Into The Light

The flashlight has gone missing.

This is irritating. It is not where last I left it.

Apparently, the thing has grown legs.

Or the winkers have made off with it.

Probably the latter.

This used to drive me mad. The missing flashlight.

These days, I just remember what Lew Welch said, in his poem “Difficulty Along The Way.”

Seeking Perfect Total Enlightenment
is looking for a flashlight
when all you need the flashlight for
is to find your flashlight

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6 Responses to “Into The Light”


  1. 1 Miep O'Brien November 14, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    This concept also applies to eyeglasses.

    • 2 bluenred November 15, 2012 at 12:48 am

      Yes. Exactly.

      • 3 Miep O'Brien November 16, 2012 at 11:55 pm

        I recently found my eyeglasses, which I had carefully left in a drawer so the cats would not move them around. I pinned a note on the wall to remind myself that the eyeglasses were in the drawer.

        Unfortunately, I could not read the note. Fortunately, I eventually remembered that the eyeglasses were in the drawer.

        Now, all I have to do is get in the habit of leaving the eyeglasses in the drawer and all will be well. Sure, I could buy new eyeglasses, but where would be the challenge in that?

        • 4 bluenred November 17, 2012 at 8:22 am

          What about one of those chain deals where the spectacles hang around your neck, when not on your nose? Then, when not on your body, you could hang them on a hook driven into the wall at a level too high for the cats.

  2. 5 nancy November 14, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Speaking of Parliament/Funkadelic,…

    Didn’t seem right to talk about them without laying down the groove, so here you go : )


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