Now that it's almost done
so.............I am almost done reading The Time Traveler's Wife, like painfully close to being done, I was up until the wee hours reading it, enjoying it....and now...
now I am mad at myself for not pacing myself with the book, for being a selfish and voracious reader, for eating the very words that I am reading, consuming them as if they were sweet cake.
Needless to say the book is amazing, and I really need to issue a public apology to all the people who told me to read it, because at first, I thought it seemed really lame, like bad sci fi meets a Danielle Steel novel.
It is none of those things....I found myself with big silent tears one night as I was reading, as the beautiful wife (Clare) was being described, she is an artist and the description of what it was like for her husband to come home after she had been working in her head all day was spot on perfect. He spoke of the fact that he felt as if he was interrupting, how she seemed almost annoyed that he was there.
Then I got overwhelmed with a feeling of guilt, and wondered if my bubs ever felt like that when he walks in the door...me in my solitary world all day...me making things, me with the only sound coming from our apartment is the sound of the click clack of me typing, and on occasion there is music played.
I don't think I make him feel like he is interrupting me, as it is usually the case that he walks in the door and I am so excited to finally have a "real reason" to use my voice that I just can't shut up when I see him...poor guy.
So anyway...you may be wondering what the image is that I am showing today, well it is my entry in the etsy poster challenge, which is a contest they are doing on the site. They are looking to make promotional limited edition prints of 20 winning designs, and that is my entry.
I was trying in my way to tell a very specific story, though I did feel as though I was telling a novel's worth of story in a space of a sonnet.
anyway, please click the image above to see a full view of it.