Monday, March 18, 2013

Today is Monday the day after St. Patrick's Day and I am drinking green tea to celebrate, having read until 2 a.m. about the BAM! FAZZLE! SHANG! amazing benefits of green tea and hot lime water poured over your head in times of stress, the principle being that the shock and burning stinging sensation will make you glad this doesn't happen all day long or even all life long, sort of the way I felt Saturday while driving on the freeway with Lula when a Honda Element swerved in front of us then swerved away then careened across our path and drove straight full speed ahead into the side wall, smashing and flipping and rolling in a real live horror show, the likes of which I've never seen, really, maybe felt a few times, but never seen, and which was not that different from the scene I witnessed and was part of while walking into Hairy Eagle Butt My Beloved Unpretentious And Super Wonderful Grocery Store and looking up at the twilight night sky and seeing not just a perfect crescent moon, glowing silver and magic, but a tiny airplane, an arrow, really, also perfectly silver and magic, its long exhaust stream or whatever you call it all alit silver and gorgeous too, an unbelievable manmade comet of beauty, really, and the nose of the plane was pointed straight at the gentle curved belly of the moon, the precise middle, and I thought "This is freaking amazing! Who sees this kind of thing EVER??" and wished I had my freaking camera but stood there and watched as the tiny amazing plane flew into the space of the moon and made contact and for a moment they were one, just a strange geometrical shape of silvery loveliness, and then the plane separated itself and flew on, away, its tail streaming behind, the moon silent and alone, and I wondered if the people up there reading and trying to stretch, hoping the goddamn flight wouldn't take too long, had any idea of the unreal beauty they'd been part of and if, somehow, my seeing it could somehow do something, I don't know, maybe just remind us, like that car did, that things happen fast and it's good to keep your eyes open--that said, happy almost birthday, Malko, we love you we love you we love you so much!

1 comment:

Cassandra said...

best sentence ever! happy almost malko day!!!

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