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4:36 p.m. - 2013-01-08
Today is...- a spoken word poem

Today is...

A big pot of chili and how I am never hungry for dinner because I have been tasting. Tasting as the spices settle and meld. Adding salt. A few more grinds of pepper. Surprised by an unexpected chunk of cubanelle and blowing my suddenly running nose. Sifting in hominy. A pot of chili is a process, a journey from raw veggies and bottles and cans and jars and a big lump of ground meat. A trip that takes most of a day.

Today is...

Errands. Putt-putting from here to there and back again in my elderly Escort. A car as bland and unremarkable as a brown paper bag.

Today is...

Smiling because the squishy apples and stale cookies I put out for the deer last night are all gone. The small pile of brown pellets tells me at least one of the does is eating well enough to poop.

Today is...

Jonesing madly for a cigarette, making faces at my nasty healthy breakfast, then defiantly chomping down on a few of these...

Today is...

Staring at my reflection in the big mirror in my bathroom and wondering for the billionth time what the hell I want to do with my hair. My appointment at the salon is Friday morning and as yet I have no idea what to ask the stylist for.

Today is...

Watching movies in my head while I sweep and dust and put things away. It's the joyful anachronistic silliness of 'Ever After' and hoping I am more Drew Barrymore than Anjelica Huston. Their characters, I mean.

Today is...

Wearing a black turtleneck and a smart well-cut blazer with my jeans and boots and laughing out loud when I realized I have been wearing this same basic outfit for the last 37 years. And it still makes me feel well-dressed and kind of cool.

Today is...

Nothing out of the ordinary but paying attention brought me a few surprises and laughs.


And that ain't too shabby. ~LA

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