Tag Archives: death

A little problem 

I’ve run into this little problem.  I may be dying faster than I had planned and I’m not quite sure what to do about it. I try to convince myself that this is just a minor setback. like a parking ticket. … Continue reading

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mosquito consciousness

my hearing is still eluding me from one ear, the one on my right. my doctor prescribed these antibiotic ear drops that i drop into my ear while lying on my side and let gravity run its course. it’s kind … Continue reading

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575

tonight on the elevator, this man asked this woman if she had heard the news about a 575 year old clam that was recently discovered and then accidentally killed by the scientists who discovered her/him. i know there’s probably more … Continue reading

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moral dilemma

i ran into this moral dilemma today while waiting for the train. Just as the train was arriving, i noticed a subway fare card falling to the tracks from the handbag of this person while she was removing her cellphone … Continue reading

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Saturday, 11:32 pm

i was standing in a large room, a hall of some sort, and all around me in the candlelight, hundreds of people were singing in a language with words i could not recognize, and their bodies were swaying with the … Continue reading

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jazz fest

at the jazz festival tonight. i was seated next to this very friendly woman who kept finding famous chicago musicians scattered around the audience, entire branches, sub-branches and sub-sub branches of families from all over the south side of chicago. … Continue reading

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the great destroyer

i wish i knew more about physics because i’d like to understand what happens to energy when scattered, dispersed, without a channel, a vessel. since i “completed” The Un Known, I really have no idea what to do with myself. … Continue reading

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celebrations

so strange. i just learned i do not have pancreatic cancer. my doctor said he was so overjoyed, he wanted to kiss me… and i guess, i’ve been totally totally in denial about the whole thing, i simply said “oh.”or … Continue reading

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the desert stars

From Wind, Sand and Stars (1939)  by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Once again I had found myself in the presence of a truth and had failed to recognize it. Consider what had happened to me: I had thought myself lost, had touched … Continue reading

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160/100

something is happening but i don’t know what it is. why my blood pressure has escalated so very very high these past few months. up until June, i was perfectly healthy. But today, while getting my wrist examined after last … Continue reading

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outside

so much of consequence is going on outside me…. my windows are shaking, but i am fortunate to have windows. my heart of hearts goes out to my friends out East. how i wish i could be there for them, … Continue reading

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chilling

i was just about to go to bed but i knew there was something i neglected to do today which was to at least say hello to you. at least i could have said hi and thank you before dozing … Continue reading

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