Wednesday, September 10, 2008

post evacuation blues

at least ike is going to miss us so that will be one less thing i have to worry about. my truck is broken down in the lower garden district and i am praying that when the mechanic comes on saturday that it does not cost a fortune. i don't know about you guys but i am busted broke. i hate evacuations. sure we all need to get away in the summer but it is nice when we can choose the time and place to relax not watch water over-topping the levees while clutching a beer for emotional support. damn! bills are piling up and i swear, prostitution is starting to look good. i guess i could take a third job which will leave me with NO time to paint or write. i suppose that doesn't really matter, since no one is reading what i write or seeing what i paint. i am lucky in that my house has only minor damage from the storm but it is enough to warrant a visit from my insurance company. i tried calling and calling and calling and as of this writing, i am still trying to get through. i am imagining a large empty building with one lonely telephone endlessly ringing. i used to think i had my life together. i have two jobs that i enjoy going to and before katrina, i was making way more than a comfortable living. the storm shot that to hell but we are starting to recover and i am trying to see the glass as half full. spoke needs a walk about.

6 comments:

Morris said...

Spoke,
It doesn't matter if the glass is half-full or half-empty as long as you continue to drink in life! Pessimism and optimism like despair and jubilation are not on a continuum but exist independently and are reflected in a specific point of time in your life and can change from moment to moment. What you write or what you paint when you write and paint reflect those moments and those expressions of you are for you and it doesn't matter if anyone else sees them- what matters is that you are able to capture and express them.

spoke the cat said...

thanks morris

spoke the cat said...

say...morris, do you have a blog?

Morris said...

Spoke-
Nope,no blog although I am seriously considering starting one-I'll let you know if and when that happens- in the meantime keep your eloquent and heartfelt words coming!

Felix said...

Just saying hi. Meow

spoke the cat said...

hey felix. how have you been? say, do you have a blog?

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