July 3rd, 2006


good news for once

Woke up this morning on a ten-dollar inflatable bed in an empty room, and I lay in a warm square of light across a patch of cream carpet fuzz, and it was the most beautiful feeling known to man or cat.

No cable, no heat, no Internet, no microwave, no shower, no job--and freezing cold, for California. And the money is going fast, on nothing but the barest of necessities, and hell, I don't need to be reminded about how bad things are. But I'm a free man. I'm sleeping on no one's couch in no one's living room, and I'm in no one's way. And when you wake up to sunbeams with a Bible in your hands and a prayer in your heart, nothing can take you down. You are the Jolly Green Giant on PCP. And tomorrow will be another day.

(Edit: Shower has been fixed. Hooray!)