Thursday, May 13, 2010

If we could only stop the bumping

As a testament to my senility, I think I may have done this as a post already. As a testament as to how scattered I am these days, I have NO TIME to go and see if I did!!!

"HERE is Edward Bear,
coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head,
behind Christopher Robin.
It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs,
but sometimes he feels that there really is another way,
if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it."
A. A. Milne

If I could stop the bumping, [and so that there is no misinterpretation as to what I mean], if I could stop the busy-ness of everyday life, I'm sure I could focus more on ...on what? It's not like I'm going to be able to solve world hunger, or turn around the state of affairs in the Congo, or find a cure for all the diseases that are hobbling humanity these days. I'll bet Madeleine Albright has a cleaning lady!

I could do THAT! I could be Madeleine's cleaning lady...especially her pins.



  1. I think you are on to something. Cleaning in another home (especially a home that is sure to be interesting) would be MUCH easier. We would have a task, sans the interruptions of--phone calls, people popping by expecting you to rearrange your day to match theirs, people seeing you online and expecting to chat, etc. New technology and new ability to be out and about requires new social etiquette.

  2. Dana,
    You know I always tell you what a genius you are. Now the readers will all realize it too. I LOVE the concept of "a new social etiquette" based on our new lives!

    This is EXACTLY on the mark. Thank you so much for your splendid insight and as usual for elucidating my feelings.

  3. Keep up the good work, LJM!! I spent the greater part of an hour one day reading the M. Albright book in a bookstore, all the stories behind her brooch collection, etc. Some are rare and costly, others not at all, and she treasures each one.