Saturday, April 16, 2011


It was only after the alarm sounded on the electric gate outside that I realized the power had gone back on.  As usual, the alarm, then the fan that both cools the room and provides white noise, then the fans in the hall.  Like clockwork, it is a reminder that the bad storm and all the inconveniences that came with it are over...and we once again have electricity.

Mario stirred, then whispered "Thank you, Lord."  He looked beautiful and young and cozy... and it was here that I knew the day would be good.

More rain.
Clothes distribution.
More rain.
Dinner at friends.

That, in a nutshell, is what I did today.

What's missing is the beauty; the painful details; laughter; love; fun.

The total joy of my day can be lost in summing up what I did in lists or insignificant brush strokes of jobs I've done or how I performed.  What I did and what I said is lost without detail.

So, for those who say I can be a bit verbose, here is the alternative.  Nod if you can hear me.

So my secret delights and love and tears and concerns will be mine to keep just for today.  Tomorrow I'll tell you the truths in detail.

Thank God...another day.