Tuesday, March 24, 2009

and all the blackbirds

I had a freeing experience the other day. I heard about a woman who married the Eiffel Tower. She belongs to a small group of people in love – committed, romantic love - with objects. This interested me. I felt the whole world open up. I figured that although I’m married, I could enter into tantalizing, emotionally uncomplicated affairs. For example, there’s this green Mercedes sometimes parked around the corner that I adore. I say it offhand – love - but I don’t even like Mercedes and, usually, if you told me your car was leafgreen I’d say you’re a twit. I am also a lifelong lover of Chanel 5 and it occurs to me now that if I had married this fragrance instead of a man, I might have gone more lightly and confidently about life. There are a number of poetry books I’m secretly and repeatedly seeing on side, i.e. no matter what the main course is, one of these is tucked in my purse or bookbag or next to my bed. There’s a Syrah I could without qualms promise to love, honor and obey. The smell of gasoline. A certain watering can. Chagall’s “I and the Village.” The Great Wall of China. Seriously, I’ve found a new frame for these enriching relationships. It’s like I could live many times, or all over again.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I 'love' it. That is a freeing notion. I heard this: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/ the other day and it fits in with this anthropomorphisizing and dehumanization dichotomy. (wow, a bunch of words with lots of letters)

Anonymous said...

Sorry this:

http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2009/03/23

Jeff said...

There's this mug. With a photo of a golden lab on it. Is it really the mug I'm in love with? Or the photo it wears?

I'm so shallow, I'm so shallow...

- J.

SarahJane said...

i like both of those poems, anonymous.

jeff, i also have a mug with a blonde lab on it - wearing glasses. i do not love this mug, though. but if yours is better...?

to all innerested parties, you can watch this woman's story - I mean Mrs. La Tour Eiffel - on youtube. just search for "married to the eiffel tower."

Valerie Loveland said...

That car is such a rich green. I don't care about cars at all but this one got my attention.

SarahJane said...

hey no touchee because this green car is engaged

Anonymous said...

Snow. I love the snow. The nooning sky. The view from my office.

Thatcher Keats said...

..Waiting and watching...

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