Back in 10 minutes

August 27, 2008

I’m in a bit of a bleak headspace at the moment and I don’t know that writing is helping.

I’m not entirely sure that anything’s helping any more, to be honest.

Last night I was this close to just deleting this blog and walking away from it all.

But I’m not sure that would really be much of a solution, either.

So I’m just going to step outside for a few minutes, get some air, see if I can clear my head a little.

Be right back.

Hx

PS: Em has written an excellent post called Oppression and Hope (links here and here). As ever, she makes good sense. I just wish I could find that sense of optimism too.

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Jim White – A perfect day to chase tornados

Way down south I know a girl who is blind.
She walks alone along a lonely highway each day.
She dreams that one day a man will pull up in a car.
He’ll open up the door, she’ll climb in and he will say:
“Hey babe, whatcha know? Hope you’re ready to go…
’cause today’s a perfect day to chase tornados.”

Yeah, when the wild wind whips around your head you know
that you have found a perfect day to chase tornados.

And what about that preacher man on the run from the law?
He killed a girl in Memphis and ran ’till the dogs tracked him down.
They shot him by the river and as he lay dying in the mud,
well someone asked him, hey Preacher, where’s your soul going now?
And Preacher said, “Well, I do not know, but wherever it is I’ll gladly go…
’cause today’s a perfect day to chase tornados.”

Yeah, when the wild wind kicks around your head you know
that you have found a perfect day to chase tornados.

Sometimes I think that the sky is a prison and the earth is a grave.
And sometimes I feel like Jesus, in some Chinese opera.
And sometimes I’m glad I built my mansion from crazy little stones.
But sometimes I feel so goddamned trapped by everything that I know.
And I wish it wasn’t so, cause the only thing that anyone should ever know
is that today’s a perfect day to chase tornados.

Yeah, when the wild wind whips around your head you know
that you have found a perfect day to chase tornados.

3 Responses to “Back in 10 minutes”

  1. debicrow Says:

    I hope you’re okay, Helen. I’m feeling much the same myself about blogging at the moment, though for different reasons probably.

    You’ve got my email, keep in touch, and look after yourself. xxx

  2. nexyjo Says:

    every few years, i actually do delate my blog and start all over. i both love and hate myself for doing so. talk about paradox…


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