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Dawn breaks (with no one there to fix it)

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I don’t want much in the morning, really:

A cup of coffee and time to scan
E-mails and bookmarked newspapers,

Silence but for birds’ conversations,
A second cup of coffee and oh—one more thing:

Instructions for the brake pedal for my brain.

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vivitalia
Jul. 29th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
My family insists on talking to me before my various unassisted-brain-to-human-communication translators kick in. I've tried explaining (in the evening, once I remember how to speak Civilized Humanese) that speaking to me pre-coffee is an excellent way to get me to scream at them, but they don't seem to get it. As for the brake pedal, I'll let you know if I find one. Not terribly optimistic on that front.
callioperato
Jul. 29th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
Same here. My family loves to give me lists of things to do/remember before I've even taken my first sip of coffee. Bluh.
callioperato
Jul. 29th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
"Instructions for the brake pedal for my brain."

Amen to that. (Also, good luck with that.)
patrick_vecchio
Jul. 29th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
I found the brake pedal after a vigorous bicycle ride a couple of weeks ago. It worked for about half a minute. And that was that.
vivitalia
Jul. 29th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
Vigorous exercise used to work for me, for the amount of time it took for my brain to recover from said vigorous exercise. Up to an hour, if I got nice and lucky. A precious, gorgeous hour it was, though fleeting. Couldn't beat the physical benefits, either. Even if it didn't quite cut the mustard mentally.
callioperato
Jul. 30th, 2011 01:04 am (UTC)
Back at school, I'd walk the trail for hours and sit on the rocks in the river and watch the birds swoop by. That helped stop my mind for a bit.
patrick_vecchio
Jul. 30th, 2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
Lots of great water-birds along the river. Did you ever see an eagle there, or an osprey? Man, are they big. And I love watching the herons hunt too.
callioperato
Jul. 30th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
I don't think I ever saw an osprey there. I mainly saw swallows, herons and geese.
nodressrehersal
Jul. 29th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
"Silence but for the birds' conversations" - love it.

Oh, and this mother could really use that same set of instructions for a brain she gave birth to, so pass it along if you find it.
patrick_vecchio
Jul. 29th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
Wish I could help S.Y. with the brake pedal thing. I can only say that copious amounts of gin don't do the trick.

In another matter: We've got a concert coming up next week, right? Are you still on vacation, or can I call to make plans?
nodressrehersal
Jul. 29th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
Monday, to be exact! Doors open @ 7, show starts @ 8, but no need to go inside early, since we all have seats.

It's nice to go up early if the weather cooperates and enjoy a picnic outside on the grounds. Vacation started yesterday, Kiddo is at his golf outing with the boyfriends, so I'm here and able to receive phone calls - operators standing by...
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