Tuesday, October 14, 2003

It takes me half the week to start moving by which time it is already the end of the week. My week starts Sunday night because I have paper submissions every Monday morning...and I obviously never get around to doing them before I have to, like I really really have to....

Excerpts from a conversation on the bus....

A: I have my Bible right next to my bed and it's in this plain simple modern English that I can read and relate to...it's like the Lawd is curled by right by mah head and talkin' to me (can't reproduce the Texas drawl)
B: Aha...
A: And my most prized possession is my little Green bible that I have put stickers into to make it fun and exciting when I read it...and I keep in it all the cards that mah little boy made me when he was growin' up y'kno..
B:...
A: And why don't you guys believe in make-up?
B: Cause it makes us into something that the Lord never meant us to be...
A: I kin understand that, though I don't agree with it, but I can understand that...

Funny bits of conversations in the air...old people....I see them on buses talking to strangers all the time...about their families and their day and their possessions....and it never fails to strike me how incredibly lonely people in this country are...and is it that when they're young they have the wherewithal to withstand, but it gets worse as they grow older?

But they do talk all the time....to any stranger that would care to listen...life's a bitch sometimes...

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