"That's where I was headed"

Today is April 7, better known as International Flirt Day. Tomorrow is April 8, or International Positive Attitude Day, and our weekend rounds out with April 9, known the world over as International Boycott Lettuce Wedge Salad Day.

Go on over and take a look at how you can make these days the special events they deserve to be.

Sad Week comes to a close today, with a column I wrote last year but never sent. My mom talked me out of it, vehemently disagreeing with my version of history. I rather think she’s just trying to protect her son, but she was an adult and I was a kid, so it’s more than possible that my memory is skewed.

I don’t offer this column as the Gospel According to Hyperion, but rather my memories of how I felt about what happened, and continue to. From that perspective everything is 100% accurate. If you have nothing better to do, spend some time with getting to know my dog in #385 Barry.

I promise, Monday we ramp back up to the zaniness you’re used to around here.

There will be more stuff on Monkey Barn all weekend (including a cool meme I stole from Claire; go check that out), but I wanted to close Sad Week here at the Institute with a story I heard once. Seems like a fitting way to tip the cap.

"Have you heard this story? A man injures his leg during a hunt. He's in the middle of the savanna, no means to treat the wound. The leg rots and death approaches. Last minute, he's picked up by an airplane. He looks down and sees a land of pure white below him glistening in the light. It is the summit of a snowcapped mountain. The mountain is Kilimanjaro. As he gazes down, he feels the life flowing out of him and he thinks, 'That's where I was headed.'"

5 comments:

Schrodinger's Kitten said...

Wow. Your Barry blog has me tearing up at work. You captured the essence in 'You wanted the idea of having a dog more than actually having a dog'. A lot like relationships.

And thanks for the salad homage header.

lost goddess said...

Very sad to see such egoism aimed at the destruction of such a loving creature. One can only hope you learned from the error of your ways.

Sea Hag said...

Did I win the NCAA pool or what?

Sea Hag said...

oh, and not to seem like a heartless so-and-so, I did leave a more thoughtful comment about Barry.

Fitèna said...

I liked this little story at the end. Its beautiful.
Fitèna