mid february

14 Feb

The mister told me that from time to time he looks at me

and knows

that I would rather be

anywhere but here.

I think, but do not say, ‘Your job is making buildings stand

My job is thinking thoughts.’

7 Responses to “mid february”

  1. Mindy February 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    Maybe one day he could make buildings stand in a slightly more enjoyable place?

    • ThirdCat February 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

      If only he could he speak French…

  2. elsewhere February 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    You could translate for him.

    Wouldn’t a doctor’s wife be more thinking thoughts about what Stephanie Alexander recipe to cook next, which Margaret Preston scarf to wear next, what gallery opening to attend next and which refugees she could visit next week at a detention centre?

    Rather than just profound, winsome thoughts of the heart?

    (I know; I used to work with these women. I’m sure you did, too.)

    • ThirdCat February 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

      If only I had gallery openings to attend, I would be attending them.

  3. Pavlov's Cat February 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    You may be idealising just a tad there, 3C. The last time I attended a gallery opening in Adelaide, I heard a 60s-ish woman behind me say ‘Oh of course I’ve only come to hear Alexander Downer speak. He’s such a brilliant man.’ And I remembered, in a flash, what the entire leafy eastern suburbs are like. All places have their downers, so to speak.

    • ThirdCat February 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

      She was speaking tongue in cheek? Her voice was dripping with sarcasm?

      A good reminder. Sheesh. To think there’s a universe where people think such things.

      • Mindy February 15, 2011 at 4:18 am #

        Worse still, since someone seems to be voting for the Liberal party, they act on them too.

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