Counting the days

I wait to receive. I walk the yard in my socks with a Scotch and pick up after the kids. There’s a video on YouTube that talks about the wonder of life and how every day is precious, a gift…it shows pictures of flowers blooming and everyday people caught with a magic smile. But some days just suck.

We are building a booth for a trade show in Las Vegas. My designer used bad language in a meeting with our vendor and I had to apologize for him. He was probably right to use the bad language.

Anything that seemed straightforward at first isn’t, and some days just vector in that direction. Things are coming in over budget, time is running out. When man goes up against time or money, man often loses.

I take my daily walk past the guys who are living out of their van. I’ve even lost interest in them, I wish they would get on with it. I feel stress hardening in my back and neck, like tree roots.

There are these passages you just need to get through. A long slog through a rocky ravine and it feels like you won’t make it, but it’s the only way to go.

About pinklightsabre

William Pearse publishes memoir, travel journals, poetry and prose, and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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7 Responses to Counting the days

  1. It’s a real skill to slog through something and not be demoralized. Hope you get a picnic somewhere along the way!


    • pinklightsabre says:

      That’s a nice thought – thanks Michelle. WordPress isn’t sending comments or likes to me, so I guess I’m back to a dark well. Good to hear your voice. – Bill


  2. alesiablogs says:

    You know what I think. It is a season and we all have them. The happy chemicals in our brain got fried by the sunshine this weekend and are trying to recalibrate. Just remember—-your blog won’t mind what you write. Its so generous that way….Have a good one and yeah tell the guys in the van hello from me. : )


  3. alesiablogs says:

    WordPress is definitely not without its mishaps. I know I missed some folks comments and actually some went into my spam folder. In fact at least 2 where someone was trying to give me “awards”. NOW that is embarrassing to not thank the person you know. Have a good day!


    • pinklightsabre says:

      Yeah – I tried liking your posts for a while but was getting 404 not found. Did you have to do something to rectify that or did it resolve itself?


      • alesiablogs says:

        I did delete a few ..I have been in a funk lately so not written in about a week. I have a new one I am going to publish in about 5 minutes..I think you might like it. : )


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