Penelope.....

... today has been spent futilely watering the lawn and picking out salmon recipes for dinner....... (the watering was the futile part, actually, not the recipes....) ....

.... you know, if you water your lawn long enough - with the breeze tossing the droplets occasionally and the sunlight working its way through the green branches of the trees - there is a Great Zen that will descend upon you...... you feel the cool water on your hands as you thumb-off the end of the hose...... you smell the moisture, feel the sunlight..... and if you hold your head just right, you imagine that you can hear the plants as they drink...... shining in their wetness and smiling at you while you work...... thankfully, almost......

.... at least that's the way that my mind tried to make standing in the sunshine sweating a worthwhile chore.....

...... funny thing, really...... in the entire history of my life I've only ever participated in two theatrical efforts...... and in each of them I played a guy named George...... the first role of 'George' was in Mrs. Cantrell's 11th grade English class as we studied (or attempted to study) Steinbeck's "Of Mouse and Men"..... I played George Milton......

.... when I was a senior in high school I played George Gibbs..... the widowed husband of Emily Webb......

.... for reasons known only to Heaven Above and Wet Grass, both of those memories came back to me today as I fought off sunburn, mosquitoes, and sprayed the lawn...... weird, I guess.......

.... but for those of you who are not boned-up on your "Our Town", here's a little clip for your enjoyment..... and hey, I know it is a bit long.... but it is worth it...... y'all can trust Uncle Eric on that one......

..... and if you took the time to watch the first one?..... then waste another six minutes and give this one a gander...... it won't hurt a bit, I promise..... well, it might..... but it is worth it.....

...... I'm off to heat up the skillet for the salmon and mix myself a gin and tonic......

by Eric on June 28, 2008 | Bullshit (2) | TrackBack (0) | Thinking
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I'm good with living it, and watching myself live it. As long as I've got a brew and there aren't too many commercials.

Bullshitted by Cappy on June 28, 2008 07:55 PM

Nothing grounds you in reality better than an occasional reading or viewing of Our Town. A real slice of life drama.

Bullshitted by hoosierboy on June 30, 2008 06:26 AM