I hope I never lose my sense of wonder. If that makes me naive, then so be it.

Monday, 30 April 2007

danger: parentheses crossing

I. will. run. today.

I am quite determined and have almost made up my mind to get some exercise today (apologies to Jane Austen for that mangling of Emma). My legs seem to have forgotten their cruel fate last week and are naively thinking that yes, it might be a good idea (fools that they are!). They do have short memories.

We had a lovely weekend visit with goaliemom, including a visit to Rome, metaphorically speaking. (GM will understand that. I don't think anyone else will, unless Serendipity remembers a poem I wrote about Rome) We also took in a play that was good for plenty of laughs and had a fun double-date evening all around. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy live theatre, and the company of D&J made it all the better (of course).

Goodness, I've used a lot of parenthetical statements in this post. (not that there's anything wrong with that)

(it just gets pretty noticeable when you do it too much)


Jennifer said...

you mean this one?:

seems I can't escape
the need to tell you
what it all means
but then I've not quite got it yet

so here we are again
same place, different time
trying to pin it down
and failing gloriously

but isn't Rome about glory?
and don't all roads lead here?
grand avenues, twisting alleys
boulevards on which you simply must be seen

so here we are again
thought we were going away from it
when we were in Rome
things made sense, somehow

I strike out in new directions
running madly anywhere else
but wait, around the corner,
is that Rome up ahead?

so here we are again
and I know you're waiting
as I look down a road
wondering if it leads, finally, out

good girl for running. proud of you. your legs are proud of you. your lungs are proud of you. God's proud of you. just think how gorgeous your legs will look come bathing suit season...

sue said...

Rome. Again. And I'm thankful that you are willing to go there with me.

barb said...

Serendipity: that's the one. And thanks for the encouragement, and the kick in the butt when I need it.

GM: Any time. Really.