Saturday, November 19, 2011

NaBloPoMo - Day 19


"Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it,
you will live along some distant day into your answers.
Rainer Maria Rilke


How many times can you to be blasted with headlines about Kim Kardashion's life before a) you start a "We are the 99% (who don't really give a damn what's happening to any of the Kardashions, or Justin Bieber for that matter) Movement" or b) stop reading the stories ?

How many times can you watch Say Yes to the Dress and ask a) $10,000 for one dress? or b) why would anyone include her mother-in-law-to-be, her father, her 4th cousin once removed and her gay friend in her dress-buying "entourage"?

How many times can you try on sweaters in Florida that were made for wearing somewhere north of the Mason-Dixon line without figuring out a) you look like The Pillsbury DoughBoy wrapped in yarn or b)they are just hot flashes/melt downs waiting to happen?

How many times does your dog have to tear the newly installed screen in the back door so she can scratch on the wooden door which is the dog equivalent of ringing the doorbell before you a) remove the screen door or b) ignore the bad behavior and reward the good, i.e. wait til she has gone to sleep in the sun before you call her in ignoring the look she gives you that insinuates you are a rather dense dog parent?

How many days in a row can you lay your hiney in bed past noon and a) vow to get up at 7 am tomorrow and start and exercise program or b) feel like a giant slug?

How many times do you have to tell your Sweetie you feel at sixes and sevens before he a) stops loving you anyway or b) tells you to grab a five or an eight and get a grip?

How many times do you have to put down and pick back up the emotional baggage you've been carrying around for most of your life like it's a gift from Louis Vuitton himself before you a) have it surgically removed or b) just leave it there and don't look back like the day you put your first born child on a school bus bound for Kindergarten?

How many times are you going to wish things were the way they used to be when a) how they used to be wasn't so great and b) things aren't really so bad right now?

"The answers, my friend, are blowin' in the wind,
the answers are blowin' in the wind." *

Today I'm grateful for the luxury of lying my hiney in the bed as long as I want. And I'm grateful for the aroma of potatoes and onions cooking in bacon grease coming from the kitchen at the other end of the house which is enticing enough to get up and start my happy day even if it is already half over.

Wishing for a you answers to all your questions.
Merry ME

*Blowin' in the Wind lyrics by Bob Dylan

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