You see, I wasn’t to know. Who could know? Who can predict that the big sleep was going to happen today? If only I had known! I might have made a plan. Might have ‘got stuff done’. Painted a few window ledges. Pruned a few sad looking roses. Reorganised a few wardrobes of unworn clothes. The Forever To Do List! Still to be done …
You see, I expected at least one of you to wake.
But you didn’t.
You both slept on like the peaceful angels you are.
By the time I knew it was happening, it was too late! I had casually wasted my time.
While you were sleeping…
I could have weeded the flower pots.
Uncluttered a few presses.
Written a decent blog post.
Planned a few lessons for class.
Vacuum packed some old gear.
Dusted a few shelves.
Framed some pictures.
Brushed down a dog.
Ironed on some name tags.
I could have napped too.
No. None of that. I did none. Instead I squandered the time. Foolish!
I washed the kitchen floor. Again.
Ate cheesy, cheesy pasta.
Drank a WHOLE cup of hot coffee.
Insulted my intelligence watching some guy called Stephen and another called Colin on that love to hate to love show we call Celebrity Big Brother and how they are the reason why the world can be a headwreck to figure out. Stephen and Colin have given themselves other names but I choose to call them by their actual first names.
Ate a flapjack.
Stared into space.
Listened to nothing.
While you were sleeping. I did nothing. I could have fixed the world. This time I didn’t.