April 5, 2015
stroll around the grounds until you feel at home
Sitting on a sofa
on a Sunday afternoon.
Going to the candidates’ debate.
Laugh about it, shout about it
when you’ve got to choose
every way you look at this
Where have you gone,
our nation turns
its lonely eyes to you.
What’s that you say,
Jolting Joe has left
and gone away.
Easter Sunday is one of my least favorite holidays. I guess once you let go of religion, the myths go too. Christmas is more accessible, more human in its narrative. Easter requires belief in the myth of resurrection. And where its an amazing human construct, belief removes it from a sense-of-wonder and makes it an article of faith; belief removes it from its historical context and makes it a litmus test for Church membership.
For the first time ever, I am sitting on the deck with an unplugged laptop, working on this post, drinking Grey Goose and Anisette and listening to music. It’s hard to go back to mythology when modernity puts magic at my fingertips.
I downloaded Mrs. Robinson when I got back from Kaua’i, to remind me of the woman who hit on our Daniel. It was Sunday, March 15 and the employees’ families were using the pool. One of the woman tried to get Daniel into a conversation; he was polite, but gave no openings and she soon went back to her tattooed family.
iTunes has moved on to Mick who is warning, “Don’t play with me cause you’re you’re playing with fire.”
now, Peter Sarstedt is asking, “Where do you go to my lovely, when you’re alone in your bed?
. . .
Remember the back streets of Naples, two children begging in rags, both touched with a burning ambition …”
The neighborhood is full of night-light – the Mattress Factory seems to have captures two moons in its windows, the street lights on Sampsonia Way are covered in wild-grape and above it all, the beanstalk Tower looms its red, blinking lights punctuating the dark.
epilogue-2 – kaua’i 2015