The odd thing about this form of communication is that you’re more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many… somethings.
SHOPPER: Do you have the “Shoe” books? SALESPERSON: The “Shoe” books? Who’s the author? SHOPPER: I don’t know. My friend told me my daughter has to read the “Shoe” books, so here I am. KATHLEEN: Noel Streatfeild.
It’s coming on Christmas, they’re cutting down trees. Do you know that Joni Mitchell song? I wish I had a river I could skate away on. Such a sad song. And not really about Christmas at all but I was thinking about it tonight as I was decorating my Christmas tree. Unwrapping funky ornaments made of Popsicle sticks and missing my mother so much I almost couldn’t breathe. I always miss my mother at Christmas but somehow it is worse this year since I need some advice from her. I need her to make me some cocoa and tell me that everything that’s going badly in my life will sort itself out.