Normal

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it.” ~ Ellen Goodman

1114

sitting on the couch

doing stuff with the tablet

TV is on watching, listening and good for foreground & background noise take your pick

did I mention that I am wearing one of my favorite ivy league shirt

well it’s 3:40 in the afternoon and this is what I have been doing

I live such an amazing exciting ecclectic down to earth life

Death

In death – no! even in the grave all is not lost. Else there is no immortality for man. Arousing from the most profound slumbers, we break the gossamer web of some dream. Yet in a second afterward, (so frail may that web may have been) we remember not that we have dreamed.
~Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (2006), “The best of Poe”, p.70 Prestwick House Inc.

Source: AZQuotes.com

1101

woke
up
this
morning
the
temperature
was
12 F
yet
the
calendar
hung
on
the
wall
shows
that
spring
begins
on
the
20th
okay

since
I
reside
in
Massachusetts
I’ve
gotten
use
to
it

Short Story

She knew the weather is bad, but she was determined to venture out to the bodega, to get milk, as she had none left. Bundled up, she encountered white out conditions, and soon enough, she got disoriented, and didn’t know where she was.

The next morning her son woke up, and his mother was not home. He called his aunt to see if she was there, and she said no.

An hour later, there was a knock on the door. It was the police notifying him, that a man out walking his dog. found her face down on a snowbank, and apparently froze to death.

March

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. -Charles Dickens (1812-1870), Great Expectations