Crumbs From the Corner: Adventures in Woolgathering

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sharing the Moment

“There is no delight in owning anything unshared.”

Mater promised to call and let me momentarily listen in on the Tom Waits concert she will attend tomorrow night.
I think I can picture the scene as it will be: cell phone held high above the pattern of heads in the crowd, Mater wielding it like an urgent candle in the darkness, or a beacon to beam the crooner's voice all the way across the ocean so that I can share in my mother's noteworthy moment. I might be on the Subway train in Cambridge, or ambling along some street- and there Mater will be, the distance suddenly evaporating into the wind.
It is, as of now, only an intention and it might not, of course, work out, but just in case, I had better be wearing my sunhat, sunblock and sunglasses as advised regularly by my mother.
One can never be wholly free in a shrinking world- nor ever really alone.


Anonymous said...

"One can never be wholly free in a shrinking world- nor ever really alone." wow! what wonderful words!!
I;m sorry that I've been gone so long, things have been rough, but I finally had the chance to write. Thank god for writing. :)

julochka said...

you simply have to love the miracles of modern mobile technology. :-)

Pauline said...

what an amazing thought - you enjoying the concert across the miles...

Phyllis Hunt McGowan said...

Hepzibah, I'm always glad to see you here! Yes, what would we do without writing? :) I'll stop over at your blog too.

Julie, I do love the miracles- and I heard Tom Waits on the phone this evening!! Mater didn't say a word, as she was at a concert obviously, but something told me it was her ;)
I heard the audience applause afterward. It was a wonderful two minutes.

Pauline, I couldn't believe I was hearing Tom Waits live. It was as close as I'll ever be, probably.

Anonymous said...

I too had one of those silent yet musical phonecalls last night. Happy Birthday! Blibba, Blobba & Seed pass on their greetings as well :D

Phyllis Hunt McGowan said...

Scorpio, I'm sure I don't know WHAT you're talking about ;) That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Thanks for the wishes. Glad you got to hear some of the concert too!

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