Monday, March 30, 2009

Bucket And Mop To Room 1412


E@L forgot that the bath was running in there while he was sitting out here.

Was going to write something deep and meaningful, something touching, amusing and profound, something witty, wise and wonderful... Something about buying books, choosing which ones this time, reading them or not, the wisdom of the antients, the combined knowledge of man "lying in magic preservation in the pages of books", the winged chariot of Time, about growing old and staying young, about unnecessary regret and the futility of nostalgia for the many unlived lives we carry in our imaginations... and the myriad reasons to be cheerful (Part 3)...

But he's got to call for more towels right at this moment...

Maybe later.


p.s. The post will never be as good the blurb, now that my aquatic Porlock has come to interrupt...)

p.p.s. E@L was lucky to find his room to even turn on the bath: 5 hotel rooms in a 10 day trip! Those room numbers are swirling about my head like a birdies after a cartoon punch.

p.p.p.s. Do they have books in heaven? Books about failings and frailty and fucking it all up? Books about love unrequited, about sex uninvited*? If not, I don't want to go there. *(Sorry for the internal rhyme, the fault was all mine.)


Dick Headley said...

Sorry E@L, all the books in heaven are upbeat and positive. Books about regret and remorse are banned. Don't ask me how I know.

savannah said...

there are books in heaven? who knew? i thought it was all about the divine face of god? ;) xoxox

(so where are you now, sugarpie?)

Indiana said...

The only book in your heaven is called "hoe to turn off the bath before its full" ~grin~

expat@large said...

Sav: in Bangkok - there was a Chess tournament in Pattaya, LOL, I kid you not, but it was only there for one knight. Heaven sounds like a dull dull place. Reminds me of Singapore.

Indie: splish splash I turned off the bath. The suds were about three feet high. I didn't think to take a photo, damn it!

expat@large said...

DH: we are realy curious about your knowledge on this topic. Many of us ask questions, but only a few claim to have answers... Are you perhaps, Mr Manhattan?

Saw Watchmen last night, on the IMAX in Paragon. "I have walked across the surface of the sun." Too much gratuitous ultra-real violence, too much gratuitous philosphy (a rehash of Sirens Of Titan in my opinion) and about the right amount of gratuitous sex... And too long.

Dick Headley said...

I liked the vignettes in the opening sequence and the basic idea of fading superheroes. Otherwise no big deal....though I think I know how Mr. Manhattan feels sometimes.

expat@large said...

DH: Obviously we'll have to wait for the next Chuck Woww tome to get the secrets of heaven?

I really can remember the climate of fear in the mid eighties. Really thought Reagan would push things too far, the fucking fruitcake. Listened to Sting's classic Dream of Blue Turtles today, also from that era - its topics are so differnet to the concerns of today. Well ALL feel the misanthropy of Dr Manhattan, dude, it's the zeitgeist.

Dick Headley said...

Yes but I remember feeling like Dr. Manhattan in kindergarten.

I was just kidding about heaven....I await the answers with an open mind.

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