Friday, August 15, 2008

Listening to the Fog


This is ridiculous. Vogue has launched it's Fall Fashion issue and we haven't even had summer yet. It's been foggy and rainy for three weeks. Three weeks, People! Ever since I returned from Hawaii, the land of blue water, palm trees and sunshine. Sun...hmmm. That's that bright ball in the sky, yes?

This refusal by Mother Nature to commit to the season, however, is only happening here on the Coast. Portland is sunny and 98 degrees. In fact, last night's news was peppered with hot weather warnings...seek shade, stay hydrated, use sunscreen. Even the pup is blowing her summer coat...is she crazy? Where does she think she is?

Here on the Coast, it's 60 degrees, socked in with fog. And I'm wearing fleece. Can't see the ocean. Or the lighthouse. Or the front yard. We are all bathed in a muddy, misty light. We are moldy. And extra cranky.

Ranger, honey, love of my life...can we move to Portland? Or Bend? Or Corvallis? Can we? I promise I'll start cleaning the bathroom and stop tucking your side of the sheet. I promise. I'll even COOK MEAT. The red and bloody kind. I'll stop sneaking wheat gluten into your spaghetti sauce and calling it sausage. I'll wash the seagull shit off the car the day it lands and not a month later. I'll vacuum. Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration. But I'll quit nagging you about closing your mouth when you chew and pulling your pants up. I'LL BE A GOOD WIFE. Let's please just find some sun.

My yogic Book of Awakenings says that fog teaches us faith and patience, that we must learn to wait for the reveal, we must trust that what we know to be true is really out there. Sure, that's possible. Or maybe fog just teaches us why we should always check weather.com before running away from home.

5 comments:

Flutephobia said...

Really, 2me, you can't be serious. Corvallis??? WTF?

Erin said...

I'm more interested in the "I'll be a good wife" comment. Is that a figure of speech or a literal statement?
Hmmm? Inquiring minds want to know...

Anonymous said...

Evil woman...don't take our Ranger away!!!

Kylita said...

"...on little cat's feet"?
^;^ meow
instead of: "can you hear me now?" it must be:
"can you see me now?"
May your 1000% humidity lift and may you see sunshine and warmth and heat up your Earth Woman bones and heart and adaptability!
w/love from sisstar xo

omar said...

how can u expect 2 run w/ the wolves cum night, when all u do is diddle w/ the pups all day?