Richard Demarco, Celtic Vision In Contemporary Thought
It was a wet one so we all had to wear rain-coats. I dislike rain-coats. They cover up my fashion choices.
During the break, Vincent made a tea for me to drink with my lunch. After lunch Jenna and Brownie Bear gave us a little puppet show.
Anyway, the hikers who stop at the cabin, write their names, maybe a little note of appreciation for the beauty they are witnessing and where they are from.
So, after Vincent had boiled the water, I pulled out my mug, and Vincent poured hot water into it.
“I only have cream. Is that okay?” He said to me.
I said it was, but only because there wasn’t any milk. I drink my tea fairly weak and cream can be over-powering.
After we ate our lunches which included the cookies that Jenna made, and after Jenna and Brownie Bear did their puppet show, we began to pack up.
Well, in my defence, I have to say that the bag must have gotten buried under all the calendar jokes and then became unburied. So, there I had been, sipping merrily away, at my hot cream and water drink.
I was somewhat embarrassed, but then began to explain that it wasn’t age that made me do that, but it was just the way I was. I mean really now, half my creative efforts come about because I trip over the obvious and end up in a world that wasn’t contemplated by myself.
“Oh yeah,” I said. “I was just as stupid when I was in my early twenties.”
So, I was driving down the highway at a fairly fast clip when I noticed a sign which said I was only ten miles from the city. However, I realized that being ten miles from this city meant that I was sixty miles from the city I was supposed to be travelling to. I was heading west. I should’ve been heading east.
That was our last date.
I walked into the house and said to my wife, “Where is the car. Did something happen to it?”
“You took it to work this morning.”
So, I had to hitch-hike back to my place of work and drive the car back home.
She’s now an ex.
One day when I was in my sixties, and in my defence, I was very tired as I had been doing a lot of driving, I made another error of sorts.
What happened is that I was at an outdoor party. Only a few days before I had bought a hamburger at a hamburger joint and found, maybe because my imagination was going a little wild, that I could actually taste the cow. I’m not sure which cow, but a cow.
However, the hamburger at this gathering had no cow taste to it. I complimented our host for her great hamburgers. Why they were so delicious and un-cow-like that I went back to the kitchen for another one.
It was while I was adding all the accoutrements to the bun that I had a eureka experience.
When I did up the last hamburger I hadn’t added a meat patty.
Oh and I did something rather stupid this day too, but I won’t go into any details.
We are so blessed to be living in Cape Breton. A place where I have plenty of beautiful space to carry out my unorthodox behaviour.