Monday, June 9, 2008

Days of our lives...


"Well, It’s hot and humid, not such a good weather, but it’s still better than sitting inside. At least I can watch people from here. You know, it’s always been an interesting hobby for me watching people and thinking about them and trying to guess what they are thinking about. Let’s see…hey! Look at that cute little girl enjoying her ice cream and talking constantly with her mother! I bet she is so happy. The mother looks nice, although a bit tired. Maybe she is thinking about her job and how she hates it but she still has to continue to pay of her bills and to make a better living for her daughter.
Or look at that pair, no, no, those ones, on the other side of the street. They are so into each other. I bet they are still friends, not spouses. Why?! Well it’s obvious, look at these other ones, yeah, yeah, the ones that you were looking at first, passing below our window. They are married, or at least living together for a while now. They are walking in sync with each other, sometimes touching each other’s hands, but not talking! They don’s need to show their affection in public any more!
There comes a teenager, head in the clouds, I bet he is day dreaming…but you know what? They are not necessarily impolite. One of them actually got up the other day in the metro and offered me his seat. Sweet boy! Although Mrs Pelletier believes that they all need a good punishment for talking loud and laughing and not caring about others, I think she is just being selfish. She has forgotten her old days…I still remember my days, when I was young, a teenager, how I was free and always a bit confused. I had eternity in front of me, and not knowing what to do with it! And girl, how I hated my face and my figure! It seemed so out of shape and out of ratio…I used to think that I had the longest chin in the whole family! Hahaha!

Oh, that’s the phone ringing, sorry, just a minute!

Hello?...Oh hi honey! How are you doing?...I’m doing fine….Where are you?...Oh yeah?...That’s great….So what are you doing calling me? Go have fun…Oh, that’s so sweet of you remembering me…I know, I know….Sure, sure, you know I never get bored….Yes, I’m still reading “the kite runner”…. And guess what, I have found this new movie club a couple blocks away. They have so many cool movies!...What?...Of course I go out, this evening. I’ll have my dinner with my friends…No, you don’t know them yet. I found them in my Tai chi club…Yeah, yeah!...So how’s the weather?...Good, good. How’s Fred?...And the kids?...Kiss them for me, OK?...You take care honey…. Have fun and recharge your batteries before going back to work…Thanks for calling… Me too…OK, OK!...You too, bye!...Bye.

My sweet girl. I miss her…I’m glad she is having fun.

Oh! You know I forgot to tell you that Teddy sent me an e.mail this morning? He said that he is happy with his new job and recently met a girl! Hee hee! No no no, I didn’t ask him anything. If it goes well, he’ll let me know. I’m sure.
Whew! It’s so warm. It makes me thirsty. Would you like some water? Are you thirsty too? Here, some nice cold water for you, and some fresh lemonade for myself…mmm! So good…"

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"GOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!"

I jumped from the sofa with Mr. Alchemist’s joyful screams due to a goal for his favorite soccer team. I reached for the window and closed it, not to bother our neighbor lady who was sitting in the balcony, sipping a lemonade and talking to her flower, as her usual habit of Saturday mornings…

5 comments:

Mommy Homeopath: said...

Really until the last line, I was sure it was your thoughts being shared with Mr. Alchemist out loud and him (like any other men of course) was just "hearing" you and "listening" to the soccer (in this incident)!!!!

After reading the last line, I felt SO sad for her....although she does not seem sad in your post!
Or is she?
Hmmmmmm

Behi said...

You write in a very vivid way and I like that, it reminds me the type of writing that I enjoyed very much since whenever I read I felt I could see its images along with its words.

Nava said...

Dear MH,
I don't think she is sad, in fact she seems so peaceful with herself...

Dear Behi,
Thanks for your kind compliment :)

eli said...

summer days... love it even with all the humid and the hot weather... i bet mr alchemist is extra happy with this season too specillay now that ufa has started

Nava said...

Hi eli,
Not much, he is not a huge fan of summer, but on Euro 2008, he is very much having fun...