Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ahhhhh.....(I AM The Luckiest Woman In The World)

I am home again. I am home again. That's the only way I can describe what I'm feeling right now.

I have a new Magic Box.
It is magic.

This morning I asked Mr. Moon timidly if I could use his computer. He sighed deeply and said, "Well, I was going to play poker in a minute but yes, you can." He hesitated a second and then said, "We need to get you a new computer."

And thus, it was done.

When we left Best Buy I was cradling my new MacBook in my arms and crying. I am not making this up, I am not exaggerating. I was crying. The guy at the door said, "Someone happy with their new Mac?"

It's so beautiful. It is so elegant. The keyboard lights up. The trackpad does all sorts of fancy things. The battery is supposed to have a ten-hour life. It is aluminum-covered. It is shiny and new and yet, I feel as if I have been using it forever.

I am home.

I wonder why it is that I am so enchanted with the Apple computer?
I don't know and I don't really care to delve into the reasons except to say that perhaps it is their complete elegance. They work so well and so gracefully that you don't even have to think about what you're doing. It's like having a wonderful partner in dance or in acting or in love. There they are and they do what they are supposed to, leaving you free to do what you are supposed to do. And they make you feel so damn good while you're doing it. And makes possible the magic of collaboration.

Damn. Apple should pay me.
I fucking wish.

Well. It's Sunday night. There was a rehearsal. It went well. I can feel the six of us knitting up the words and turning them into whole cloth. Judy and Denise and Kathleen came and it was like, Ah. Here we are. All is right with the world. Judy and Denise are going to stage-manage, do props and costumes. Kathleen is going to add the magic.

It felt like...I was home. Again.

And here I am, in this, my house-home and the heat is on because it's getting cold tonight. And there is bread rising and meat marinating and Mr. Moon will be coming home from the woods soon.

Mr. Moon.

The man who bought me this elegant device. This time machine, this pen-and-paper, this way I can see pictures of Maggie May's beautiful new baby. This way I can express myself and share myself and be part of your lives and you can be part of mine. This way I can travel across oceans and mountains and continents, flying like a genie to see your kitchens, your yards, your children, your loves, your art.
Mr. Moon, the man who understands me and like Tearful said about his wife, loves me still and who still wants to make me happy.

The man I love and am so blessed to be loved by.

He'll be home soon from the woods.

Okay. Now I'll catch up on your blogs and I'll answer my comments and I'm home again. It may take me some time but it'll be a joy.

All right. I need to go attend to things.
Here's a picture of Owen that I took last week. I am putting it in because, quite simply I can.
It's so nice to be back.
Hello, y'all.


  1. Welcome back and welcome home! I'd cry too! My replacement computer is supposed to arrive Tuesday so I am very excited. I flirted with Mac's but I am a pc user from way back and feared change and incompatibility with the rest of our little network, as my tall handsome system administrator is a pc guy too. (And he loves his online poker too!) Plus, there was the price, since I only got 18 months out of my last one. I hope I love my new Dell as much as you love your new Magic Box.
    I love that picture of Owen in the hat. He just keeps getting cuter and cuter! Speaking of cute, how about EVER??? What a perfect little baby. I'm a wee bit jealous of you both. :)

  2. Welcome home new Magic Box! I'm so happy you are happy and Mr. Moon is a wonder of a man. :)

    Someone should tell Mel that with a Mac there's no such thing as a compatibility problem.

  3. Mel- I'd give you one day with a Mac and me over your shoulder and you'd never look back. And price? Yeah. Eighteen months with a Dell and if I hadn't drowned my logic board, my four- year old Mac would still be fine.
    But- we all love what we love. People, computers, whatever gets your story out. That's what works.

    Mel's Way- You just did.

  4. Aawwhhh, a new magic box. I want one. Glad you're back online with your own machine!

    Yep, I'm excited about Ever too.

    And that Owen. Looks like he's growing like a weed. He looks about the same size as my 3 year old!

  5. my husband would love the magic box reference.
    and i love YOU, returned to the world you are happy in.
    and owen?
    i could go on almost as long as you... irresistible, young boys in hats.
    i am thrilled and can hardly wait to bask in your visual return.

  6. That picture of Owen is outrageously cute.

    And you're not so crazy. An augmentative communication specialist worked with Sophie on Friday and used an iPad. She said that it's magical in its allure. That people pull it out of the box and handle it and just adore it. Like magic.

  7. I'm not sure i could live without my MAC, Ms Moon. how wonderful to hear you own your own one now. to me a Mac is the equivalent of Virginia woolf's Room of one's Own. We all need one.

  8. Yeah, I'm a Mac person too. Never had anything else. Owen seems to have suddenly morphed from baby to kid. I guess it's the way he wears his hat.

  9. Rebecca- He is a BIG boy. And "big" is one of his new words.

    rebecca- I'm spinning. I can't even tell you.

    Elizabeth- Hey- I believe it. And I believe that Steve Jobs believes in magic and has some bizarre ability to give it to people. Magic, that is. I swear.

    Elisabeth- Exactly! I KNEW there was some metaphor I was searching for. You have given it to me. A room of my own. And it can be anywhere and any time.

  10. I can't even comment on the post. Where did that little boy come from? The baby is gone.

  11. I am Mac all the way. Love Apple, love everything about my Macs. Glad that you have your new one. Enjoy!

  12. Must be that time of year...we just purchased a new iMac which arrived midweek. Yesterday was all the hooking up, changing information, adding information, still trying to figure out to transfer and on and on. I am a Mac person through and through. Our PC is leaving home to my daughter who dislikes Macs (?!).

    Little Owen has grown so much! My gosh I am away from blogs for two weeks (yes I am sooooo out of the loop) and he just sprouted into a big boy.

    Maggie May's Ever is so lovely...

  13. She's back with her new silver Mac, Oh Yeah! Give that sweet Moon Man a hug from me. Hell, one from each of us.

    That Owen is such a boy in his little jeans and cap! They do grow so fast.

    Hugs from CA where I am finally home in my little blue bungalow.

  14. HOOORAY!!!!!
    I'm so happy for you. I want one!
    I love that pic of owen, his stance and face, the light everywhere and chickens, the perspective, lovely.

    I am thrilled that you have this new best friend so you can write write write and come see us too.
    I hate to say it but I didn't feel settled until I saw your post on my blog, and it was so moving to me. Thank you.

  15. Yay!!! A new Magic Box and a loving husband and a grandson who is adorably adorable in his winter cap. You are blessed. I am happy for you : )

  16. So do we get a photo of the elegant keyboard???

  17. Hooray for Mr. Moon. I am SO HAPPY for you!

    I also can't believe how tall Owen is getting. Lordy.

    Love you tons.

  18. Stephanie- I know. It's true. He is all boy now.

    Syd- Oh take my word for it- I AM!

    Ellen- Don't you feel as if Ever is "ours" somehow? Magic.

    Lisa- Thank-you!

    N2- Pictures of Corn Tiger, please!

    Bethany- Even a Gateway couldn't stop me from coming to visit you.

    Leslie- Aren't I lucky? Yes. I am.

    lulumarie- Maybe. I'll try.

    Ms. Bastard-Beloved- Love you tons and TONS!

  19. Plus those Mac screens are just plain pretty. Vivid and bright and you could just fall right into it. That picture of Owen, for instance.

    Welcome home.

  20. Congratulations on your new baby, Ms. Moon. I completely understand your infatuation and love. I'm like that every time I get a new computer - about every five years or so.

  21. You should be paid by them! I'm thinking I might get one if this PC wears out now.

    I'm so pleased for you that you have a new computer. So pleased. It's no life without, really.


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