04 December 2011

Time Capsule

Flashback--warm nights--
Almost left behind
Suitcases of memories,
Time after—
~ “Time after Time” by Cyndi Lauper

Tonight I unpacked a collection of boxes that I have not looked in since May 2008.  My friend, “Fleur de Lis” was here to help.  She warned me that opening the boxes would be like opening a time capsule because there would be things that I have forgotten about.  She could not have been more right. 

One box contained a picture frame that I had painted in March 2008.  Inside that frame was a 2007 photograph of me and “Yuz” taken in Cleveland, OH.  I remember the moment with clarity.  We took a dinner cruise on the lake and both of us were dressed up and we looked happy.  It is a nice memory.
I opened another box and there was a dual picture frame with a clock and shelf.  More pictures of “Yuz” and me.  Looking back, I am amazed with how different my life is now than I ever could have foreseen at the time.  At the time I packed those boxes, I thought that I would be moving to Omi-haha for a period of 6 – 9  months.  I was wrong.

So, maybe I am not living in a beautiful brownstone, shopping on Newbury Street.  But, I am living in a beautiful apartment that was designed and built with my happiness in mind.  My Ebie and my Gracie have a warm and safe home where they reside in happiness and ignorant bliss.  I am surrounded by people who love me.  I don’t know that this is where I wanted to be; but it is where I am supposed to be, and that is the something that keeps me living each moment with the belief that things will work out. 
Hell, if a beautiful glass bowl from Borsheims can be wrapped in newspaper, placed in a cardboard box, moved across the country, then from storage unit to storage unit in the Nebraska elements, and survive 3+ years unscathed, then how can I not believe?

PERSONAL NOTE: It was my chocolate chip cookie, dammit . . . and I proved it.

CONFIDENTIAL NOTE:  Fly safely. . . I know, I know. . . Always. 

Eidetic Vision

Main Entry: ei·det·ic Pronunciation: I-'det-ik Function: adjective : marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images - an eidetic memory Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.