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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Monday, October 29, 2018

the boinnnnnngy thing

this thing above made the cut when we moved
its interesting when you decide to only move across the country those things you can stuff into two cars
one car a small one
this boinnnnngy thing it made the cut

it is made of a gourd
half of the bottom was cut off
a clear plastic circle was inserted in the opening
a long spring was attached to the plastic
the outside of the gourd was decorated with paintings
over time the paintings have faded from weather exposure
i expect it was an african painting or a native american painting or a seashore painting
i thought of them as hieroglyphs like you would see in some cave out west

when the wind blows
the gourd sways back and forth
the wire spring wiggles opposite of this movement
this makes this boinnnnngy sound
like a distance african drum sound or a distant native american drum sound
it use to be louder but now over time its gotten quieter

now the sound is more subtle
you have to listen real hard to hear it
it sort of calms you down inside

you have to get real quiet to hear it
i think thats why it relaxes you
you have to almost be meditating to hear it

have you ever been in the wilderness
got real quiet
to hear the sounds you can hear
i always feel that way when i listen to the boinnnnngy thing make its sound

now our friend susan gave this to us
im sure she knew we would enjoy it
she left something with us to remind us of her long after she is gone
having been taken away from this earth much too early

yesterday i sat on our patio overlooking our condo courtyard
now we hung this boinnnnngy thing at the corner of the patio
where it catches the wind which is either down off the mountains
on from the shore

its interesting the sound you hear changes based on which direction the wind comes from
i think and i thought as i listened yesterday
i swear in the wind and the boinnnnngy thing sounds
i could barely hear susan whispering to me

i think i did

she said
i miss yall
hang in there

the organicgreen doctor

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