Monday, November 26, 2007


i'm wading through my email (shut up yes i'm working not procrastinating) and trying to dig up speakers for this damn conference coming up in march. i hate conferences. i hate planning them. i don't know what the hell i'm doing.

anyhoo--i get quotes of the day and writer's almanac in my email and loved this poem--and yes, i'll tell you why. read it first.

"Words from the Front" by Ron Padgett, from How to Be Perfect.

We don't look as young
as we used to
except in dim light
especially in
the soft warmth of candlelight
when we say
in all sincerity
You're so cute
You're my cutie.
two old people
behaving like this.
It's enough
to make you happy.

this is what the hubs and i say to each other quite often. hey cutie or your so cute or something like that. it's part of our dialogue. you know someone loves you when they look at you first thing in the morning, sleep in your eyes, glasses askew, hair all over the place, breath that could kill a dragon and they say with all sincerity, you're cute.

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