Thirty six

I am old enough to

think seriously about my health

draft a will

draft a sonnet

get a mortgage

buy my own drill

learn how to use a drill

avoid those “you’ll regret the tattoo when you’re older” conversations

raise a child

never raise a child

save for my golden years

squander it all on a handful of magic beans

call my broker

answer all the questions on Jeopardy

go to bed after Jeopardy

tell the neighbours to keep it down, I’m trying to get to sleep

sleep with you

howl at the moon

wake up the neighbours

ask for forgiveness

stop apologizing

go for the really expensive shoes

get comfortable

walk myself home

run away with the circus

do the washing up

sweep it under the carpet

question the way the boss runs the show

panic about running my own show

run the show

search for the pot of gold

pick up the cheque

watch it all come together

watch it all come apart

wonder what will happen next

stop worrying about what will happen next



7 Responses to “Thirty six”

  1. 1 imgonnabreakyourheart
    September 1, 2010 at 9:49 am

    Love. Hope your day and year are more than you ever could have hoped for.

  2. September 1, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Love the list. And I will say that owning and learning to use the drill is pretty damn empowering.

  3. September 1, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    You’re old enough to be through and through awesome. Just sayin’.

  4. 6 twistedspinster
    September 9, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Happy Birthday. You have the circle of wholeness pretty well covered I reckon. Nonetheless, I wish you a string of moments of breath snatching joy to wear round your heart.


  5. 7 Marie
    September 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    This list needs to be printed and put in a poster/image form. Love it.

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