Himself: Wrote, drove, ate, unloaded truck, played games, ate again, and a meeting.
Herself: with the quilt blog too: Didn’t drive enough, ate, unloaded truck, read, ate, meeting. Sometimes simplicity works well.
My Babylonian Captivity: Chapter November 15 through November 22: Do stop in and read Tugster's experience as a human shield. He writes that, “ i was captured in kuwait (where i was teaching in the kuwaiti air force)….”
Here I am scribbling in Volume 5. One of Duck’s wool quilts was over my shoulders, and my polyester brown patterned bedspread on my lap. There are days I wrote little, but the drawings bring it all back.
I still try to keep a record of what we did, what I do, during my days. With my patently Swiss Cheese memory, how else will I know what’s happening as I fall into my memoryless dementia, so I keep a side bar with my daily bits under headings. Still I wanted more. Once I began writing here and reading the blogs of others, I felt I needed to create for myself some form of blog that transcended writing of the day to day minutia of my life.
Oh, I confess, there still are days I fall into the trap.
Here….I went to the store. There, I could be found in the pool up and down and up and down always moving, never touching the bottom. That’s not only a trap, but it’s endless. Endless interests no one and certainly not me.
Of course, each day I would like to offer some little bit, like a treasured piece of creativity on a plate, but I’m not that great a writer. I’d love to be a single topic person like Ronni Bennett, who writes about Age…today on the social needs of elders. Another example is Tugster who writes about tug boats and more in the New York harbor. There’s nothing singular about me. My brain wanders too much. Instead of writing on an individual topic, I have been attempting to distill some fraction of what I do during the day into a small essay.
Yesterday the subject was flannel sheets, and the day before I wrote briefly about finding a gap in the pictures that recorded my father’s life. Sometimes I’m a failure at essays and act solely as a reporter as the morning the Splendor was towed in.
So while I move the dust around, move the pixels here or there, I’m also trying to find some way to capture moments in words. There’s nothing endless about this task. Not at all.