Monday, December 5, 2022

A Covid Review?

Once Netflix removed Mad Men from it's streaming site, I decided to rewatch Grey's Anatomy. Originally we only watched the first 4-5 seasons, when F was in the recliner. So "rewatching" isn't quite the correct word, but that's what I'm watching while using the treadmill on the days I'm not video calling with one of my Washington cousins. I can't remember when I started the rewatch, but I recently began the seventeenth season.

What a surprise to begin that season!  Suddenly, it's all about the hospital employees working, living and watching people struggle and oft times die with Covid. And each episode feels like a hat tip to the medical community and all that they sacrificed. The melodrama still carries on amongst the covid stories, of course, as well as the humanity. 

Well done, Grey's Anatomy. Now I'm wondering what other series mirrored the pandemic. 

Monday, October 24, 2022

The Dining Room Table

I imagine ...

In some houses

Dining room tables may exist.

"They go with the decor"

"It's the centerpiece of the house"

Yet have never felt a plate of food nor a resting elbow.

In other houses

It's been ages since

The table has seen the sunlight

Or any light for that matter

Our hand me down 

Has witnessed generations

Dining room tables

for me

Hold Memories

Mother's letters -read and answered

Patterns pinned

Meaty trophies cut into steaks

Grandma Curly getting a perm 

(Grandma Curly getting curlier)

Hands upon hands of card games

Family meals

Cousins! Aunts! Uncles! Gather round the turkey


And doodling ... whilst eavesdropping (on adult conversations)