Monday, July 09, 2007

and the living is easy

It was just for a brief moment that the rain stopped. Everyone rushed outside, rinsing their weary bodies in the sunshine.

I rushed from job to job, absorbing radiation from a computer monitor, mixing Manhattans and blending margaritas, steaming milk, uncorking wine and witnessing hundreds of kilometers under the foot of my gas pedal.

I pulled my car over in the mornings, taking 10 minute naps, before shaking myself off with my window rolled down and continuing on my way, visualizing the car crash. I smiled as I answered the phone ("because people can hear your smile") and waded through the groggy early morning mess.

But I stole the moments when I could. I bathed in the sunshine at lunches, washing away the day's tedium. I inhaled the thick summer air deeply every time I carried a cheesecake to its owner on the patio. I sat with Chloe downtown, wearing pretty dresses, dipping a spoon deep into the pitcher of our favourite slushy drink. I drove with my sunroof open, dress hiked up and singing loudly.

It's slipping away too quickly, and now the rain has returned.


  1. Anonymous3:54 PM

    what a nice vibe... makes me feel like I was there...

  2. Anonymous6:09 PM

    nice crotch.

  3. Anonymous7:57 PM

    I see London, I see France.

  4. of the most beautiful things you've written here.

  5. Anonymous9:42 AM

    I see "sprouts"