Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Good With The Bad


Today I was inspired by my cousin to get off my duff and write,
just write.

No matter if I'm brilliant or boring, I gotta get out of this funk.

To see how she puts it, look here.

And what I have to say today is that Mockingjay was released,
and I was ignorant about it,
but Twin Boy let me know.

So we set off for Tuesday Books at 3,
and he sat down with a bunch of kids who were strangers to him
and talked excitedly about the first two books,
and frosted cookies and did a trivia challenge,
and shot water guns at targets that dripped colored marker down the side of the building.

And he and I split the cost of the book,
because he only had half.

He never has any money because
he always buys ice cream.
One for himself, and one for whatever lucky soul is with him.

And the other thing that happened today
is that I had a fit when I found all of my best books
piled in the middle of the front room,
bent and folded up where someone had tossed them.

Only I didn't know that a teenager friend was playing video games at our house,
and I didn't see him slip out until his car was pulling away.

I would have left too.
sigh.

So every day brings a little pride in myself for doing good
and a little shame at myself for doing bad.

I hope it evens out.

If not, there's always ice cream.


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4 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

I like the way you put it, a little good and a little bad each day. You don't sound like you fuss over it much, you keep going. I always like your calm ways.

Brian Miller said...

there is always ice cream...if you dont like how life is this moment stick around a bit and it will change...smiles.

cjs said...

ah....so, so good.

and, I've always wanted to go to tuesday books.

mrc-w said...

Ice cream!!! :)