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Our relationship was forged to the soundtrack of Yoko Ono's magic,
frenetic, love-laden song, "Walking On Thin Ice." ( play song )

xmas eve child woman from the elf woods

foto by smith

lady k’s 35 today. she’s an xmas eve child. my woman from the elf woods.

a friend told a friend of our age difference, and that friend said i was likely rich, had discarded my 1st wife, and had bought lady with my money. hmmmmm, wonder how much lady costs? if it’s money, i sure ain’t got the bread.

i understand. that’s what i’d have likely thought myself once. but the story is, i divorced my first wife back in 1975, when my present wife was 3. i dated until 1985, then withdrew from the meat market and went celibate for 20 years. lady came along 2 months after mom’s death in 2005 and informed me i wasn’t going to be celibate any more. she was right.

the bathroom just bit us again. it runs from a roof cistern. the tank flapper stopper didn’t come down, so it’s been leaking water straight from roof cistern to sewer below. landlord banged on our metal door, scaring the bejesus out of me. he was nice, but he couldn’t have been happy. water is a problem here. can’t assume anything works right here, so have to check. learn and live.

always some bad, but there’s good too. our first night here, we turned out the bedroom light, laid down, and the ceiling burst into unexpected glow-in-the-dark stars. magic moment.

tonight coming home from dinner at our friend knowman’s, we came upon a parade getting ready to start up. band kept playing “silent night, holy night” in different tempos while they waited. told lady i’d arranged it just for her birthday. large truck float with young schoolchildren nativity scenes rolled slow down the street followed by a pickup truck bed of the 3 wise men and folks on feet with candles and children. we added ourselves to the pack back and paraded home.

i call our friend knowman, lady calls him snowman. his real name’s knowman snowman.

foto by smith

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