There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, May 31

Tommy Can you Hear Me?

Sometimes I feel like I wake up about the time I get out of my car and walk into work. Like I have been moving in auto-pilot. Getting ready. Getting a child ready. Breakfast for him. Lunch for me. What am I wearing? What is clean? Did I brush my teeth? All these thoughts are running through my head while the "getting ready" process is unfolding. And yet? I still don't feel awake or alive till I walk into my office. (maybe its the promise of coffee... yum).

I do have a reason to be rambling about this. I was walking from the car to the back door of work. I looked down at the keys in my hand, and noticed something. On my key ring is only two keys. The rest of the stuff hanging from my ring are bits of plastic that are coded for various places I land during my daily flight of life. The coded tags from the YMCA, the library, and two grocery stores all hang next to each other on my key ring. I laughed thinking that there is more plastic than keys on my carabiner key ring. My next thought? I am awake, followed by the question, when did I become conscious? Then this song by The Who came into my head. Tommy, can you hear me!? Light goes on and I think, good blog entry.

\That deaf dumb and blind kid, sure plays mean pinball!!!

What is wrong with my head!?


  1. dont feel like the lone ranger...sometimes I go all day and never wake up.

    Thank Gawd for AC/DC blaring from the car stereo, otherwise Id be asleep at the wheel....

  2. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you.

    The Who play in my head quite often. But mostly the stuff from "Quadrophenia", not "Tommy".

  3. goddess: No doubt. But in the morning I normally listen to NPR. maybe that is why I am numb till i turn it off. damn war.

    Earl: yea. tommy isn't my first Who choice, but for some reason that song started rolling over in my mind... He's a pinball wizard, there has to be a trick... :whistle: