Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Disconnected

Last week Thursday, as I sat down to my laptop to do my normal evening computer routine (work, facebook, work, blog, work, twitter, etc...), I moved the laptop a bit too harshly in an attempt to be uber-efficient and get everything from point a to point b quickly. Not so much. My laptop power cord shit-the-bed. I could try to blame Mercury's retrograde (as it was during Mercury's last retrograde that my last cord decided to crap out) but really, I think I had banged that thing around way too much. Apparently these power cords/ adapters are not indestructible. Who knew?

So I am back in action. Slowly but surely as Mercury is on its way back to a direct path, so are the broken pieces of my material existence. I began my week with the purchase of new front tires, today my new power cord arrived and tomorrow I will get two of my car windows replaced (those that were smashed over a month ago during an evening beach walk at Ha-penny). I am also reorganizing and purging things at home. Yes, early preparations for a move.

It has been nice though, an existence without the distractions of the internet. It has taught me a lesson on need and slowing down. The world, shockingly, did not collapse as I was offline, and it gave me lots of time to JUST BE. Of course my mind is ever running and this welcome quiet has allowed me contemplative time, which has been interesting and very enlightening.

I've also discovered some new-old music without my trusty laptop and various MP3s and playlists. The Indigo Girls have found me again, much to my delight (as has indigo in many senses). So here are some mid-week lyrics. My musical flavor of the moment:

All That We Let In - The Indigo Girls

Dust in our eyes our own boots kicked up
Heartsick we nursed along the way we picked up
You may not see it when it's sticking to your skin
But we're better off for all that we let in

Lost friends and loved ones much too young
So much promises and work left undone
When all that guards us is a single centerline
And the brutal crossing over when it's time

I don't know where it all begins
And I don't know where it all will end
We're better off for all that we let in

One day those toughies will be withered up and bent
The father son the holy warriors and the president
With glory days of put up dukes for all the world to see
Beaten into submission in the name of the free

We're in an evolution I have heard it said
Everyone's so busy now but do we move ahead
The planets hurting and atoms splitting
And a sweater for your love you sit there knitting

See those crosses on the side of the road
Tied with ribbons in the medium
They make me grateful I can go this far
Lay me down and never wake me up again

Kat writes a poem and she sticks it on my truck
We don't believe in war and we don't believe in luck
The birds were calling to her what were they saying
As the gate blew open the tops of the trees were swaying

I've passed the cemetery walk my dog down there
I read the names in stone and say a silent prayer
When I get home you're cooking supper on the stove
And the greatest gift of life is to know love
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