Something is Amiss

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The sun was not up and shadows danced their final waltz as I flipped the light switch. “Ah coffee, I need coffee,” my first thought on any given morning. Something was different though, something was amiss; what am I not seeing?

As I poured in the water, I giggled at the additional shadows the light created for the final waltz. Patiently waiting by the door the girls began to do the, “Let me out, I have to pee dance” and I obliged them. As the door came to I again felt that tug, “Something was not right, something is amiss; what am I not seeing?”

I looked around to survey my surroundings. Yes, everything was in its place, nothing was disturbed; still a feeling of something not being right? 

I sat down, flipped on the television and hoped the distraction would take away this feeling. What I found was my answer. Somewhere there is a family mourning the loss of a child because the child was being a child. Somewhere there is a family sad at the loss of a family member but comforted by the fact they did the right thing.

Everywhere children are becoming depressed because they cannot check their Facebook status and no a book or a set of art supplies will not entertain them anymore.

Everywhere children are enraged or as children have been for centuries just misunderstood. For it is not rage but fear that drives many of their actions.

I flipped the television off, realizing it was no distraction, only reality. The reality in the depth of sorrow and misunderstanding humanity is facing was just too much. The fact alone that MC Hammer pants are back was just too much to bear, “Coffee, I need coffee.”

I sauntered  back to the kitchen still in a state of slumber, still reeling from my distraction, still feeling something was amiss.

I flipped on the light and the truly the light bulb hit me smack in the face. There in the light of the glowing bulb sat my girls looking back at me, “Yeah you have your coffee and then…. FIX this.”

I should have turned on the light on sooner. My dogs were looking at a bowl of and I had brewed a pot of hot water.

Happy Wednesday!

Rainbow  Peace



I smiled at the end. It definitely does help to turn on the light--and get away from the TV!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror, A Memoir of Shattered Secrets

August 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

It's tough to start the day with the overriding feeling of uneasiness. Ah, if only coffee could solve all those problems....

August 10, 2011 at 10:54 AM  

Like it

August 10, 2011 at 11:05 AM  
Manzanita said, 

Happiness is like that old Blue Bird....right there in our own back yard.

August 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Summer Ross said, 

I don't watch much TV- it does nothing for me but take time away from something more important. :) I hope you have a great day Jules!

August 10, 2011 at 12:35 PM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Oh Jules you had me in fits of giggles at the end.
Loved the read really good.


August 10, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
Kelly L said, 

Fun post - The funny thing is a do make a pot of hot water for my morning tea....

Love to you
I've Become My Mother

August 10, 2011 at 2:18 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Nothing like a cup of hot water in the morning!

August 10, 2011 at 3:15 PM  
GigglesandGuns said, 

It is said hot water makes things pass easily.

*wink wink*

August 10, 2011 at 4:43 PM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

I hate when I either forget to put in the coffee or the water! I try to set it up the night before, when I'm functioning better!

I won't watch news on the TV. Too depressing. Only NPR.

August 10, 2011 at 11:08 PM  
The Blogger Formerly Known As said, 

I’m looking forward to the day my dog does the Let me out, I have to pee dance. At the minute she’s pretty good I have to say, but I don’t always give her the chance to ask. If I think she needs to go, she’s still small enough to pick up and boss around. Although she does boss me around too when the mood takes her.

And, as for coffee, I’m with Theresa Milstein; if I don’t get it ready the night before, there’s no telling what it’s going to turn out like :)

August 11, 2011 at 5:18 AM  
Larri @ Seams Inspired said, 

Mmm...brewed water in the morning. I can smell the chlorine wafting through the kitchen. What? Don't they treat the water in your town? ☺

Happy Thursday friend! Hope the light is shining on you. ☺

August 11, 2011 at 6:20 AM  

I knew a lady new to drinking coffee who put whole beans and water in the pot and wondered why no coffee came out. True story. We told her she had to grind the beans first. Ah, rookies.

August 11, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Talli Roland said, 

Giggles and Guns' comment made me laugh! Yes, enjoy the hot water...

August 11, 2011 at 11:21 AM  
floweringmama said, 

Oh my. I have to have my glass of unsweetened tea every morning.

August 11, 2011 at 5:04 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

I don't watch the news much. It's so depressing. I like to leave the light on as much as possible.

August 11, 2011 at 5:43 PM  
M Pax said, 

MC Hammer pants are back? Really?

I gave up caffeine. Day 2. My mornings are amiss.

August 11, 2011 at 5:47 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

I have done that in regards to the coffee OR forgot to push the 'on' button at work before. Not good since other there also await the end result. :-/

The rest of your post is so true! My niece's birthday party is this weekend. She will be 4 and not sure what to get for the occasion Her parents don't like 'messy' craft gifts. What a shame for her and her brother! Sadder still and like with most children now a days, most 'toys' and entertainment require batteries and/or an IT professional.

I believe it's so sad that children don't grow up playing outside, getting dirty or finger painting on a raining day. My children did both... but they probably thought they were deprived because we didn't even have cable tv while they were growing up. Because I didn't feel they 'needed' it and had better things to do. :-)

Great post and thoughts, Jules! Sending you another Big Hug and hoping your day/week perked up for you... with and without coffee. Humm... that sounds good; I'm off to make a pot right now. :-)

August 11, 2011 at 6:37 PM  
floweringmama said, 

You make such an important statement about children not playing outside. I did a presentation last semester on that very thing!

August 11, 2011 at 7:28 PM  
Tammy said, 

I brewed way too much coffeeless water (and waterless coffee) before I learned I have to make it the night before and use a timer. Yes, I've heard the horror stories about brewing spiders in it and so forth, but I figure I'll be too asleep to notice. Great post. I can just hear those dogs trying to be patient with you.

August 13, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
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