Sunday… page 67

Day 129 – 07/19/2020

The joy of reading has eluded me this year, a true frustration. I’ve finished a handful of books, but have yet to find the one I couldn’t put down, good as they were. A few sentences in, my mind runs off on its own and I end up reading the same paragraph three times before I give up. I have literary riches at hand… it’s all the not knowing that keeps me off balance and unable to concentrate. I started a book yesterday, though, that might be the one… hope so.

I’m good with fairly mindless tasks like dumping computer files and email. I walk. I watch TV with the sound off while I rearrange my virtual world ever more to my liking. My life isn’t so very different from The Before, except that I leave the house about once a month just for the heck of it, and the vibe is so changed. We miss the sounds of life around us – kids running down the street, laughing and yelling; a band warming up somewhere in the neighborhood; our parking lot full on Farmers’ Market mornings; the buzz of daily living.

The atmosphere outside has been ponderous for the past few days – we need rain again to break the heat and humidity, which was in the high 80s this morning when Kim walked. The picture up top is his, taken in South Park at sunrise. He said the blooms are big as dinner plates.

So, yeah… we’ll have our omelets in a bit and then… maybe I’ll read for a while.

So she DID!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michael
    Jul 20, 2020 @ 16:38:58

    I also used to be a reading junkie. I would devower (sp?) books, especially trilogies or more of a special theme. I couldn’t get enough.
    I think I’ve fallen into the same distracted funk.
    I miss my books.

    The flower pic is beautiful.

    I miss shooting hoops with the high school kids that would show up after school. I was riding my bike 2-3 times a week and now I’m bored cuz it’s by myself.

    Fortunately, I love reading your prose. Maybe I’ll try a book again as well.

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    • Judy Smith
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 06:43:17

      Is there a Reese anywhere who doesn’t read? And when the shine goes off THAT, what’s next? I found a book I want to read even more than I want to play my escapist game… so I’m currently pretty happy, and I hope you’ll get the want-to again as well. 💙

      It’s nice that you like to come HERE and read sometimes…

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