I GET A NEW MATTRESS EVERY 25 YEARS OR SO, WHETHER I NEED IT OR NOT...
Just look at her, isn't she beautiful?! And the delivery people kindly carted the old one away. I told them, "Be careful not to trip over the ripped box spring bottom fabric, it's dragging" and "Watch out for the mattress, some coils are broken and poking through." I wanted to add, "And be kind," but I didn't. I'm the first to admit I got my money's worth out of that bed. In fact,I really didn't mean to put off buying a new one for so long...I just could never make up my mind what to get, and a bed is such a major commitment. Not to mention expensive. I did try other solutions in the past--a futon, a sofa bed--but was always unhappy with them, and went back to my trusty old one. You see, I could never throw it out, but kept it tucked away in a spare room just in case. But finally there comes a time in every relationship when one must face the facts and take stock of the situation. Waking up with a nice scratch on one's leg is a good place to begin. Anyway, I don't want to get all TMI on you with this, but when I woke up this morning it was 7 a.m. not 4:30, and it didn't feel like I'd been sleeping on something that violated the Geneva Convention. I think this is going to be the start of a beautiful friendship.
The Cloud Messenger (Meghadūta) is a lyric poem by the respected Indian poet, Kālidāsa. The poem centers around a yaksa in exile. Longing for his beloved, waiting for him on a Himalayan mountain, he asks a cloud to take a message to her. The sights he tells the cloud it will see on its way make up most of the poem.
The idea of recording observations appeals to me. I thought The Cloud Messenger was the perfect title for a blog about the journey that we all make as we move through our days.
I'm a baby boomer who grew up dancing in the streets of Detroit during the classic Motown years, lived beside the Rocky Mountains for many years, now retired and living (and writing full time) in S. Ontario. I have one blog for rock 'n' roll oldies, and one for nature, poetry and life along the Lake.