Who even knows anymore, which way I have been destined to go? And who knows what I mean when I say that I simply don’t know? Should I start making plans for a way to get out of the place it looks like I’m stuck in? Or get comfortable here even though it’s a sin for my soul to have no way to live..?
New Orleans, Louisiana
My future, and the Highway to Nowhere….
• Describe a moment from today that you would like to remember always •
Challenge chosen at random..
Miss Gracie fell asleep in the back of my car while driving home from New Orleans this afternoon. I can’t honestly come up with a handful of times when that’s happened..
I turned around to put my jacket underneath her sleepy head and she stirred and smiled at me just like an angel..
With her eyes at half mast beneath a halo of hair, she all but glowed in a humidity that could only have been born in the South.
She looked so peaceful.
And I felt my heart swelling within me..
I love this animal. He’s smelly, and slobbery, and he farts A LOT… but he loves me more than anything else in my life right about now.
He’s eight years old and at about 100 pounds. Miss Gracie tries to mount him like a horse every time he’s allowed in the house, LOL. She’s been trying for years but he doesn’t complain. Cooper is just kind of mellow that way; he always has been.. He didn’t even go through a real “puppy” phase that I can remember.. He doesn’t chew on our things. Or shit in our house. Or ask me for things I can’t handle. Cooper just wants some lovin’ and food, lots of food, and a fan, cuz its hot out and his butt can’t stand it.
He’s been our baby since the first time we saw him there; sitting pretty in the back of a truck on a side road in Meridian almost a decade ago..
We camped last week. A week in the camper at Lake Okatibbee with the family.. Mmmmmm, fuuuunnnn… While we were gone he was hit by a car. He;s alive but he’ll never be the same..
I’m gonna stop talking now. I apologize for my rambling. I swear I had something to say when I started, but I can’t wrap my head or my heart around this so it gets jumbled..
I’ll try again another day…
“If you don’t think, then you shouldn’t speak.”
– The Mad Hatter
“Make peace with your broken pieces.”
– r. h. sin
Okatibbee Lake • Collinsville, Lauderdale County, MS • 06.26.2018