The Swing Shift

A light gray,

sort a day,

today,

the curtains are,

fluttering,

a nice little breeze.

I have been,

busy,

and pre-occupied,

over the last few days,

much to do,

not much,

interesting,

been worried,

about a friend,

hopefully,

I’m worrying,

for nothing,

that happens,

a lot.

The ole butch,

is a worrier.

I’m almost finished,

the Anne Lamott,

,you girls,

should read her,

true, funny and poignant.

She is,

a very honest writer.

A few times,

I thought to myself,

wow, she said that about,

herself,

amazing.

You read some of,

her observations,

about herself,

her neurosis,

her weaknesses,

and fears,

and you can’t help,

but,

shake your head,

in agreement,

and think to yourself,

yep, I do that:-)

A couple of passages,

really struck,

me,

for their self-awareness,

their observation,

and the quirky,

unique way she,

has of describing things.

In one of the essays,

Shadows,

she writes about,

being lost with,

a strange driver,

the guy is acting,

oddly to say the least,

and she starts thinking,

   ” helphelphelphelp” I prayed again, but instead of feeling Jesus beside me, I could sense only the lunatic employees of the swing shift. This is the commitee inside me that is sometimes dumb and dangerous with bad judgement, and often obsessed with thoughts of personal greatness or impending doom. Like, for instance, the unbearable truth that all the people you love most will die, maybe in painful circumstances, and soon, probably next week

Now,

who amongst us,

doesn’t feel,

the influence,

of the lunatic employees,

of the swing shift,

inside our heads,

on a regular basis,

brilliant:-)

Also,

her observations,

on how,

often the best,

of us,

the smartest,

the funniest,

the kindest,

end up,

with,

a husband,

wife,

partner,

or,

mate,

who isn’t worthy,

to drink,

our bathwater,

because we are,

settling,

and lets,

face it,

it’s not easy,

to find someone,

when,

you are,

older,

heavy,

funny looking etc.

Lamott,

is a breath of fresh air,

I love this book,

she is an astute,

observer,

of human nature,

and,

life in the 21 st century.

Well,

gotta go to work,

Later girls,

BB

 

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Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my very early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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