Sunday, February 24, 2008

Sometimes......

Sunday. The rains finally got the drift, Ma Sun has had enough of you. She warned them. Scolded them. Poked her head up from underneath the down comforter enough to tell them "No more", "Don't make me do this..." But they were stubborn little buggers. Flailing, falling, raining on our parade. I could have warned them, but I didn't wanna be a "told you so....."

She came flyin' out of her bed. Mad as hell. Glaring. Scorching. She won.

The world tilted on it's axile, and all the rain slipped off. Shunned into "Shame on you" land.....and Sunday was born.

I woke up to dark coffee and every bird on the universe camped in my unkempt yard singing out of tune, vying for the lead role in todays Soap Opera. You gotta give it to 'em, they never give up. I woke up to my new life, rewritten from the old, and a few pages missing. I kissed the sky. And waited.

Jonah never showed up to mow the yard. Not that he ever has before, but his late night call the night before gave me hope. Not that I can't mow it myself, oh I have a million times. Every time almost. With babies in backpacks, pushing the mower and pulling a buggy. Under ten o-clock street lights. In a cast to my knee. I just hoped this once, he'd show up. That I could lay eyes on my six foot tall wayward child in the sunlight. That I could know he was safe.

At one o'clock, I went to fetch the gas. I pumped my $3.29 cent worth of fuel into a can the size of my pocketbook, strapped it into the hatchback, and cranked my engine. And then I heard it. The sound. The noise. The message.

The Beastie Boys. "We gotta fiiiiiiggggght for our right to Partaaaaaaaaaay"! I turned it up louder. And louder. The speakers cracked. I cranked it one more time. It's a Toyota for crying out loud, she can take it. I rounded the corner rocking.

And when the afternoon played out, I whispered those words to myself, over and over again, Sometimes "we gotta fight" for our right....."to"......

18 comments:

Maithri said...

Your words are sun lit amber dropping from the trees...

They soothe me
as always.

You know this morning I woke up...ready for work...

and I just wanted to sleep... I wasnt in the mood today... I wanted to rest, and love, and write...

So I picked up the phone...and called in sick...

I'm fightin for my right...
too.

I'm going to Whiskey bay,

Love to you my sister,

M

WILSONART said...

Fight for our RIGHT to be free from worry.
Lay it down,kick it around,,,it has no place in the sunshine heart.

He cares for the birds of the fields,,,,how much more He must care for us,,,,,,and sent the birds to say so.

WILSONART said...

And I love the dove of Hope in the painting!

singleton said...

Maithri....
Take peace in Whiskey Bay....feel the breeze, throw your arms up and kiss the sky,
and remember,
you,
and only you,
can be the one to
open the window to your own happiness,
your own peace,
your own wild child.....
and sometimes,
we have to
fight
for
that right.....

Peace~love my friend
and every now and then we have
to fight for exactly that.....

babs.....yes, friend, I took everything that happened today as a sign, a sign of things to come, of today, and all that yesterday has given birth to....And I heard their voice, borrowed their wings, and decided the only way I could fly was over this....
Hope builds a bridge
and
I'm takin' it, my friend!

Peace~love
Sometimes you have to fight for the right......

singleton said...

ps Babs....that is one of the very few drawings that remain here, with me, on my walls....
reminding me
to
believe.....

karma lennon said...

I love that line about waking up to a new life, with a few pages missing and kissing the sky. Awesome.

SpongyBones said...

few pages always to fill in later. Kissing the sky and the ground ... thankful for every page:). Awesome!

Princess Pointful said...

Funny how the rain and Beastie Boys can be equally refreshing.

kj said...

keep reminding me, singleton. keep reminding me. i want flow and i can't seem to avoid suds...

:)

Shimmerrings said...

You got that right... we have to fight... for the right... so, I relocated myself...

... Party!

And Peace... and Love... Laughs & Giggles!

skinnylittleblonde said...

...everything worthwhile.
ILYSVMS

No said...

You make the ordinary, every day things so much fun...like coming home from work yesterday, I blasted Prince on the radio...nothing better than that...except, of course, the Beasty Boys!

singleton said...

karma....
Every day. Because, if nothing else, each new day holds the promise of hope....:) I wish I could rendevous with you girls for your night out on the town! Clink me and Kiss the sky when you hear rollin' stones! ;)

Spongy...Muah! We've missed you! Can't wait to hear you fill in those pages.....

Princess....Works everytime! Somedays you just gotta find The Rock in the roll......

KJ....truth be known, I'm on a slip~n~slide.....But by Gosh, I'm either gonna roll with the flow or find me a good ole grapevine to grab onto! And hey! If you've got suds, somewhere in there you've got little bubbles that you can wish on!

Shimmerings.....I feel change coming in your words.....And I'm smiling, it sounds like Peace knockin' on your door:)

SweetSLB.....I can't imagine that it's possible, but somedays I love you more than the day before. Today's one of those days....Thank God for you and Kimbies, for the sisterhood, for the power of "I'm right here beside you, behind you, in front of you if that's where I'm needed". ILYSVVM

No...Oh, I love Prince Blasting! In fact, hold on.....yup, diggin' out Graffiti Bridge for the morning ride! Ta!Dah! And that's your gift to me and everyone in eight o'clock traffic with me!

Peace~love friends
Say the words
until they're true.....

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

I like these slice of life posts.

Sandy Kessler said...

oh yes- that song always always gives me strength

singleton said...

Ultra....It's all a slice, just a little lemon wedge from the martini moon! Got those side-trips planned for that roadtrip yet? :)

Sandy....Clink! To girls gotta be strong!

Peace~love my friends

karoline said...

oh i can so relate....

and you just keep on mowin'...

singleton said...

Karoline.....
But don't we all?
Crop circles in this everything we call life....
mowing....
plowing ahead....
believing....
Bless you, girl.....