Nowhere Is Far Enough Away
Week 2 Tuesday Report
The bedroom air conditioner is installed.
I pulled a crooked shelf off the wall in the bathroom and spackled the holes. That shelf was really bothering me so I felt a wave of relief when it was gone.
It's just before 4 a.m. and I can't sleep. Bad dreams, when I slept a little.The point of this project is to move into my apartment and live in it without reservation. Sharkey and I have no secrets from one another.
Tata: So I'm afraid if I get rid of all the boxes I'll be alone for the rest of my life.
Sharkey: Well, I did notice a box of CDs...
Tata: I mean, what is that? In ten months, I couldn't buy a CD tower?
Sharkey: I've been cleaning out my apartment, too. I got rid of a whole shelf of computer books.
Tata: Why are you cleaning? You never clean without a reason.
Sharkey: I've been afraid of the same thing. And I had to make room for my new TV.
He gestures. The hypothetical appliance is bigger than I am.
Tata: Mazel tov on your new bundle of joy!
Even so, maybe it's the hour or a mood but my enthusiasm for this process is flagging. Fortunately, my subconscious heckles me like a game show host. A couple hours ago, when I was staring at the ceiling, wondering if meow meow meow and why meow meow meow, my subconscious burst into song:
Love is coming,
Love is coming to us all
Ugh. I said, "What is 'finish what I started,' Alex?"