somewhat damaged

I’ve gone to the gym a few times this weekend. I went to a midnight showing of Fight Club at the Landmark River Oaks theater on Saturday night. I covered the second floor of my apartment with Carpet Fresh and vacuumed relentlessly. I thought, I’m vacuuming up evidence of Rex, but didn’t let myself dwell on it. Was I not going to vacuum ever again? As if. I did allow myself five minutes of hugging and smelling Rex’s cushion, which is still under my desk.

Becky and I spent a few hours last night editing some of the stories that were submitted for our next anthology. We were able to sit side by side at Becky’s dining room table and laugh and have fun while we worked.

And the beat goes on.

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Timothy J. Lambert is allegedly a writer.
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4 Responses to somewhat damaged

  1. marika says:

    Oh Tim, I think of you every day. I’m glad that you have a place and a family that you can go to that gives you comfort and laughter.

  2. Mark says:

    I think that’s one of the most poignant things when a human or animal dies–the world carries on as though nothing’s happened. I shouldn’t worry about hoovering up all evidence of Rex–we were finding white hairs years after Pip left us for the Elysian Fields.

    Glad you’ve got good friends – and the cushion.

  3. Nathan says:

    I still have Chopper’s collar–it still faintly smells like him.

    • I hadn’t touched my tote bag since last Thursday. On Tuesday I was getting ready to pick up Hanley from school and grabbed it to put my iPad inside. When I did, I found Rex’s collar inside. I thought about passing it on to Pixie, which I did with his food dish, but I think I’ll keep his collar somewhere just for him.

      But now you’ve inspired me to go smell it. =)

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