...quiet, about a lot of things...
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
"Oh...But Look What I've Got..."
The lyrics to the much overused and cliche' song Memories..(still I LOOOOVE it..and cry every third time I hear it)are really quite poignant. My favorite line is:
"Could it be that it was all so Simple then,
or has Time rewritten every line"
I think this about my children..my lovers, my past. How time rewrites every line. Photo shops every thing in a nice "diffused glow". That or takes an extreme close up for the gory detail. Neither of which are reality.
But that reality is gone. Memory is all that remains.
.....So enough of the Streisand moment..the DRAMA with a capitol D. I sometimes have to force myself to acknowledge the comedy memory can bring. Like this one I had made for me, custom, over the weekend.
Michael left for Alaska early Sunday morning. Maggie and a friend, downstairs asleep on my couches. Rachel, asleep in her bedroom. Me working, in my bed. Michael in the sky, where he seems to belong.
Sometime mid morning, Maggie enters, looking charming, sleepy and grumpy all at the same time. I am expecting a "Good Morning."
Instead I get a Safeway receipt thrust in my face.
"You better tell dad..he should be more careful where he Leaves these.."Friend" found THIS on the island last night!"
Taking the receipt, and giving her my best 'You must be on crack' look... I ask her what on earth is the problem with Dad leaving a grocery receipt in the kitchen?
"Oh, I don't know??...maybe the VERY FIRST item?"
I now, LOOK at the receipt..
I break out into hysterical laughter. Maggie is clearly not amused.
"Friend..SAW THAT MOM...How Disgusting! What the heck does Dad need those for anyway?"
I responded in a deadpan voice. "Water balloons...What the hell do you think, Maggie? So we don't....Oh, I don't know??..have Like a million kids!!!"
The look on her face was a memory in the making.
Wander over to Writers Island..to see more of the sketchy details we call memory...
Oh.. the poem.. an American Sentence.. I suppose..Give me a moment:
With all the sex on TV, you'd think she'd excuse her parent's; BUT NO!