Archive for November, 2010

new project, new blog

hey so you know, i think and think and pester myself and stay awake all the time.

my favorite thing these days is a nap.

i pray, try to, and i think of those saints.  i call my dear auntie.  ’emma, who is the saint to help with this?’

‘what?’  english is her third language.

’emma, what is the name of the saint who can help with real things these days?’

‘what do you mean, real things?  the saints are real.’

she goes on, convincing me again, and again.

‘i know emma.  but who can help with practical things?’

‘like what?’  she is eating a hard candy.

‘crossing the street in the city when the light is broken’

‘christopher.  he is for travelers.  did i tell you about anna downstairs, you know that man she sees is married. he has a woman and children and’

this goes on for a while.

’emma, who helps for over-population?’

“why do you think about that? how is work?  did you call your papa?”

i ask again.

‘don’t worry.  these things are terrible but that is people.  did you finish your car?’






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