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BABY, THE RAIN MUST FALL
Somewhere in the midst of the darkness and the rain, I keep thinking about you. YOU, that I'm so glad for. YOU, that I'm so sad for. YOU, that I wish I could see more. YOU. and YOU. and YOU, too.

Mostly, I've been seeing the world through a blur. Either a blur of raindrops, pattering down on the windshield before being SWEPT away to the sides and down, zip zop, zip zop as the windshield wipers clear the way. Or through a haze of blurry eyed squinterdom. Or the blur of perpetual motion. I was going to joke that I've invented a perpetual motion machine: it's ME. But that's lame, since I do collapse, muddy and exhausted into a 6-hour (not enough!) sleep coma each night.

The darkness presses me into the bed and covers me up and tucks me in.

It's cold in the house, or at least, it's cold in my bones, in my limbs, in my extremities. As the temperature drops I am much more aware that I have hands and feet than I normally am. Just like when you hurt yourself, pull a muscle or sprain something and are made suddenly much more conscious of that essential bit of yourself because it FEELS more.

I was sent a message this week, one of those email forwards that makes the rounds and pops up everywhere on the internet, the sort of thing I usually tip directly into the bin with the delete button, only this time I actually clicked on the link and did what it asked: I cancelled the automatic subscription for a printed phonebook. When we, and everyone we know, uses the internet to look up phone numbers and maps for everything under the sun, what is the point of stacking landfills full of these giant paper bricks every year, paper that could be better kept as trees which COOL THE EARTH? If you live in Sweden and want to make a small gesture toward the environment, here's the link.

Bubblingly Beautiful, But Belated Birthday Wishes to gnostraeh!
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mood: busy
music: Fool's Garden—The Tocsin


Comments

Good point about the phone books. I get a paper copy of both the phone book and the Yellow Pages once a year and the only time I take them out is to replace them with the new copy... The last time I used them was during a power failure, when I had to find an electrician to fix my power supply. ;-)

Bah! The dark and the rain need to go away!

I have cancelled our telephone catalog, though. Thanks for sharing that. I have years worth sitting around here that need to be recycled.

It makes a lot of sense to cancel it. I just heard the other day that the phone book somehow came up in our Yearbook class...and a couple of the students didn't just not use it...but had never even heard of it!

Good for you on the phone book thing. And thanks for encouraging others. Every little bit counts for the Earth!
Get warm. And get some sleep grrl.

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