Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dreaming Still

So maybe, these weeks, I've been dreaming. Desperate to avoid news coverage, all the election shouting and slinging and an unimaginable tragedy on the Upper West Side.  

And it's possible I've been walking through my days with a singular focus, a steady determination to finish each task and move on to the next one without looking around me at all.  

And maybe it's been a bit like holding my ears, shaking my head, and la-la-la-ing, as I've needed to retreat, retreat, and ignore.

Now a Sandy storm is raging, wake up, Melissa, wake up. 

But before I do. Look. This statue in the Boston Commons.  And the famous Little Miss M fluttering through her living room. And, in a way, me.  Lighter and free-er and less worried and more like someone I used to be.


  1. I hear you on all the political shouting. It gets on my nerves at times. Why do people have to be so damned negative all of the time?

    Good luck through Sandy. Get some books tucked away and charge up the necessary things. Crank the ref up full blast so the goods will last longer if you lose power, and heck, you know what else to do. Play it safe.


  2. I have felt overwhelmed with the news as well--especially about the Krim family in New York. Our last name is Krim, and although we don't live in New York--I felt somehow connected to them. I don't know how that happens, but I've always felt connected to those with my same name. It has made me hug my girls at least 100 times every day since I read the story, and appreciate the beautiful moments that happen without any ceremony or notice from the outside world.

    Good Luck through Sandy.

  3. Oh, that was such a terrible tragedy with those children. And I have to agree on all this political vitriol. Is it really necessary?

    Stay safe through the hurricane and beyond, when we all, inevitably, lose power!

  4. What a cutie she is!!

    Sometimes the news is so sad. It's hard to believe we humans inflict so much misery on ourselves and each other. we all need a mental break from it at times!

    Stay safe!

  5. This post is like a deep deep breath. Thanks, Melissa. :)

  6. I won't deny it...I love storms. Enjoy Sandy (oh, and don't die :)