Monday, March 03, 2008

Runaway

I just got out of the shower. It's all part of my daily ritual. Half an hour before work, I take a shower. Then I get dressed. Then I pack something to eat. Then I get in my car.

Today in the shower, just now...I thought about running away instead. I made up my mind to do it. The water was stiff hot, and I started shampooing.

"Yep. I'm really going to do it. Just get in my car and drive...never looking back."

Then I got to the conditioner, the water starting to turn colder (but not quite cold). At this point I was envisioning myself on a beach somewhere...my car stalled out somewhere a hundred miles behind me. I could nearly feel the sand on my toes, and the breeze in my hair.

Then the water turned cold. I mean, all the way cold. It was okay though, all the conditioner was out...all the soap was off my body. I stepped out, still confident that I was getting the hell out of here.

I think I was about half-way dried off when I realized I wasn't going anywhere (but work that is). By the time I emerged from my little bathroom it dawned on me that I'm stuck.

And so are you.

10 comments:

Jimu said...

you know.. that might have actually depressed me if I wasn't really happy with where I am "stuck".

Jason said...

Well I'm glad you're happy...I think you're the only person the whole damn planet that is!

Mountaingirl said...

At least you have a dream ... (she says, trying really hard to wipe the smile off her face as she types ha ha ha). Pretty good use of shower time if you ask me!

Jason said...

You're right...I'd only truly be hopeless if I wasn't aware of my situation.

That was a bad day. Today is a slightly better one. We're working on a "super-great-couldn't-be-better" day...

I guess if my neighbors got to pick, they'd prefer the dreaming--to say, opera singing.

Mountaingirl said...

oh opera singing is nothing - you want to live next to someone playing the bagpipes, or learning the violin for true pain!

Mountaingirl said...

btw, what's on the 'secret' blog?

Jason said...

Hey thanks for reminding me about that! It's no "secret" I just was going to work on it a little...but I forgot that I'd made it "my eyes only."

It's just a place where I dump some of my fiction. Most of it is very old/not very good.

I do post a few bits/pieces of new stuff (or stuff I'm working on).

Jason said...

It's back up now *everyone*

Abbey said...

I think everyone has had that shower experience Jason...the 'Yep, I could if I wanted to' dream...well it bought a smile of familiarity to my face anyway

Terri said...

showers are one of life's simple pleasures whether you're "stuck" or not