Monday, December 09, 2013

Cabin in the Woods

It is always this time of year, this week in particular, when I start looking for a way out.  The list of things to do just gets longer, the days and hours and minutes in which to get everything done keep getting shorter, and the tension in my shoulders keeps getting tighter.

This is the time of year when I think, no one will miss me.  I will simply check out and leave and go somewhere safe and warm and calm and quiet and be there in silence for a few days...or weeks...or months.

And then I saw this:

I love this house!!!!

And  I thought, Yes.

But then I thought, Damn, it looks cold.  And, I wonder if I have to shovel.  And, The lake is a really a drowning hazard.  And, I wonder if it has wifi.  And, I could never live there; how is it big enough to have a guest room?

And so here I am.  In suburban New Jersey, living a lovely life I have no right to complain about.

Still, no one will notice if I don't send out holiday cards this year, right?  Because...it might not actually happen.

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