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Allegories for life, or, bedtimes of a clumsy boy. - Spirit
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Allegories for life, or, bedtimes of a clumsy boy.
Current Mood: disappointed disappointed
So I'm walking to the bathroom, preparing to go to bed. Lights are out. I'm contemplating my day, and trying to figure out why something that should not matter to me does and what it mattering does say about me. My entertainment center has a center panel made of glass that covers it. Sometimes this panel does not get closed and stays open, right along the path of incoming travel.

Many a time has this clear crystalline panel been bumped, etc, and remained whole. Many a time. So when I bumped it tonight and there was a tremendous cracking sound and suddenly a quarter of my room was covered in glass remnants...I was just a tad bit surprised. What a way to end a night. :) I broke out the broom, got as much of the extra shardlings back to the mass, used my hands and a brush to get some of the stuff that had fallen into the center panel...and decided the rest could wait, cause god damn is glass dust abrasive. I don't own any good rubber gloves and since I don't have a vacuum cleaner...(guess what I'm going to be borrowing). It was actually pretty impressive - the big shards were shot through with shatter marks, and would crumble in my hands into their small bits if I put pressure on them. And it was making this crackling noise that I can only describe as snow-like as it sat there, slowing shifting or whatnot.

Anyways, my allegory is this. As simple and clean and transparent as a pane of glass can be, a single moment of inattentiveness can destroy it all, leaving it a ruin. :P
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coriander From: coriander Date: January 18th, 2008 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Ouchie! Sounds very messy!
annida From: annida Date: January 18th, 2008 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holy! I hope you didn't actually hurt your foot or whatever you bumped into that pane of glass! Hope you're okay anyway. And do borrow that vacuum cause glass, bare feet dangerous, hospital visits... need to go back to bed. love lots
tangled_rhythms From: tangled_rhythms Date: January 18th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
As simple and clean and transparent as a pane of glass can be, a single moment of inattentiveness can destroy it all, leaving it a ruin

that's pretty profound, I like it. truth of the matter is that most things will either break or die if no attention is paid to it; be it an object, a relationship, or a living thing.

just be careful of the little shards. you really do need to either go buy a cheap vacuum or go borrow the 'rents to make sure they're all up. I have this weird and overwhelming fear of broken glass, so I'd be vacuuming forever.
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