A Literal Interpreter

One o’clock. Pastor came by and we talked for a few minutes a couple of hours ago. He had pondered my email to him a long time. Bottom line is they’re keeping an open door for me, and I’m welcome to help at Food for Lane County also. In addition I got a text message from the guitar player who had answered my ad on Craigslist. He said he would contact his drummer and we could get together. Then I practiced on my bass guitar with my brain full of the Tower of Power I’d listened to last night. Their rhythm section is really great, and the whole band is tight and together. So today I sounded pretty good, I thought… I bought some strawberry ice cream this morning. In a moment I’ll probably have some more, and give Aesop a few dollops. I so look forward to jamming with these guys. I just thought of the bass line to “Love Machine:” it is very difficult, yet I played it live with Satin Love a long time ago.

Two thirty. This is the time of the day I like the least. So I’ll just roll with it until it gets better at around five o’clock. Maybe put my iPad down and read Nietzsche for a while.

Five o’clock. Currently it’s 97 degrees outside, 84 degrees inside. Our hottest day so far this summer. Pastor said he thought that I’m a black and white thinker. I admitted that I like to have things nailed down. He’s okay with being gray and ambiguous on religion. This feedback from him is interesting. I wouldn’t have considered myself cut and dried, but I do go for precision and accuracy. That is, I will ask, What exactly does this passage mean? As if the meaning were absolute and not relative to the reader. I reckon I was never a Marxist critic in English classes. The more I think about it, the more it appears that Pastor is right… Tomorrow’s forecast calls for a high of 86 degrees. It’ll be nice to see cooler weather. It’s harder on Aesop than on me.


4 thoughts on “A Literal Interpreter

  1. Thanks Lara! I’m waiting to hear from this guy again. So far we’ve only texted each other. I don’t even know his name yet. Trying not to count chickens before they are hatched. But I hope for the best.

    Have a nice evening!

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  2. Thanks Rob, I like to learn about bands from the 60s and your mention of “Tower of Power”: made me search for your reference online. It’s 84 degrees in your house!? I love air conditioning, I hope I never have to get used to not having it lol.

    Take care friend, I love to read your entries even if I don’t always comment.

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  3. Likewise, Ion, I love your poems. You wrote one the other day that struck me as being like Coleridge, only better. I tried to comment on your site but WordPress wouldn’t allow me to. I hate these technological glitches!

    I’m so glad that you are feeling better since your illness. Enjoy the air conditioning!

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