Friday, January 27, 2012

Put Columbus on the couch


I am afloat, adrift maybe, but for family, house, job keeping anchor.

That's a good thing. I don't particularly dig constant floating, specter-like, unable to return to earth. Those with an airy spirit can suffer that specter syndrome.

Sometimes collapsing ass to couch is a homecoming, like a ship returning to port after a trying passage, one with serpents and storms and Columbus-sailing-off-the-flat-earth drama.

Chill the sea serpent. Put Columbus on the couch.

Docking ass to sofa sanctuary and watching the girls in the evening's safe harbor. It's an imperfect metaphor, but in real life it works fine.

* Illustration by Adam Scoppa.