Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The toothpaste lands in the sink when you spit. You turn off the water and move to walk away. Then you remember. You walk back to the sink and, with one lonely finger under the tap, you wipe away the dot left behind. You stare at the spot that might never have been real. You shake your head. You wonder why it matters anyway. 

You walk into the bedroom where you have traded one set of keys for another. You think back to the spot. You never deserved that first set of keys anyway. The little blue dot. You walk back into the bathroom. You half wish it was still there. It's easier to wipe something clean when you can still see it clearly. You consider brushing again, maybe try to recreate the spot. You shake your head again. You tell yourself to let it go. It's just a spot. it's just a tiny, little spot. Easily removed, easily replaced. At least, that's what you tell yourself.

You go to sleep, in the morning there will be new brushes and teeth and spots to wipe clean.

15 comments:

The Amatuer Writer said...

Realistically sad but very true...Sometimes it is just THAT difficult to 'let-it-go'...

Thanks for sharing yet another piece of your lovely writing, DB.
I really enjoyed reading it...ALL of them; actually :)

Stay well and strong, dear DB.

xoxo ;)

Anonymous said...

HA! And here I thought I was the only one that thought that much about the blue toothpaste spot in the sink.
I like the comparison between easily wiping a blue dot away clean with a finger to not being able to wipe away any mistakes you've made in life that easily.

Michelle

breezeart said...

oh yeah! there will be always spots to wipe clean, no only after brush your teeth, and daily basis, there will be always those dirt spots to clean it up.

well done as always!

chivis said...

KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN!!! FUCKIN' LITTLE BLUE DOT!!! HAHA AND AS YOU SAID... THERE'LL BE NEW SPOTS TOMORROW TO WIPE CLEAN!!! THAT'S LIFE
LUV YOUR BLOG
GREAT WRITING!!! KEEP GOING!!
HAVE A GREAT DAY

jensou said...

This feels like a conclusion to a previous posting about the foreign toothbrush taking up residence...

Anonymous said...

DB, I really miss your blogs.
Please comeback...even if just for random videos.

Amaranth said...

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hope you're well.

chivis said...

i miss your writting.. :(

chivis said...

hope your doing ok!

Anonymous said...

yes, it's been sooo long!

BreezeArt said...

Hey D-Ballerina, sending you bunch of wonderful things to your way on this holidays and always!.

Hope you are doing great and looking forward to read your lines soon....
keep that great sense of humor and perspective of life...

All the best Corazón!

Anonymous said...

Umm... I put your blogging again on my xmas list! Peace!

The Amatuer Writer said...

Dear DB,

I am all 'dessert-drained', waiting for your new blog!...Please return and start writing with those beautiful words of yours...And I sincerely hope you are doing ok too...Missing your work and YOU too!

Stay well and strong, dear DB.

xoxo ;)

j.f said...

any chance you'll be popping back into your little cozy corner of the blogosphere...one can only hope. anyway, merry christmas :p

Anonymous said...

Commenting here because this is still my favorite post. Really hope you'll write a novel one day, or a collection of short stories, or whatever. Just keep writing - you are GOOD.

But apart from that, you also seem like a wonderful person, the "one in a million" kind. Hope life treats you kind.

ps. sorry if u get this twice

XX,
Sherlock