stacked up …
July 8, 2009 § 20 Comments
The thing is, magazines will slide under the seat of your car, lie quietly beneath a coat tossed over a chair or crumple themselves up in the backseat. They will sit patiently next to the bed (a place where you go only twice a day and not necessarily to look up a recipe in a magazine), on the bottom shelf of the coffee table, in the office, under the papers that “need to be filed” and even in a beach bag, idly packed when you were going to have one of those afternoons poolside but then the phone rings and you run out the door, bathing suit on under your clothes for whatever lark of a reason to join a friend or run an errand or pick up someone at the airport.
And those magazines begin to stack up, to make a slippery pile, to shine quietly, sometimes as reminders of what you don’t have time to do – READ! And they wait. And they wait. And they fear, as do you, that you must might toss them out, just to be rid of the pile and the reminder of something not accomplished.
It’s OK. I have baggedthe nearly two dozen unread magazines so that they, too, can go on vacation with us. They can go for the long ride – magazines love road trips. They can go into the diners and be at the table, a great distraction with a quiet breakfast crew or good for table talk should conversation lag (like that’s ever going to happen!). They can spread out on the coffee table at the condo and look pretty enough for everyone to peruse (or not).
Yup, hoping to catch up on each and every one of them, kinda like Bree did on her 30-magazines-in-30-days challenge. Which is really a great idea.
So not trashing the mags, not nixing the NEW YORKERs that have been breeding next to the wing chair, not ignoring two issues of POETS & WRITERS, not saying no to four back issues of VOGUE, and one issue of MORE, and how did this one, the current issue of COASTAL LIVING, get in the mix? Phew. All are invited. All are going along for the ride. And who knows what great articles and short stories await?