As I sit here in disguise, like a villain being hunted by the hero, I resign myself and decide to stay, tucked in the corner of this coffee shop, hoping to avoid any conversation. And I write, chain smoke, and decide how to rally against the negativity which will envelope me when I go home. I know it will happen. I left in the middle of an argument. I don’t feel any shame though as I know positivity will reign. That is what divides us, the outlook, and how shade on a cold day is the same as shade on a sunny day, both beautiful yet so different. If it weren’t for the words, the way I shoot my mouth off, when I feel I am in the right, there wouldn’t be this separation, this hiding, this avoidance. My wish is that the anger will dissipate and all arguments can turn into conversation.
Acis, a minor river god, loved the nymph Galatea. However, the cyclopes Polyphemus [some say the same one who terrorized Odysseus ] also loved the girl. There really was no competition: Acis was young and handsome, Polyphemus large and ugly. Acis and Galatea carried on a secret love affair, but one day Polyphemus heard Acis singing a love song for her and hurled huge rocks at the two. Galatea transformed him into a river and the stones which Polyphemus threw became the Cyclopian Rocks in Sicily.
Galatea and Acis (my version)
There was a fairy and a fish Who loved each other true. A beast, he loved her so much more as social media knew.
The cyclops was the ugly beast From who the two did hide. For in the darkness they did kiss When both their cell phones died.
One day the fairy sang a song Which was meant for fish boy. Cyclops got mad and threw some stones before he did deploy.
He went to war, or so he thought But really he was high. He didn’t understand how she could sing To some other handsome guy.
The stones stand now right near the shore Of modern Italy They both have died but love lives on If only digitally.
Well, today is it, the last day of November, at least I think it is! Funny, but to this day I cannot remember which months have 30 days or 31. I know February!!! And I do know there are rhymes to remember, I have taught them multiple times to multiple grade levels over the course of my teaching career. But for the life of me, I cannot remember!
Yesterday was a busy day. David and I went to a movie. We saw Ford vs. Ferrari. Once I knew what was going on it was pretty good. We then went and got a drink and a bite to eat. I didn’t get a chance to write though.
Today was another busy day. It wouldn’t have been too bad but it was one of those “sleep until noon” kind of chilly days. We then went to dinner with friends and again, not much writing was done. I look and I see all the challenges I love and I am missing them! 😦 I am much too tired now to continue my night-time reading, the jolt of my relaxing muscles keep waking me up, reminding me I should go to bed.
Good night for tonight! Peace to you all. Sweet dreams sent your way.
Cabinets rusted, sauce on the wall This kitchen hasn’t been cleaned in years! Who will wash the dishes? Has anyone bothered to shut off the stove? Is this really my kitchen? At least I can drink my espresso in peace!
Shine like a brand-new diamond Patina of a new jewel Arrays of light shining through glass Reflections in the mirror Kaleidoscope refracts the light Luminous images on my mind Exaggerated depth of shine