So far, today

So far, today

Things that happened so far today:

  1. I woke up tired. I made my way to the bathroom and looked into the mirror. The me looking back said, “Why the long face?” I said to that me, “I didn’t sleep well.” The me looking back said, “What if you went back to bed?” I nodded and went back into the bedroom and got under the covers. I laid there for a while, looking at the ceiling. I sighed. From the bathroom I heard, “Are you still awake?” I said, “Yes.” I heard, “I’m gonna sing you a lullaby…Look at me, look at me, I’m a tree and I’m two-hundred and twenty-three!” I was asleep in seconds.
  2. When I woke back up I felt better and decided to make myself pancakes. The water had been shut off for a week due to a debacle at the local water plant. The resulting pancakes were crumbles and powdery. They were delicious!
  3. I went for a walk. I passed by the water plant. I knocked on the door. One of the workers opened the door. I asked, “How long until the water gets turned back on?” The water plant worker said, “Maybe in another week. Maybe.” I said, “What are you doing for drinking water?” The worker said, “I’ve been drinking a lot of soda. How about you?” I said, “My brother–in-law is the pastor at St. Stevens. He’s been letting me drink from the holy water.” The worker said, “What’s that like?” I said, “It gives me indigestion at the same time as acceptance of the discomfort.”

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