Posts tagged "windowshades"

my mother hates natural lighting

she tells me today that she wants me to hang up the new shades that arrived

backstory: our shades don’t work, they stay down permanently

I say excitedly, “ooh, are we going to get some natural lighting in the house?”

"no," she says, "they’re shades"

I am briefly stunned, but I rally. “yes, and these ones will work, so we can put them up and get some light in the house”

all I get in return is a blank stare

as I set about the task of seeing to the shades, I say hopefully, “it would be really nice to have the shades up sometimes”

no response

when I think about the dimness in our house, I can only picture my mother saying, “well, I don’t like houses with too much light” à la Janet from Rocky Horror Picture Show

anyway the new shades don’t fit, but I took down one of the old shades and put it somewhere it won’t be easy to find but where I can plausibly say I was just putting it aside

give her a little taste of what it’s like to be able to see in your own house

so from now on any time we lose hope, that's just a game of hide and seek with the beautiful things all around us, okay?

I use he or zey ('they' forms with a Z) pronouns. Don't show me pictures with creepy faces in them.

I post a lot about linguistics, some silly shit- cat gifs and the like- whiny text posts, things that make me angry, and every once in a while a good song.

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