sometimes things seem to pile up so fast when you aren’t looking that you turn back and swirling all around you everywhere are strange faces and strange smells and strange behaviors, crashing into each other and the walls and exploding in the skies, making bright colors and dark shadows and dancing fire flames.
and it’s nice when something comes along in this whirlwind to remind you where you are and what you’re supposed to be doing.
I just finished a book called the curious incident of the dog in the night-time. it’s a glorious piece of enchantment, sweet and bitter and sad and calming, and if I could climb into the pages and lay among the words, swim between the pages, dance with the illustrations, I would die a happy girl.
things are crazy all around me, but nothing calms my jumpy jitters like a good book.
I read the entire thing in one day, from last night till tonight, and it’s been the first time I’ve been able to relax or take a few minutes for myself in a long while. It’s a short book and once I started it was nearly impossible to stop.
And now it’s 2005. It really doesn’t mean that much to me except I had to buy new calendars, which is one of my most favorite things to do because I love calendars and if it were up to me I would buy a million of them and they would be plastered all over my walls. At the same time buying calendars is one of my most hated activities, because it is very difficult for me to pick just one or two calendars. This year I will buy three, although I wanted many more.
I hope everyone had enjoyable holidays.
- merry christamas
- the simpsons.