“But fingers tap into what you were once
And I’m worried that I blew my only chance
Whispers in the dark
Steal a kiss and you’ll break your heart
Pick up your clothes and curl your toes
Learn your lesson, lead me home”
~ Mumford & Sons lyrics to Whispers in the Dark
Tossy – Turny kind of night, sheets all in a swirl. Gripping the pillow, attempting to tether to sleep.
Just ordinary routine, I pull into the driveway and angle to park the car. BOOM! I hit the side of the garage,
I awaken with a jolt. Did we have an earthquake?
More restless thoughts and attempts at sleep… Did my car roll into the ditch? Was I in a fight?
Did I feel anger, resentment or worry about something left un-done or un-said?
Finally, with heavy head – daylight breaks.
My fingers are lightly tap tap tapping on my eyelids. I am sure when I look in the mirror I will have a huge inflamed
black eye…. but I don’t. Not even a spider bite. Just a little puffy from the salty meal the night before.
I blame it on the Gochujang – Korean pepper paste, so delicious on pork, chicken or just about anything!
Drinking lots of water today… water with lemon and ginger…. water with fizzy…. pure spring…. watermelon fresca….. ahhhh
Black Eye Photo found on Pinterest with no given credit
Finger Tapping – known to relieve stress
Gochujang Red Pepper Sauce – highly recommended! See Roy Choy recipe from Steamy Kitchen
I’ve been watching a ton of New Orleans Jazz Fest on AXS TV this weekend.
Fully expecting for strands of zydeco, funk and blues to slip into my sub-conscious.
So far, the only song that lodged in my brain is Lyle Lovett’s “Here I am”
If you haven’t ever heard that song, definitely take a look at the linked video.
I think this stuck in my head more than any other tune I heard, because L.L.
is such a wordsmith. Check out the full lyrics.
I was not at Jazz Fest in reality or in sleep. It was just an annoying little dream about
not being able to connect. Not being able to say what I mean, in the right way,
materialized as mobile cell service not cooperating well.
Who was I was calling?
“Can you hear me now?”, “Do we have access? “, “Where are you?”,
“Can you hear me now?”,
“Look I understand too little to late
I realize there are things you say and do
You can never take back
But what would be if you didn’t even try?
You have to try
So after a lot of thought
I’d like to reconsider
Please if it’s not to late….
Make it a cheeseburger.”
~ Lyle Lovett
Dreamer’s Note: Photo from Saveur