Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Figuring It Out

I had forgotten that the Presidential Debate was on last night. At 8:00 I wrangled the small, angry, blonde hellion into his bed, with teddy bear wound up and sweetly tinkering out music, he curled up on his side and finally sighed that little breath that said he was more ready for sleep than he would have ever admitted.

The house softly lit, Monkeygirl was in her room and Jason was downstairs curled up in a blanket, miserable with some cold that Autumn always brings his way. As I set up my sewing machine and laid out materials, I sipped a glass of cool water and flipped through the channels to see what was on. The debate.

I turned it on and let it play softly in the background as I set forth on my apron. It felt good to be sewing again. To slow down and do something that is relaxing and productive. In and out, I listened to the debate. And, finally I just tuned it out all together. I have felt so heavily invested in this, as every American should. As we are all supposed to do and really are bound as adults and Americans to help choose the future of our country. But the back and forth and the petty is just eating away at me.

I let the soft whir of the machine take over instead. Sewing straight lines that I can control. Stitches I can make close to perfect. That no matter what, they don't care about health care or taxes. They just are. The material running smoothly through my hands. My scissors cutting cleanly through the fabric. The pins, all different colors, working as one to hold the material together and then falling back into the pin box uncomplainingly.

And as I work, diligently, calmly, serenely, it strikes me. Sarah Palin is a fembot created by Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels and the GOP.

It's the only explanation that seems reasonable.

7 comments:

koehmstedt said...

"Sarah Palin is a fembot created by Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels and the GOP."

You can't make that shit up!

Captain Steve said...

Duuuude. You are, of course, completely right.

KaritaG said...

Texting btw me and BFF during the VP debate:

Me: Jason thinks she might cry soon
BFF: I don't think she'll cry, but I think her big robot head might pop off.

See? You're not the only one.

Lisa..... said...

Angry Baby created Sarah Palin just to drive us crazy.

That Chick Over There said...

Bwah!

ghost of keywork said...

Angry Baby will eat Sarah Palin's republican flesh. After naptime.

Kat said...

Oh my GOD! You're right!