I won’t say I lack passion, but the only time I taste blood is when I floss.
I don’t want to say I lack passion because saying that makes you sound so old.
I thought it was the long winter. Then I thought it was the sudden spring. We’re still tripping over the cross-country skis in the cellar, and people are running around in t-shirts outside.
At least, they were until it got cold again. And those spring evening skies. And snowdrops and flooding in the woods, and crocuses blooming, finally. And the
turtle tortoise up and about and high-centered on another rolled-up lettuce leaf in the kitchen.
- I never thought I’d hear myself saying that I loved a reptile, but that’s one sweet tortoise. I was so relieved when she came out of hibernation!
So I thought it was the weather wearing me down. Sapping me. Or my environment eroding me somehow.
Then I took some pictures of Gamma with Beta’s digital camera. And some of myself. Those of Gamma turned out okay, despite the camera’s high-tech blemish-seeking lens, because being eight she has no blemishes.
In fact, she sparkles. At the moment, there is glitter from the part in her hair to the soles of all our feet, because a lot got on the floor. And on her homework, and on breakfast.
Probably on my new laptop as well. Thanks, Jessica! I went ahead and bought Jessica’s iBook, and it’s working great. Gamma and I are making music on it. We need more loops though. Anyway, the iBook glitters now.
So, I looked at my pictures and man.
It’s all my little sister’s fault. When she was born, I was seven. When she was, what, 18 and going to school in Bellingham, I was 25 I guess, living in basements in Seattle or something.
I was the big brother, like one of those showgirls riding on the nose of the killer whale in the orca show at Marineworld or something, and my sister was the orca, buoying me along age-wise. And a couple weeks ago she turned 40.
Do the math in your head.
The camera lens found burst capillaries, man, that I hadn’t even noticed. Time to get out the old Nikon and some b/w film. And go on a diet.
On the plus side, I was stuck in traffic behind a car from this company this morning. And through a skillful choice of lanes, I got way ahead of it during my trip through town. Right at the end, I got stuck behind a bus and a similar-looking car passed me up, but the company must have lots of cars and it was probably another one.
They say the rain might stop this afternoon. They say we might even get to see the partial solar eclipse.