Friday, June 08, 2007

I'm still here... Just taking a bit of a computer break. Sometimes owning a computer feels like such a luxury, other times it feels like such a burden, especially when you're a recovering procrastinator like myself. And well, I guess I'm at that burden season (I'm sure many of you know of what I speak).

But I'll mention a couple things... Tom and I watched a wonderful dvd from our town library yesterday, one that is family friendly, even. It's called Behind The Mask, which you can read about here. We nearly always enjoy films based on true stories, and we also loved this because we're fans of Matthew Fox (of LOST) and I, personally, enjoyed watching Donald Sutherland's face and comparing all the similarities with those of his son, Keifer, having watched all the seasons of 24.

Anyway, I believe many of you would appreciate Behind The Mask and cry through the whole thing like Tom and I did. I'll not try to explain it, but rather, I'll let you read about it at the link I provided.

And one more thing before Tom and I leave for yard sales this morning... Since last year I've left a certain Patty Griffin cd in our car's player and here are a few lines from the current song I play over and over, one about an elderly man riding home from the funeral of his wife. The highlighted lines are the ones which convict me every time I listen to them:

I've had some time to think about you
And watch the stone set like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long ride home

One day I took your tiny hand
Put your finger in the wedding band
Your daddy gave a piece of land
We laid ourselves the best of plans
Forty years go by with someone laying in your bed
Forty years of things you wish you'd never said
How hard would it have been to say some kinder words instead

I wonder as I stare up at the sky turning red.

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