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I'm home. I just spent the last hour standing outside, talking to n0thingman. Man, was I glad to see him. We had a long talk about a great many things, but the thing that seemed to strike the deepest chord with me was talk about the unconscionable ways that people can sometimes treat each other, and my just general lack of understanding as to how people can be that way. Parents to their children especially.

I was somewhat late in my arrival to meet him because I drove Guitar Joe home from work. Tomorrow will be his last day at The Co-op, and I think it's only just begun to hit me how much I'm going to miss him. You know how you can work with people, and a lot of them you really like, but then one or two of them are just your favorites? Yea.

divinetailor wrote something today about the wonderful ways in which people can express their love. I've gotten some mighty powerful love these past few days, from her, from n0thingman, from lilostitch ... last night, Mothermoonbeam and AFRICArdo sat with me, and Mothermoonbeam reminded me that I was part of a community. That there were many arms that would gladly open to me, and many hearts as well. I'm beyond words at the kindness that has flowed from the people in my life. From my Mother's message on my answering machine, Debbie's hug at the end of her shift, and Coco returning from lunch with not one but six of those damn cupcakes. From each of you. From all of you.

I will never understand how a mother can abuse her son, but I will always be touched and heartened by the sheer power of people healing each other, and themselves. Amongst the horrors of life, there always seem to be these bountiful pockets of love.


Oct. 16th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
restoring order is good LATER. not now.
Charlotte's Web is amazing, but it's very likely to make you cry even more. I have an entire closet of books (i'd say about 40% of them are kids books) that you are welcome to borrow, should you ever need something fun to read :) although some of them are in german so that wouldn't help you much...
the Ramona Quimby books are always fun & lighthearted. I have Ramona Quimby, Age 8 at the very front of my closet...and I'm pretty sure i have Beezus and Ramona somewhere, but that could be at the back, and it's a reasonably deep closet.

since you don't know what to do with yourself, you should go for a walk. it's really nice outside. alternately, you could buy me lots of halloween candy.
speaking of halloween, i got the final elements of my costume together. it's hot.

Oct. 16th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
I actually have a pseudo plan for when later should be.

It seems I bought him a Halloween card a week or so ago (one we sell at The Co-op -- remind me to point it out to you the next time you're in). I figured once the holiday got a bit closer, I'd send it (and, you know, say something inside). This also neatly solves the problem of what to do with the pictures of him from the roll of film that I picked up yesterday. They're cute. They're sweet. They're not something that I can look at right now.

I think I managed to get most of my Halloween costume ready on Friday, though I still have some work to do, including trimming a beard into an eyebrow. Know anyone who knows how to do shit like that? Because I'm afraid I'm gonna wreck $20 worth of fake beard.

I'd been thinking about Charlotte's Web for a while because of the spider on Rob's back porch and conversations we'd had surrounding him/her. When I went to AFRICArdo's bookstore the other night, I noticed another E.B. White Book (One Man's Meat, which I also bought), and asked AFRICArdo about Charlotte's Web. I was crying by the time I reached the second paragraph.
Oct. 16th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
Kev feels left out that he didn't inspire you to read Charlotte's Web. At least will he inspire you to watch Arachnaphobia?

Halloween card sounds like a good idea. It's far enough away for you to collect your thoughts, and also give you enough time before you have to handle the pictures, etc.

I can probably help you with the trimming a beard into an eyebrow thing, but why didn't you just get a fake eyebrow? also, i don't know how work-intensive your costume is, but i have a sewing machine, should you need to use one.
Oct. 16th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
I asked if they had eyebrows. They did not.

And that sentence sounds utterly ridiculous, standing there on its own. I think I shall leave it be.
Oct. 16th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, but Kev will not be inspiring me to watch Arachnaphobia because I cannot handle that movie. Saw parts of it once, and parts were plenty.
Oct. 16th, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I wrote the Daryk post.

And emailed a link to Daryk, and to John as well.

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