Saturday, December 27, 2008

Three Beautiful Things 12/26/08: Inertia, Diving Bell, Paradise Found

1. I have days like this once in a while. Maybe too often. I don't do anything. I don't leave the house. I sleep. I mess around on my computer. I just sort of shut down for a day. At my worse, these days have been symptomatic of plunging into depression. Not today. My mental temperature is good. I just shut it down for a day. The really good news is, so did the dogs. They have been quiet, restful, and as inert today as I have. We've really been in sync.

2. It did me a lot of good to draw parallels between the blindness I experienced many years ago and the coma I plunged into in 1999 when I contracted meningitis with the movie "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly". The piece I wrote is right underneath this one.

3. I had plenty of warm Diet Pepsi's in the cupboard, but I wanted a cold one, out of the can, not over ice. Know what I mean? It's a specific, non-consequential yearning. I looked in the fridge and I didn't see a can of pop. Then I fell to my knees and peered deep into the back of the bottom shelf and, joy to the world!, one cold can remained. Sometimes the pleasures of this world can be all contained in a 12 oz cold can of Diet Pepsi.

6 comments:

inlandempiregirl said...

Whether it is called inertia or hibernation, I am doing it well also!

Katrina said...

Make #3 Diet Coke instead of Diet Pepsi and I am right there with you! I love that feeling of finding one more can when you thought you were out. And that little sighing noise the can makes when you pop the top. Divine!

MarmiteToasty said...

Happy birthday dear you, fank you for being an inspiration in my blob world.....

x

Jenny Johnson said...

Best wishes for a very Happy Birthday-----Oh to be 39 again!!

the wayward episcopalian said...

Don't birthdays count as beautiful things? Hope it's a happy one!

Pamela said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAYMOND PERT
(Here from Inland Empire Girl)