Thursday, June 18, 2009
The Countdown to Layoff
The countdown. Tomorrow is Friday before my last full week when I springboard to a some new place in my life, but probably doing the same thing I have been doing, which is working out problems on a blackboard the size of a laptop screen. Right now it is evening, past the time for any reality show to distract me with its nightly eliminations, and toward the end of June when days are the longest and plants on my patio are the greenest, especially the tomatoes. My cats have settled down for the evening on the Ikea POÄNG, a chair that curves in two directions and then rests on a strong center of gravity. Evening hum of the refrigerator and the flapping of the cat door. My shoulder muscles ache from the endless clicking of a mouse. I want to learn how to do something else with my hands.