Chaos, in a good way

August 16th, 2009

We’re in the house. We’re unpacking boxes. (Opening scores of boxes with a Swiss Army knife while on blood-thinners does give one pause…) We’re having a heat wave. My studio on the ground floor is the coolest room in the house. I am almost all set up in here. I love the walls and the sage growing outside my window and the organization forced on my desk by the act of packing and unpacking. (I am determined to keep it this way.) I haven’t actually written in my writing studio, because there are other room to organize and other boxes to unpack. Boxes and boxes to unpack. We have too many things, R and I, and the act of moving made me realize that the boys have more than enough toys. We have, all four of us, more than enough. It is my project for the rest of the year: to pare down, to simplify. And, once the last moving carton has been flattened, to write within these four walls.

One Response to “Chaos, in a good way”

  1. Tim on August 25, 2009 4:04 am

    Wow! Amazing where a web search finds you after so many years! As much as I wanted to jump here to the end of the story, I started at the beginning (like you always made me do) and have only just reached here after I don’t know how many hours of taking it all in. The recent ER installment had me literally shaking (“please, please let her be OK”). Relieved that you’ll be fine, and ecstatic for you and the wonderful life and family you now have. So much going on at the moment (we’re going to knock a huge hole in the side of the house soon — expansion), but I promise to email a proper hello in the near future.

    Today, tomorrow, always…

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