Thursday, December 29, 2005

On Dressing in the Dark and Living Alone

I don't need a night light.  There are street lights outside my window that give me light enough to move about my room at night. But these winter nights are long, and the street lights are on a clock.  So when the clock tells the street light to go off, it is still dark outside, and there goes my night light. 

Suddently the room is lighted only by the glow from Starbucks, a whole parking lot away.  I imagine that their light is always on, I don't know why.  When I rose this morning it was very dark.  I found my shirt by feel, and pulled it on.  I transferred, pantsless, to the wheel chair, and rolled through the gloom to the computer.

A pilot light shows me where to turn it on, and now my room is lighted by the glow from the monitor.  That light shows a fat man partly bare sitting in a dark room staring at his journal.  And that is okay for who needs pants when he lives alone?

And living alone give you time to contemplate such wierd issues as living semi-nude in the semi-dark. Is that a normal life style?  I hope someone reads this entry a hundred years from now.  What will he think?  "What a strange way to exist, half dressed and half lit."  More likely he will ask "Turn ON the computer? Why was it off? He was disconnected from the web all night? How did they survive back then, disconnected from the world half the time?"

Go ahead, laugh at the image of me, wearing a pull-over shirt only, in my dark room, at my computer.  Or maybe you can't, 'cause you're at your computer too, dressed as you are.  Welcome to my party.  It's come-as-you-are, but, puhleez, don't turn on the light.

13 comments:

garnett109 said...

I'm always half lit and half dressed!

valphish said...

I won't tell you what I look like ;-)..LOL  I do some strange things or so it seems as I love alone, too. xox
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ValsThoughts

firestormkids04 said...

Won't it be inconvenient when the internet immediately opens to a live picture?  We'll have to be dressed all the time or cover the camera :)  Have a good day, my friend.  Blessings, Penny http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere

bamawmn46 said...

Since I live alone myself, I dress in numerous places. It starts in the bedroom for the unmentionables, then, to the laundry room for clean clothes, then continues in front of the computer while I check my e-mail just before running out the door!  What a strange life it may seem for those people who live with families!!  
Jackie

hunybea4him said...

maybe some one should of gotten a nice robe for Christmas? : )

jckfrstross said...

LOL do what you want:)

Deb

jaykolb said...

Eerie and evocative, on several levels.
~~Silk
http://SilkenDrum.blogspot.com/

hewasolddog299 said...

I used to be able to do that. But this new-fangled LCD screen doesn't throw enough light onto the keyboard and I'm no touch typist by a long shot. So I turn on a light if I intend to write comments or entries to my journal.

I do miss the old days, though. Thanks for the reminder.

wil

http://dailysnooze.blogspot.com/

mavarin said...

The vintage fluorescent desk lamp above my computer keeps turning itself off.  I think it needs a bulb. As for the clothing options, i have no statement to make at this time.

Karen

plieck30 said...

Thats the nice part of living alone. Doing what you want when you want. I've lived both ways. Paula

lacaza3 said...

LMAO..I'm imagining you and its not a pretty sight HA! I'm not a pretty sight myself
Donna In TEXAS

magogos said...

I can already see the good thing about living alone is that you can sit semi-dressed in the semi dark contemplating the computer, or the universe, anbd no one cares! Margo

judypearllove said...

I LOVE LIVING ALONE. I LIVE WITH MY DAUGHTER BUT SHE IS GONE MUCH OF THE TIME SO THAT MAKES ME FEEL AS I'M LIVING ALONE AND I'M IN MY PJ'S AT THIS COME AS YOU ARE PARTY AND THEY ARE FLANNEL SO THEY FEEL WARM.LOL
IT'S VERY LATE. I'VE GOT TO FIND THE OFF BUTTON ON THIS MACHINE THAT I CAN'T GET AWAY FROM. BIG PLANS TOMORROW SO I BETTER FIND A WAY OUT OF HERE. COME ON OVER FOR SOME FUN NEW YEAR LINKS HAPPY 2006