Real Life: … in the kitchen…and the closets…and the drawers
October 12, 2009 § 5 Comments
Got that Fall thing going on
cleaning up and cleaning out
sighing over memories
memorizing them again
then, tossing the bits and binders of paper on which they’re marked
awash in photos of then and now, however,
I cannot be so blithe
and so will change the way of working te photo albums and journals,
allowing them to become totally non-chrono
because what is a life?
It is not a stream straight from here to there
it’s layered and zigs and zags.
This picture, though, of a kitchen towel and three limes?
It’s to be future ephemera, lost on a CD of saved pics
maybe I’ll print it and pile it up and later sort, on a someday, sort the photo pile
and we’ll laugh and remember the moment
at the store when HM and I purchased the towel
much needed (we use them like crazy in the kitchen)
and thought we’d get just one, just one at first,
to see how it held up, to see if later in the wash, the color would run out of it.
Just to see, we bought one.
And the limes? they smack of summer.
We’re on the verge of ignoring them.
They’ll make it into a fajita dish.
We’re on, going on ahead, on to the apples now.
Soon there will be something to report.
I am reading the ARC of CLEAVING, Julie Powells’ new book.
Oh, are you all in for a surprise!!!
And reading concurrently Eleanor Lipman’s THE WAY MEN ACT. I haven’t read her before. I like her writing.
More on both later.
Oh, and there are all those New Yorker magazines to catch up on.