Monday, February 12, 2007

Life Goes On

This morning while I was cooking I felt out of focus. It was as though something was missing from my life, but I hadn't realized it yet. I tried filling the void with hobbies, breakfast and Bears from Around the World. But none of it was working.

When I'm having a bad day, I listen to my favorite song, over and over and over again. Sometimes I sing along! When I was a kid though, I'd get made fun of for singing it out loud, so I kept it in my head.

Something about that song brightens me up. I guess it reminds me of the life I've built. I too have a couple of kids running in the yard. But unlike Desmond, one of my kids is indestructible.

But this feeling...it's strange. It's unidentifiable. I don't even know if I feel bad. But I don't feel good. It's a strange emptiness.

I'm going to do something about it!

We have a new prisoner down at work. I finally let Jake out of the duffel bag. Seeing as we have an open cell, I figured it was the least I could do.

Today, I'll get to run through prisoner orientation with Jake. That should be fun and take my mind off things. In fact, I'll take my Beatles CD and listen to my song over and over. Maybe Jake will sing it with me.

But...I am worried about one thing. Jake is like a translation amplifier. Whatever language goes in, comes out in English for me, Chinese for him. I wonder what The Haitian hears?

So, I hope that doesn't affect my song.

I guess we'll see. If Jake doesn't cheer me up, then there's always waffles. I just need to remember life goes on. I have to put on my pretty face and live my life!

7 comments:

-Lo said...

Just found your blog and am enjoying reading it!!!

-Lo

irene q. said...

Rough day at the office, sir? My sympathies. But I have a concern, sir. Wouldn't the fact that you took Jake from China possibly cause an international incident? That's not a good thing no matter WHO in the world you are.

On a side note, how's the family? :)

Sylar said...

jake cud have been my friend :(
2 bad i xcaped lol.

Cheek said...

Hey Bennet, I prefer "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

Svetlana Smith said...

Send him my way and have him make me some Chinese food. Problem solved.

Claude said...

I prefer " Lady Madonna"

Tarot said...

When I'm having a lousy day and I'm angry, I prefer to play Rave Til Dawn's **** You! then play Doom, in "god mode."


If I'm just kinda depressed, I look at this drawing I did of someone I once saw during a tarot reading, and I play one of my planetary sounds tapes. You so don't wanna hear me sing.