazz....
    I'll just have to content myself with being a poetry motivator for another few days...
    (I had to remove this the first time because there was a typo and I was embarrassed!!)

  3. my room is not allowed to be touched! consider it dead bolted and chained! haha jk...enjoy though..its still brutal.



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