Sunday, January 4, 2009

Kiss me and smile for me!

Hi folks,

We had a little scare yesterday. Something big went off in our neighborhood, and I evacuated the office. Windows and doors were rattling, and the University sent its guard force down to check on the sitch. No one was hurt, but it was too close for comfort, so we bugged out.

Back to work today! Yay!

My good friend, Caveman Joe, just said goodbye to his best friend today. She left early this AM. It's a sad thing to see someone missing someone else so much. When you care about someone and have to watch them suffer, it almost doubles the pain.

It reminds me of a song by Peter Paul and Mary! Oh, crap, I shouldn't put all these long posts up, or should I?

Aw, heck. I nearly got bombed yesterday, I can do whatever I want!

Leaving on a Jet Plane

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go
I'm standing here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin', it's early morn
The taxi's waiting, he's blowin' his horn
Already I'm so lonesome I could cry.

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you'll wait for me
Hold me like you'll never let me go.
(oh, baby, don't let me go!)
I'm leavin' on a jet plane
I don't know when I'll be back again
Oh, babe, I hate to go.

There's so many times I've let you down
So many times I've played around
I tell you now, they don't mean a thing
Every place I go, I think of you
Every song I sing, I sing for you
When I come back, I'll wear your wedding ring.


Now the time has come to leave you
One more time let me kiss you
Then close your eyes, and I'll be on my way.
Dream about the days to come
When I won't have to leave alone
About the times, I won't have to say,


I feel badly for my friend, Caveman Joe. He's a good man and it hurts to see him hurting. He will never admit it, of course, but he's hurting. He'll never be a wuss and break down and cry on my shoulder or anything like that. I would probably do that.

The feelings probably are multiplied by the scream-out we had yesterday, evacuating the office. Just an emotional day, for many reasons.

A lot of us have seen these sorts of bad things...shelling and sniper fire for a short list. Nevertheless, the worst fear and pain hits when you watch someone go away, whether by natural death or by the hand of another man, or just stepping onto a plane. The feelings are almost the same.

Ah, crap, done it again.....this post is too long!

Love and Peace to all!

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