Tuesday, March 27, 2007

The Good and the Bad

The Good
  • The early morning sun on a bright and crisp spring day.

  • Rosa’s smoky, gravelly laugh.

  • The wail of a train horn after midnight as you lay in the bed listening to the crickets serenading outside.

  • Cool, green grass beneath your bare feet and toes on a hot summer’s day after walking on blistering asphalt.

  • The curvature and silky smooth skin of a woman’s back beneath your hand as you both lie naked in the bed.

  • Maggie curled up beside me breathing softly as we go to sleep.

  • Many comments on a blog post you thought sucked and which was sloppily and clumsily written.

  • Southern, summer thunderstorms on a hot July afternoon.

  • Late night car rides out into the countryside to hear the katydids sing.

The Bad

  • The lack of universal healthcare.

  • Housing not being a right.

  • Our president being a puppet of an ignoramus.

  • The morning after you drank 24 beers in a 12 hour period.

  • Drunken sex.

  • 5 soldiers died in Iraq yesterday. Their names will be long forgotten by most when Anna Nicole Smith, months dead, captures the limelight for the umpteenth time by the media.

  • George’s ’81 Dodge Diplomat is dead. Long live the Diplomat!

  • Being treated like you’re crazy.

  • Your crazy meds making you impotent.

  • Clingy, obsessive people.

  • Fathers who treat you like you are retarded and not mentally ill.

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Summer said...

Oh Sweetness, I love you. Don't feel bad tonight. One of us has to feel good and I'm pretty damn cranky.

zirelda said...

Does the good outweigh the bad? Sometimes making lists like that really helps me see what is important to me and what is not so much.

It's nice to know I'm not the only one that does that. :)

Andrew said...


I love you too. You take care of yourself tomorrow at work and at home. Sometimes, I have to wax poetically and wistfully.


The good definitely outweighs the bad. At least, I am lucid tonight and able to write such things lately. That is always a good sign and enjoy making these lists too!


kathleen said...

I suppose that without the bad, we wouldn't appreciate the good quite so much.

Have a great evening, Andrew.

fiwa said...

Sometimes it's hard not to focus on the bad, isn't it? I make lists like that too, and keep them. It's interesting to read back over them later.

Have a good night,

-Lo said...

love your lists. both. You are an awsome writer....