Written for: Miz Quickly - Day 26 - State of Things
"The Rabbit is writing these ahead of time, and has no idea what the current state of affairs might be.
Write about something in the news, something that the future might value a normal person’s opinion on. [Yes, you]"
Black Friday, Cyber Monday.
Wow, they sure do sound like fun days.
Stores are boasting big sales for gifts;
money gives Thanksgiving short shrift.
Ads put people in a panic.
Holidays should not feel manic.
I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York.
My goal is to create and share poetry with others
who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve
in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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I’ve gotten away from crowds of all kinds. I basicall shop all year round (I have a closet full of gifts – family and general ‘boxes’. It was funny though at our Thanksgiving that some folks were talking about how early they would be getting up to shop sales and what stores seemed to be best. Our local paper attempted to get their ‘subscribers’ to pay for holiday ads. That went over like a lead ballon. The paper after ‘careful consideration’ back tracked and appologized. Especially after an outcry of possible ‘cancelation of supscriptions’. I agree holidays should not feel manic!!
When I was still working, I used to shop after work, and lug everything home on the Express bus, where there is barely room for you, let alone bags.
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I remember being on the subway like that – hard to imagine lugging so much. But then being in a city has some advatages? We’ve family who because of good public transportation and walkablity were able to ‘ditch’ one of their two cars.
Yes, that’s a good thing.
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If we had better bus service in the ‘burbs’…
But alas we do not. Everyone needs a car. But I try and plan several stops in one outing – like this morning – six stops (a big circle).