Thursday, September 3, 2009
2 Sept 2009
"Still, there are times I am bewildered by each mile I have traveled, each meal I have eaten, each person I have known, each room in which I have slept. As ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination."- excerpt from a short story by Jhumpa Lahiri
When I was quickly throwing some last minute items into my carry-on back in May, I found a role of electrical tape. Without thinking, I threw the black tape into my bag. Looking back, that was in my "Top 5 Best Sub-Conscious Decisions of Summer2009". That roll went everywhere this past summer and that tape was used for everything. If you ask any one who was with me in the last 3 months, they would without a doubt remember the tape.
A small package came in the mail yesterday. In it was a brand new roll of my sticky, little friend with a note to go along with it,
"...I had to replenish the essentials. The boys at the hardware store gave me the twice-over when I bought it. -Katie"
I showed everyone the note and the tape. Naturally, they gave me the "twice-over" as well. Who gets so excited over a silly roll of electrical tape? Answer: I do. I cannot help it. I cannot help but look at that tape and think about all the things I have learned in my lifetime. I have been taught more things from friends and strangers alike than I could ever imagine. It boggles my mind- all of it.
Even that roll of electrical tape.
Posted by Anne W at 1:31 AM