Sunday, March 1, 2009

The First Sunday in March

Things which sounded like they'd make me feel better but didn't:
  • Sunshine on a beautiful March day
  • Listening to that last playlist I made on my iPod
  • A jalapeno burger from Carl's Jr.
  • Laying on my back on the hillside in The Glen watching the few thin clouds pass over the bare uppermost branches of the Aspen trees.
  • Phone calls
  • A bottle of wine
  • Laying in bed for a few hours not doing the laundry, not taking a shower, not finishing the carpet cleaning which I started yesterday morning before everything changed.
  • Seeing the park and baseball fields fill up with crowds of people running and playing in the sun.
  • Chasing bunnies with Duncan
  • A box of Wheat Thins and the really good bad dip from the King Soopers Deli
  • The movie Singing in the Rain
  • Driving with the windows down and my arm hanging out while the song "Against All Odds" played on the radio.
  • A visit to Hero's
  • Smoking on the patio and watching the thin thread of a spiderweb elongate and shine gold in the afternoon light
  • A very long nap, followed by a second one
  • A glass of wine in the afternoon
  • "Robot Chicken"
  • The Winnie the Pooh story which contains the passage, "And then he gave a very long sigh and said, 'I wish Pooh were here. It's so much more friendly with two.'"

The Thing Which Was Unexpected and Brought Sunshine to My Heart:
  • Duncan curling himself around me, laying a paw across my chest, licking my cheeks clean and then resting his head quite near my chin, where we both slept, dreaming of other places and other things.

5 comments:

Lori said...

Those things will bring joy again soon. Right now, the sads are muffling them. Listen to Duncan. He'll help you find the way.

David said...

Always, always, always, you are surrounded by love. Don't you forget that. Even though some of us can't be there with you when you need us, it is reassuring to know that you have Duncan to comfort you with his unconditional love. Good dog!

Sue said...

Oh Curt, I just saw your update on FB. Know I am sending a long distance hug your way...

I hope you are ok. I'll be thinking about you. Hang in there and know that you are loved.

caboval said...

Sendind hugs and kisses from San Diego! Love Valerie Joey and Kealani

merelyme said...

Feathers, butterflies, and hummingbirds your way!
This is just a new journey for you...embrace it. You have been in our thoughts.