Sunday, August 16, 2009

Climbing Back into My Cage



Don't get me wrong. I love my cage. It's enormous. I can do all the things I love in the cage, reading, singing, playing guitar, my puppets, even cooking.

But it is still a cage.

There is nothing like flying free.

I have been flying free this summer.

My favorite parts: My son's wedding. Beautiful. Utah. Wow. Reading two chapter books in Spanish. I feel so proud. Web 2.0 class online. Lots of new out there. My writing class. Still trying to process all I learned. Going to Galveston, twice. Fun. Walking at the track every day. Free therapy for body and brain. And, gee whiz, reading every day, all day sometimes. Happy day!

I opened the door of my library last week and Houdini, the old blue parakeet, was out of his cage. My library is big, enormous really, with very tall ceilings. But what was Houdini doing? Sitting there, on top of his cage. He'd been out a while and he was ready to have me put him back in his cage. He was ready to get back in there, with his parakeet buds and his food and water and his toys.

10 comments:

  1. I'm going back into my cage tomorrow: Institute Day. I have mixed emotions. While I adore teaching, while I enjoy a schedule of sorts, I will certainly miss my freedom to read. All day. ;)

    I'm glad you're signing up for the Japanese Literature Challelnge 3. I'm off to add you to the list of participants on the Review Site. Welcome!

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  2. Sounds like you've had a perfect summer! I see you're currently reading Richard Russo's new book. I'm halfway through now and hope to finish later today. He's a favorite of mine.

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  3. I don't have a place or time that is so cut and dry as you do. I have evenings free most of the time, and I stay home and care for my children, which is a year-round thing. They are so good at playing together (and fighting) that sometimes it is easy to forget that they are even there!! :) I am blessed.

    May your cage be nice, airy and very roomy!

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  4. Like you said, sometimes it's good to get back in. Even though this time of year means more constraints, I always really enjoyed getting into the swing of things again. Although, now I'm working full-time throughout the year so I'm in my cage all the time. Well, except when I vacation, which I do every chance I get!

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  5. Even when I was a stay-at-home mom, I always heard the siren call of school.

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  6. I don't really have a cage (stay at home mom here) but I'm ready for my children to be back in theirs. LOL!

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  7. Love it, Kristen. Get thee to your cages, children!

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  8. Hey, looks like you had a whole lot of fun this summer. You sure did pack in a lot of activity!

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  9. As much as I love running free, there's something reassuring about routine. Also, when I have limited free time I tend to use it more productively and accomplish more than when I have lots of it.

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  10. I'm out of the cage for the week but soon enough I'll be back in. you have my sympathies!

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