Monday, October 31, 2011

Dark Now But Light Will Soon Be Here

Owen will be here soon and I will take him back to bed with me. He will try to get me to turn on the lights but I will be firm and say, "No, it is still dark, it is time to go to bed," and he will get under the covers with me and say, "Cozy," and it will be.

I just wanted to tell all of you that I do feel you, an army as such, behind my back, and that image makes me feel so strong, somehow. Dream world and virtual world meet up in my mind and I don't understand and I don't know but I keep thinking of Steve Jobs' last words which were "OH WOW, OH WOW, OH WOW," and that too, gives me comfort and somehow his life led to this place here where I write and where I read and where we are a sort of community which gives us all at times a reason to go on, a place to shed our bras, as it were, to sit down and reach out for each other.

I am grateful today, this early dark morning. I am aware, even in my half-awakeness, that I am so very, very grateful.



  1. Gratitude is next to love, even in the close early darkness of morning beside a sleeping boy. Thanks, Ms Moon.

  2. I am shedding my bra right now, just for you. Maybe Steve Jobs experienced the great beyond--the motherboard of it all. I hope so.

  3. Okay. But fist is still balled up and I still feel ready to drop-kick somebody. Love to you and thank you for always inspiring me.

  4. And we, too, are grateful for you.



  5. Still losing my comments for some reason, I know it's my fault.
    I love your army image.
    Monday morning, having a hard time entering the world, what can I do to feel better? Pour the coffee, go see Ms Moon. Love you and thanks.

  6. A new day, and a bundle of warmth and love to put your arms around. I'm so glad you are blessed with that little boy and the light he shines on you.

  7. Yes. How awesome was that eulogy of Mona Simpson's? And yes to the armies at our backs -- yes to all of it. Yes, even, to the banality of yes.

    Love you.

  8. Elisabeth- Gratitude (REAL gratitude, anyway) feels like love to me.

    Syd- In your case, you can shed your boxers. Oh wait- you don't wear any! I love you for being our faithful man here. Truly.
    And wouldn't it be amazing and wonderful and beyond hoping for to think that a man as smart as Steve Jobs saw something that allowed him to know the answers to it ALL?

    Gradydoctor Sister- Keep those pointy shoes at the ready. Maybe I'll borrow them in a dream. You are lovely.

    Ms. Bastard-Beloved- I don't even have words, sugar.

    Bethany- I wish that every morning you would find something that would give you wings here. I really do. You are so dear to me.

    Ms. Fleur- As always, thanks, sweet neighbor.

    liv- Don't know what I'd do without him.

    Elizabeth- Ain't that the truth? You're the top of the top of the very most top for me.


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