Friday, October 24, 2008

Howling Wind, Tails Thumping & the Telephone Line


The sounds from inside these four walls.
Two confused and excited, but mildly jealous dogs thump their tails on the hardwood floor. They have to touch me, constantly touch me. Labored breathes come from the sleeping one sprawled out upon his new-found makeshift throne, here at Skinny's House of Healing.
Sounds from outside ripping and whipping their way inside.
The wind is howling making the oak trees sound like an excited ocean... the wind chimes sound like a carnival gone mad ... together they muffle out the train in the background.

The phone rings and I pick it up....'Hello...'

S-T-A-T-I-C.

'Hello?'

.......Welllllll, I can't quit you baby......

echoing through the telephone lines.
I set it down & hit the speaker button.
I can hear the laughter, the clutter, the clamoring, the static and the blues and I wished I could climb right through those virtual telephone lines....



ARTWORK: Telephone Lines by Sister Singleton of Just Give Me Peace...my favorite hippie, my favorite artist...

18 comments:

Mel said...

And the king's name is?

*humming happily*

Oh, it's a good Friday when you start it out hummin' the blues.

Shimmerrings said...
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Shimmerrings said...

Sorry, I haven't had my coffee yet, nor are my contacts lens in :P...

Sing it, Skinny, sing it!... and feel it, too!

Wreggie said...

I love your illustrations and writing style. Do you do the art?

she said...

awesome post! skinny's house of healing.. love it!

write there with you.. listening/comforting/struggling/wondering/taking it all in

and then..

oh! those can't quit you baby blues..

mass mood transportation in any climate

love, peace skinnylittlesister,

~s.

karma lennon said...

Yay for dogs! And the blues. Sigh.... :)

WILSONART said...

Aaah,,,caint quit ya darlin' coming outa those telephone wires.
The lifeline of The Sisterhood!
I hear it, and I feel it, right there on speaker.
Great post, Skinny!

skinnylittlesister said...

Mel...Funny, just as we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway, the blues do seem to pick the spirits up! The King is called Striper, but he answers to anything that sounds like Striper...like Rider, Striker, Hiker. Lol, he doesn't really care what he's called, as long as he knows he's wanted ;)

skinnylittlesister said...

ORHAN....Freaky bizarre thing happened...when I posted this it popped up twice, Once with just a title and somehow or another in the 30 seconds that the blank post was up along with this one, you left a comment. Now the ghost post and your comment have 'poofed' away...

skinnylittlesister said...

Shimmerings...Lol, I am like the dog and will answer to just about anything ;)Coffee? Mmmmm....would love some right now!

wreggie...Thank You! The artwork is done by my sister, Singleton. Of course, I love her work too. You can google JustGiveMePeace (one word) or follow links to the right for Just Give Me Peace to see more of her stuff.

skinnylittlesister said...

she... Mass mood transportation indeed, even though I wished I could have been transported! ;) The House of Healing comes from hearsay of the old-timers that way back in the day, my house was the only house on the block with running water, which meant that if someone fell ill, they would come here. So it's only natural that the sick doggies stay here too ;)

Karma...One come a day, we will go again...

skinnylittlesister said...

Wilsons....hahaha, of course you do! You, too, are a sister...although you are probably glad you didn't get a midnight phone call! Oh, but if I really did have a magical magic wand, I would have clicked it three times & Boom! I would have snaked my skinny self through those phone lines to a smoky little hole in the wall blues club in a land where the winds weren't cold and the oaks weren't haunted...

peace & love people!

singleton said...

Oh, sisterlove....I must have said 100 times on Friday night....
I wish Skinny was here.....
Soul Kitchen...
Stormy Monday....
The most fantastic drummer I've ever heard.....
Clankity Clankity Clinkity Tink and then ka~Boom~ Face first off the stage!
I MISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS YOU!

Peace~love and Keepers, Stripes and All!

Maithri said...

What a fantastic post....

I felt it all.. the dogs...the howling wind.... and the blues...

Now thats what I call a house of healing...

My love to you dear sister,

M

The CEO said...

Your comment is right. Why do you end up, well up, from the blues? Thank you for this. I know why the dogs love it.

p&l
monty

Spadoman said...

I love the blues, they're so depressing.

love ya, miss ya.

Mel said...

Happy HAPPY Halloween to you and the puppies!!!!

:-)