Octopus' Garden

Saturday, May 03, 2008


I've needed to keep things very quiet, peaceful, and simple here at Artichoke Heart Headquarters while I build up some scar tissue around some recent personal and professional disappointments.

I feel as if I've been trapped on a plane falling out of the sky and the person seated next to me has repeatedly insisted on using my drop-down oxygen mask instead of their own.

It's been turning me blue.

I tried changing seats a couple of times, but it didn't seem to help.

And so I've been blue, running on not-enough oxygen, and exhausted.

And I've locked myself in the lavatory for a little while, alone with the emergency drop-down oxygen mask secreted in the panel over the toilet, until I feel less blue.

And I'm keeping it all very simple:

Clean, simple healthy food
Lots of exercise
Plenty of sleep

Put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others.

Waiting for the blue to fade.

Waiting for the ding . . . for the Fasten Seat Belt sign to blink off.
posted by Artichoke Heart at 2:31 PM


I hope you have your very own John Cusack -- or Ione Skye, if you prefer -- to hold your hand while waiting for the ding.
Blogger Shelley T, at 11:19 AM  
Wishing you simple days ahead.
Blogger Lee Herrick, at 5:21 AM  
Thanks Shelley and Lee. :)
Blogger Artichoke Heart, at 9:25 PM  

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