i just came in from cleaning my gutters.
what is it about gutter cleaning that i love so much??
that's one of those jobs i really don't mind doin'.
and i can't figure out why...
i do know i love bein' up high, closer to the sky.
and i do know tossin' all that mucky stuff away feels
could be onto something here.....
maybe i need a gutter visualization for my inner self!!
i climbed to the peak and sat down. wow.
i need to remember this spot when i feel bad, i thought.
you can't feel bad when you're sitting here.
it's like you're part of the sky.
(and no, my roof really isn't that high!)
heard my neighbor's next door workin' outside.
i got back to work. didn't want to look like
a lunatic sittin' on the roof.
another neighbor drove by while i was up on the roof.
he waved, i waved....then he backed up, rolled down
his passenger window and hollered up something explaining
that there's a reason i had sons, and i needed to use them.
i laughed.....hammed it up a bit, complaining about those
no good sons of mine and told him i loved it up there.
he offered a ladder. told me it wasn't safe.
i laughed, waved him off tellin' him i was almost done.
'and besides it feels SO GOOD up here!' i hollered.
how could i tell him i had to sneak up there so the guys
wouldn't see me and stop me and do the gutter cleaning
themselves?? how could i tell him i had a ladder that
would work too?? how could i tell him that when i cleaned
my gutters i felt so good inside??
'don't lean forward' he hollered as he headed off.
i grinned. thought about how much i like my neighbors
and went back to work.
when i was done, i stood up on the little lower part of the
roof, my studio roof.
stretched out the leg i had been leanin' on the whole way
ohhhhhhhmph it was tough to straighten out.
gosh, i'm not as young as i think i am.
figured i should stand there a minute, let my leg get okay
before i had it take me down the ladder.
so i stood on the little lower part, leaning on another part
of the roof lookin' at the sky.
and then i looked at all the roof of my house.
i thought of all the good stuff that went on
under that roof.
i thought how lucky i was to have this place.
i got so filled with gratitude that i hugged the roof.
i seriously hugged the roof.
i'm a roof hugger.
a gutter cleaner.
a home owner.
and a nutcase.
and it feels just so awesome......