Saturday, August 21, 2010
Here are the things one can do while also doing laundry: Test a dialogue sequence in one's head. Try to recall the outlines of last night's dream. Blithely ignore the bad news on the other room's TV screen. Watch the spider nimble across the ceiling. Make up words and speak them out loud, since there's no one near to listen.
Here's what not to do: Count the days until one's son will be gone. That's heartbreaking business, and one can't possibly bear it, laundry and all.