By Matthew Pennock
Half the girls in this train car wear gold earrings, large and oval, bisected
by their names in script. They are yours because you name them,
your Lekenya, your Mirellie, your Yesenia.
Excessively ornate, almost illegible, like your grandmother's cramped
handwriting in a Hallmark card with loopy golden cursive relaying
every detail of the rest home in Orlando
where her former pastor now resides—the year of establishment,
the founder's name, what the food is like, how once someone moves in,
they have no plans of ever moving again.
Tomorrow, you settle on a plan for breakfast, you settle on banana. You are
not hungry. It sits there on the desk still in peel, nervous for inevitable
disrobing. Stare at Banana. You sit there. It is afraid.
Friday's weather was gorgeous, warm but not too hot or humid like earlier in the week, dropping to perfect cool autumn by evening. I spent the morning finishing and posting a review of Deep Space Nine's "Meridian", a terrible episode with a couple of wonderful Odo/Kira moments that make it all worthwhile for me, and I spent the afternoon converting and uploading photos. The bunnies were hiding today but I saw many deer in the woods.
Eventually Adam got home from cross country practice and we went to dinner at my parents' house, distracted by the Braves-Cardinals game with its bizarre officiating. Then we came home and watched the Orioles-Rangers game, which is ongoing as I type this so I won't jinx anything by talking about it. TheFridayFive seems to be dead, catching up on Fannish5 and some photos from Great Falls last month:
This week's Fannish5: Five fictional families that you wish you were related to.
1. The Murray-O'Keeffes, Madeleine L'Engle's Time quartet
2. The priestesses of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley's novels
3. The Maturins, Patrick O'Brian's Aubreyad
4. The Greek Gods, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
5. The Weasleys, Harry Potter
Last week's Fannish5: Most badass grandparents.
1. Joseph Sisko, Deep Space Nine
2. Martha Fraser, Due South
3. Wilfred Mott, Doctor Who
4. The Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey
5. The Queen of Genovia, The Princess Diaries