Sunday, January 6, 2008

Sunday Scribblings #33 - New

On my way home I tripped on a giant new crack in the sidewalk.
Was it really new or did I just fail to notice it before?

On my way home I entertained myself by crunching my boots in the new snow.
New to me, but perhaps it had been there for awhile, possibly waiting for a little human contact..

On my way home, I skidded off my bike and ripped my new
fluffy white jacket.
Black street guck was now irreversibly ground into the purity of my never-worn white fluffy bunny coat.
"Ok", I thought, "This confirms it. Eddie, that evil and destructive
'new clothing spirit' is still trying to prevent me from owning any
new clothes."

On my way home, I made a new friend with the old man who
wobbles down my street everyday.
He hushed me and reminded me to go softly.

On my way home a tear collided with my nose when I noticed the
new arm extended towards me,
begging for change on our busy corner.
I absorb suffering like a sponge.

On my way home I felt new sensation
of calm which rode the elevator up and down my spine and swarmed the inside of my belly.
"Oh joy", I told myself, "now you can relax".

On my way home, I took a new route
to bypass the hill and the traffic.
It took a little longer, but hey,
my body enjoyed the change of scenery.

On my way home, the words to a new song
fluttered around in my soul.
The words, the ones I now owned, marched along rhythmically with my steps.

On my way home I negotiated new
coping strategies with myself.
I threw some away and tucked the others in my back pocket.

On my way home, someone shouted
"brand new kittens for sale!"
My heart blew wide open, and I was forced, by my need to connect with innocence, to scratch tiny kitty ears and itty-bitty kitty bellies for awhile.

8 comments:

  1. This moves so well and I felt like I was walking along with you!!
    Love the t-shirt!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I really enjoyed that piece of writing. Lots of great imagery.
    He hushed me and reminded me to go softly.
    I absorb suffering like a sponge.
    On my way home I felt new sensation
    of calm which rode the elevator up and down my spine and swarmed the inside of my belly.
    These are great!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely post! What's not to like about new and friendly things, kittie bellies and all those wonderful awarenesses. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This was a really nice post. Best wishes in 2008.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I enjoyed reading this little trip home quite a lot. Cool t-shirt too!

    ReplyDelete