Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

What I did today

After spending many, many days slaving over the novella non-stop, I took today off. I did a bit of cleaning, but mostly I sat in my wee office and stared out the window, listening to the rain pouring down in buckets. It's truly not possible for me to articulate what it means to me to be able to listen to rain, and to hear nothing else: no radios, no tv's, no people screaming and shouting, no pounding of feet against the ceiling, no traffic, nothing at all. There was just me, the wind and the rain, and the creaking of the building. It was pure fucking bliss. And then after the rain died down, I took a long shower, popped Season Five of "24" into the TV, poured a big glass of pinot noir, and spent a couple of hours in the kitchen cooking up a storm. I made enchiladas, corn bread with jalapenos and cheese, and rice with black beans. More bliss followed.

Serious, this rickety eensy isolated apartment is the best fucking thing to happen to me since moving to the East Coast.

And now there's a massive wind storm whipping it up outside.


Marine Autumn

I owe you marine autumn
With dankness at its roots
and fog like a grape
and the graceful sun of the country;
and the silent space
in which sorrows lose themselves
and only the bright crown
of joy comes to the surface.

--Pablo Neruda.

website statistics

Latest Month

August 2012
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow