Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Spit.....

She stood on the patio. White patent leather sandals and cheese curl toes to the very edge of the concrete. From the kitchen I watched her blow and blow and blow, a giant "Achooooooo!", white eyelet dress billowing in the wind. "Achooo! Achoooo! Achooo!" I whispered "God bless you" but she didn't hear me, she was too busy spittin' the devil out....

Our Mama made us do that. When I fibbed that the neighbor's dog bit me in the shin, and really, it was our Princess, aggravated by being aggravated, but I couldn't risk tellin' the truth.....When I stole the Ford Fairlane, joyriding for three blocks before we finally hit traffic and bailed.....When we sold toilet paper flowers to the neighbors because we were hungry, and we weren't, but we were inventive....Our Mama made us spit the devil out......

And so tonight, I did that. Hammered up "Do not trespass" signs on the squeaky screen door and the picket fence, the psychedelic pass through to the laundrey room. It's been hell week. And we're goin' to the beach. Fate and everything ugly has raised it's rheumy arm to trip us up, to stop us in our tracks, to rock our peace. And I almost fell for it. Until I remembered to spit the devil out.....

Peace~love my friends,
If we Just make it through the night.....


14 comments:

skinnylittleblonde said...

Soon all we'll be spittin will be saltwater and sand.
Peace is there for us & I will meet you there, come hell or highwater.

xoxox
skinny

she said...

- great read my friend -

when the ocean calls.. nothing can stop her

leave spit behind;
have a wonderful time,

peace & love! ~s

Gillian said...

Enjoy~!!
Look who I'm tellin...you know all about it.
xo

WILSONART said...

Spittin' the devil out,,,the adventure is coming,,hell or high water; surf's up!
(and have one GREAT time, for all of us)

One.

skinnylittleblonde said...

2AM! Hitting the road momentarily! Just a few more hours until I see you again! xoxoxox

singleton said...

Ahhhh,sweet Skinny.....Hours! Minutes~ I CFW! Good Lord, the Army of "I'm gonna getchya's" has come out in full force this week, but we have the magic......Because we believe.......Soon sweetie, Soon! Clink! Mile Marker One Already!

She....Bless you sweet friend! We're off! I'm shuttin' this baby down and rollin' out....It's "Feel the Love" time....... Muah! If you hear clinkin' in the wind, it's us, raisin' our glasses to all of you....the ones who have gotten us through a zillion sleepless nights, early mornings, up and downs! Much Love!

Blue.....Watch for pictures of that word...."Enjoy" scribbled in the sand! Clink!

Babs....This is it, girlfriend! There's been hell and highwater, but that's what these hippies have combat and cowboy boots for! Peace~love, let the good times roll!

Muah!

i beati said...

ever notice when you are so drained , so spent that you know you're going to crawl off on vacation, something else comes along to try that last nerve- yes spit and run rather fly friend.. You are the second today with a similar dilemna - fly

Maithri said...

Oh my friend,

Enjoy the sea,
The water, the sand
the peace that only that tideless
music can bring...

I'm back to bloggin...now and
then... when I can...

It brings a little peace
And like you say
so eloquently
we can let the world
rock our peace

Soft peace, wild love,

M

Maithri said...

cant let the world lol not can let the world ;)

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Cryptic and enthralling as always.

Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt said...

Haven't been over in awhile, but glad I did this morning. How perfect...spit the devil out! The devil can be us or something else or even someone else. I might try it under a tree and let the roots absorb it, turn it into something more beautiful.....

mindy said...

ya'll have fun at the beach! clink!

justacoolcat said...

Nothing like a little holy salt water to exorcise the beast.

singleton said...

ibeati.....Ahhh, then bless your friend too! We got pounded in the days, weeks, hours before take~off! Every moment closer to leaving, more chaos brewing! But we made it! I wish your friend peace, too!

Maithri....sweet friend, I knew exactly what you meant! We hung that little Motto on Kimbies back for this trip to the sea....
And JSYK, it was everything we ever dreamed of.....
when they hauled in the tractors and doziers and started dredging the dunes, everyone else groaned, Not now! Not here! We slipped over the railing and made friends with the boys saving our sea, splashed in their puddles, scooped sand dollars from the pipes.....Nah, we can't let the world rock our peace! Much Love, my friend....

Ultra....Oh, I always thought I was getting away with that cryptic stuff! :]

Sweet Katherine....I imagine you can turn anything into something beautiful! So very very nice to see you again!

Mindy....And girl, did we! I think you'd be proud!

suchacoolcat.....Ta!Dah! You got it, baby!

Peace~love sweet friends....
We found it where the waves crash