bogeyandruby

Random stuff, reflections on the meaning of life and death, humour, self-deprecation, a bit of bad poetry.

Bird noises at the avian vet. Reading the same page over and over again as wandering mind scrolls through worse case scenarios. Feathers, and bone encase his crackling lungs and tiny, beating heart. This small thing with wings, this source of daily joy, has embedded itself deeply in my mundane life. Tell me, how can …

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Lately, I wear my protest like a badge. I wear it on my jean jacket, on my light winter coat and on my thick down coat. Sometimes I wear it doubly so that when I remove one layer, I am still protesting. I wear it during daylight and when it’s dark. I wear it to …

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I recently asked an elderly man I know why he wasn’t pursuing a relationship with someone his own age instead of proposing marriage to women young enough to be his daughter(s). “Because I don’t want some shrivelled up old woman with a walker.”, he said. Clearly a classic case of the shrivelled pot calling the …

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From a Facebook post 3 years ago today. I have no idea where the umbrella in question is. I’ve since moved on to one of those inside out models with the ergonomic handles. Fed up of all the cheap models breaking or opening up at the most inconvenient times like in the middle of the …

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“Grandma says if I eat too much rice it will make me unconscious.” If it weren’t for facebook memories, I would forget these little gems. Wish I’d written them all down but I didn’t. If I think hard, these are the only two that come to mind: 1) “Mummy, can I play on your pincuter?” …

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I found a crumb on my bosom the other day. That’s where they usually land when I eat. The less buxom among us find them in their lap. I have this habit of changing my clothes right before I eat. Depends on what I’m already wearing (anything light or white, for example) and what we’re …

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