Today is a day of serenity for me. I slept well off and on last night while on the sofa under a single sheet because the radiator heat has kicked in and I slept with two pillows under my weary head, listening to the local 24/7 all news station low on the radio as silent films on YouTube played on auto play on my laptop that sat on my workstation facing the sofa. I often sleep under these conditions and I often sleep well.
Today I got up before dawn and checked the stats of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette which this morning are 28,105 views and 7,753 visitors for this month and I worked on my Twitter account and then checked the news outlets on the Internet that I like to follow. After I publish this blog post I’ll do my deep breathing and flexibility and stretching exercises, take my shower and then there will be more surfing of the web and more silent films and talkies and music on YouTube and a walk around the block to come back to read fiction by Hemingway and Dick Francis and Tim Gautreaux all of which I checked out from the public library a few weeks ago and that I’ve renewed twice and no doubt I’ll listen to the radio some more as I relax on the sofa with two pillows under my weary head while watching more silent films. I’ve discovered the silent star Janet Gaynor and the work of silent film director F. W. Murnau. My entire day will be like this.
But around 10:30 a.m. tomorrow I’ll be at Armand’s in Little Italy for my first cold beer in the month of November. You know you can’t beat that with a stick!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. All photos used for this blog post were sampled from Egoallstars.
Hail to Pitt!
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