Thursday, April 23, 2009

And just as things will be repeated in the future, all things now happening happened a million times before. -Alan Lightman

I am feeling a bit suspended right now. The process of waiting is one I so desperatly try to embrace, but for reasons my mangled personality cannot explain, here I sit rushing through this period, desperate for the next.

There is no perserverance in my soul.
I long to hear the words in Bodhi's head.
I am anxious to see the face of this baby inside.
I need Luke to finish school. I need to graduate.
I am desperate for times when sleep comes easy, my body is not cumbersome, and my mind is not filled. I wonder where the person I used to be went; I don't recognize the person I am becoming, but this is who I am.
This waiting is so lonely, for the desires I am expecting are mine alone. Even the wonder of this time is lonely, for the kicks of my inside son cannot be shared; the perfection of the almost-two-year-old kiss cannot be described.
It is at these lonely, graceless times, that I find myself discovering how timeless I in fact am. These moments of desperation and beauty are not mine. They belong not to me, but to us. This world, this forward time passage has not my interests at heart, but the interests of itself. This wasteful time of wading through moments that cannot pass fast enough were shared by many before me. And the beauty that I grasp to belongs to everyone, excluding anyone boasting in their singularity. I want this waiting to dissipate. I am just passing the time until he speaks, September arrives, we receive our diplomas, we move out of this house. But the time will not pass any faster because of my desires. These are moments that are recreated. So many have been here. So many yet to join me.

So I rush forth, less lonely, remembering all those who proceeded me, and those yet to come.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

25 Things of Me

As I have not posted in sometime, I felt I would use a little facebook inspiration for a new post. 25 things about me. Let's see.

1. In recent months I have become an addict to couponing. It is not unusual for me to stop at a drug store, purchase 15 items, and spend $0.52.

2. I am the middle child and a libra. Life is one great big balancing act.

3. My husband was my brothers best friend in high school. I had a huge crush on him my sophmore year. The time was never right then, but it is fun to joke about what could have been now.

4. Unintentionally, I gave birth naturally. It was the single most empowering and enlightening experience of my life. Strength, like most other traits, comes from within.

5. As a family, we make an effort to be green.

6. After high school, academically my life took a detour that I can not really explain. What I learned during those years is of greater use to me than anything I did or could've learned in a class room.

7. In 2006-2007 I got engaged, got married, changed jobs, got pregnant, bought a house, moved from Knoxville, gave birth. Then I decided to slow down.

8. The meaning of my son's name was more important to me than the sound.

9. My husband was late to our wedding and no one would tell me.

10. I never realized or considered the fact that I would be part of a bi-racial marriage until the last session of our pre-marriage counseling. Race is of no issue to me.

11. Both of my siblings are getting married this year. Bodhi is the ring bearer in both weddings.

12. My engagement ring is a triangle, and I don't know anyone else who has one like that.

13. Jack Johnson wrote the soundtrack for my life.

14. I meet L on the 27 of January. He was wearing a shirt that had the number 27 on the back.

15. My favorite book of all time is The Fountianhead. I did not have to read it for school. Reading is my only hobby.

16. I have never had many friends. This is a fact that does not bother me.

17. I don't like to shower.

18. When it comes to toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, cleaning supplies, it looks like I am prepared for Y2K. I have no fear of stockpiling.

19. My parents have been married for more than 25 years. That type of love is exactly what I was looking for and found.

20. My son thinks I am the funniest person on this earth. I can make him laugh harder than anyone else.

21. When I was pregnant and something funny happened, I would completely loose control of my laughter. I simply could not stop. This was a wonderful experience, but somewhat embarrassing.

22. The social standard of shoe wearing is not in tune with who I am.

23. The Lesson of the Moth is my favorite poem of all time. Up next is Homage to my Hips.

24. Jr. High was my favorite part of school. Those three years are horrifically and beautifully etched in my mind.

25. There is nothing more important to me than family. Nothing.