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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

in need of sequins



I'm eating a juicy, sloppy plum, right over my keyboard, and watching the trees start to bend in the wind. It's early for that today, but the wind doesn't wear a watch. And if you get mad at it, it just says something like, Sorry lady, I'm just passin' through...

Wind Season is unusually... windy this year. It sucks. Or blows, to be more accurate. All I can think of this morning is running off to join the circus. Can you still do that? I haven't seen a traveling Big Top around here in a long time. Maybe Cirque du Soleil has taken over the circus world. That would be sad. I couldn't possibly live in Las Vegas. And I'd miss the peanuts on the floor and the edgy freaks primping in their painted wagons. Ah well... they'd probably make me work in the ticket booth or the hot dog stand. That wouldn't suit me at all. I want to wear sequins and perch on the elephant's head, waving my arms in big, graceful greetings to the adoring crowd.

If I can't have that, well, forget it then. I'll just wait for wind season to pass, and hope that monsoon season isn't too dramatic this year. We thought we'd be in Oregon by now. We thought we'd be stopping at the Grand Canyon on the way. We thought we'd be visiting friends and relatives this summer, and going to the Gathering in Oakland. I even thought I was going to France, in just a few days, for a lovely artist's retreat. But try to make plans in this goofy world... God says, HA! Stay in Taos and eat a plum in the wind. It'll build character.

Character... I think I'll go dust off my tiara and wear it all day long, waving my arms at the trees, as they wave back at me. Does that count as character? Or is it just plain nuts? Wind can do that to you.

5 comments:

marymaryquitecontrary said...

Kim you could still ride on that elephant. We were travelling from Dublin to Belfast on Monday afternoon with our grandchildren. They were so excited to see two elephants in a field at the side of the road. Nearby was the "big top" and an Australian circus. I know that you are planning a move to Oregon;is Australia going a little too far?

Jean said...

I'm waving, here, to YOU! and Character has many connotations. Some are fun!

Let's both go off in search of a circus...I want to be the lady who trains the poodles to
stand on the colorful balls and roll around on them as they bark!

L Lickenbrock said...

At least you arent swimming in the big Mississippi like all of us. Just tie your scarf on a little tighter and ride your bike. Enjoy that fruit but dont eat the tomatoes.......

Kim Miles - Beadist said...

Oh dear... I don't mean to be insensitive. Ever. But I guess sometime I am. All I have to work with is my own life and experience. Have to talk about what I know and do and feel. Compared to so many people, I have nothing to gripe about... but like Joe Walsh, sometimes I still do. Heartfelt best wishes to all who are suffering worse weather trials than I am. I know it could be worse. A thump on the head to me!

It's starting to look like a bunch of us could start our own circus. Come on! Let's go!

L Lickenbrock said...

Kim i wasnt trying to be mean . It was just funny how we do get wrapped up in our own little world and forget all the other people. Enjoy your wind and plum and celebrate I hear the circus is coming to town and I will be your elephant. (just for an hour) Have a great day!!!!!!