Ain't Misbehavin': a day where I have nowhere to be....
This is the first day in memory where I don't have to be anywhere. Since September, every weekday has started with radiation therapy, waking at 6:15 to be at the lab at 7:15, and "on the table" by 8.....
Saturdays are Torah study at 9, prayers at 10:30 (yes, atheists do pray...); Sundays it is catching up with people who need to be seen and doing chores that need to be done.
But today, Monday, is my first actual "day off" in a long time. A day without radiation, doctor appointments, acupuncture, lab test, school, tutoring, consulting, pick ups, drop offs, deliveries, whatever occupies our time.
It's tempting to "make a plan", arrange for a drink with a friend, check out a museum, set up an appointment, pay a bill or send out an invoice.
Today I will resist. Today is my day.
Today I'll drink coffee with heavy cream. Today I'll finish "Never a Dull Moment." Today I'll learn to play "St. James Infirmary" on the guitar; today I'll cook Thai shrimp curry, today I'll experiment with my new router, today I'll masturbate, today I'll walk my favorite route in Prospect Park. Today I'll treat myself to lunch.
Today I will abide.