If you are wondering why I haven’t posted anything in so long, and/or whether I have ceased to exist entirely, there have been some issues. The truth is, from my perspective, the world looks a lot like this:
We are in the process of picking up and moving the entire contents of our house, packing up one room and shifting everything in it to another room in a random and arbitrary fashion depending on spontaneous, externally-decided factors such as “ducts” and “vents”. Like Job, our world is unstable and torn asunder at unpredictable intervals. Each time we are forced to root out a new life from among the toppled laundry baskets and plastic storage containers. Luxuries we had become accustomed to—hanging a shirt in a bedroom closet, turning on a stereo and having sound come out of speakers—have become transitory and elusive.
For the first time in my adult life…for the first time in nearly 13 years of nuptial partnership …we are soon to live in a house with central heating.
Excuse me while I pause for a moment of silence to appreciate the magnitude of this household upgrade.
It is not much fun to write while wearing a dust mask. Plus, I need to go vacuum another pile of sheet rock scrapings.