Half mast and other random thoughts.


1.  About 10 years ago, I was in Black Diamond, a small town near here, and noticed the flag at half mast.  I expected something big, so I pulled over and went into the post office to inquire.  The lady said that the postmaster died.  Right?  Didn't the flag being halfway up the pole used to give you a start?  Like, "OH MY GOD, JFK's BEEN SHOT!"  Or some form of apocalypse happened. Now it's like, "yeah, the guy that put it up has Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and that's as far as he could pull the rope.  Anyway, two out of the three official flags in our town were at half mast yesterday and no one knew why.  I find this disturbing.

2.  I don't know if there will ever be a thing as beautiful as Stevie Nicks singing Landslide.  On this planet, at least.  Go listen right now.

3.  Which reminds me: as far as I know, I won't be able to listen to music after death.  That may be the worst part about being dead, though I won't know til later, I suppose.  Maybe maggots eating the flesh would be worse, but I don't think so.  The music thing makes me panicky, like  I shouldn't stop listening for even a minute while I have ears and a pulse.

4.  Well, there is just the need for a little silence.  Or a lot, if you're me.  I won't go into my long story about the Loud Person in the library who was talking LOUDLY on his cellular telephone, arranging to have a wetland cleared on a Sunday 'SO NO ONE WOULD FIND OUT', he shouted.  No, I won't go into that rant.  Because the real point of #4 is this.  They blast traffic noises in the desert to see how the wildlife like it. Um, let me guess...

5.  I'm almost done with medical school (although I've taken to calling it medical marijuana school because the tests are easier and the hours are shorter.)  Actually, it's massage therapy school and I'm going to be so sad to leave the lovely humans I've met there.  It's been amazing to learn about how people respond to touch.  In a nutshell, yes, we like it.

That's it.  Five things is all I could summon today.



Comments

  1. Listen while you can. I'm pretty sure the music is all here and now. A good massage is something I don't treat myself to nearly often enough. It's good to be turned into a wet noodle once in a while.

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    1. Yes, I think you're right on all counts! Thanks for reading.

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  2. I believe in the Music Of The Spheres. Don't ask me what that is but I'm pretty sure it's going to be magnificent.

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    1. Ooh, now that's something to look forward to! xoxo

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  3. Do you think you could use your rib cage as a harp once the worms are done with it?

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    1. someone else could, for sure! (Are you putting dibs on that?)

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  4. Wait, no music in the hereafter???? WTF? Not even those wee harps the seraphim (or was that angels or angles per Dina Martina) are seen with all over effing Italy in the churches. Actually my neighbors have couple of angels sitting in bird feeders in their front yard. No, not real ones, that would be cool though, wouldn't it?

    Anyway, Stairway to Heaven was written by GOD so at least we'll hear that on the escalator, right?

    I miss you and I want to swim in your lake. Could that be arranged? I'll bring you banana bread or a live turtle. You pick.

    Your friend
    Beth

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  5. Wait, no music in the hereafter???? WTF? Not even those wee harps the seraphim (or was that angels or angles per Dina Martina) are seen with all over effing Italy in the churches. Actually my neighbors have couple of angels sitting in bird feeders in their front yard. No, not real ones, that would be cool though, wouldn't it?

    Anyway, Stairway to Heaven was written by GOD so at least we'll hear that on the escalator, right?

    I miss you and I want to swim in your lake. Could that be arranged? I'll bring you banana bread or a live turtle. You pick.

    Your friend
    Beth

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  6. I really enjoy your writing. I don't know the answers to any of your questions.

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  7. Some of us, I'm sad to have to tell you, don't like to be touched. But we stay away from massages in the first place, so no worries. The ones you'll be dealing with will all enjoy it, and you will make their day.

    I love Stevie Nicks' voice. And Landslide is one of my favourites.

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  8. Congrats on massage school. There will be music in the hereafter because I think we create our own heaven so if you want music, you may have music. I guess we'll all find out one way or another, though.

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