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Daymonsters December 5, 2014

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You could blame the staying in bed til 7:45 a.m. on last night’s late night out, the trip to hear a San Francisco group singing Eastern European works in a city 60 miles and nearly 90 minutes away, at last connecting with a friend you’ve seen mostly in passing for years, so many years that she is surprised, when you fetch her, that the not-at-all-new house renovation is still new to your eyes and you haven’t met a single one of these animals greeting you at the door, but it is lovely to catch up, even though the front end of the evening, the wine/charcuterie end, is a bit rushed for your taste, but the concert is good and you get home late and stay up a little later and once again have trouble sleeping (a theme) until it’s time to get up, when suddenly sleep seems easy (another theme), so maybe staying in bed really is about the late night, but it’s also, you begin to realize (and this may be the Calvin and Hobbes talking) your fear of daymonsters—the bills, the paperwork, the manuscripts, the getting ready for company, the tidying, the grocery list, the trip to town you need to take before the weather turns, the scheduling, the drawing boards to be wiped clean and written upon once more—and you begin to blame the daymonsters instead for your unwillingness to abandon deli-meat status in your sandwich of flannel sheets, but at last the thing that does (gradually) catapult you into the world of daymonsters is the bigger fear of what happens if you do not face them, if you do not at least chip away at them with your winter-worn ice pick, so you man up, you put on the polka-dotted cashmere socks the oncoming houseguest once gave you, you heat up some coffee, and now, upright at least, you furrow your brow and you glare at them.

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1. Mali - December 7, 2014

Love love love.

“…you begin to blame the daymonsters instead for your unwillingness to abandon deli-meat status in your sandwich of flannel sheets” – sheer brilliance!


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