Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ode to Empty Boxes

Oh, moving boxes...why must you taunt me with your emptiness?

Are you that unfulfilled in life, oh empty moving boxes?  So void of purpose?

There you sit...hoping for a smidge of acknowledgement each day I enter the room, only to be disappointed when I do not even glance in your direction.

There you sit.  Patiently waiting to be carefully filled with the pack rat's DH's adored collection of dozens of the same copy of newspaper, his beloved anthology of long forgotten computer parts and random wires and the ratty college t-shirt compilation that still lingers with the sweet acrid stench of fraternity basements and all-nighters.

With Grandma's creepy painting of an owl that always frightened me as a child and kind of still does.

With the pencil drawing of Jesus holding a lamb.  Oh picture of Jesus holding a lamb, you always held a special place in the hall closet of our Jewish home once my husband figured out you were not just some guy holding a fluffy puppy. 

And other useful items I have acquired in these nearly 27 years of life.  You longed to be filled, oh poor barren moving boxes.

But I do not come.  I am content in my procrastination. You will have to wait until I am ready.

Don't be surprised if this is how I leave this world.


  1. I don't blame you ONE bit! I've always been bad a packing, even when I moved across the country (and back) I packed at the last minute. I wish you all the best when you do have to pack, you can do it!!!

  2. So exciting to move but there is so much to do. You'll get it all done, I'm sure. BTW, thanks for stopping by on my SITS day and for the kind words.

  3. Love the name of your blog! good luck avoiding the procrastination.

  4. Thanks Small Burst and Hannah.

    I am still waiting on someone to come over and pack for me...no takers? Okay...

  5. I think I'm one of the rare ones that actually doesn't mind packing boxes. I like seeing everything going away into neat little square boxes, rather then messing up all over my house. Good luck with your move! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting!

  6. Ah, moving. It's so tough. Once I moved across the street and it was even harder. Love your blog.

  7. omigosh! I didn't know you had a blog! I am soooo excited to have a new blog to add to my list of things to read at work, when I should be working. I am promising you right now, that we will be in Atlanta soon to visit. I really want to see ya'll before you leave. Also I am promising that I will bring your best friend for a visit next summer!

  8. Happy to provide you with some reading material Leigh Ann and you BETTER come to Israel and bring ol' klutzy with you!

  9. Been there. I hate hate hate moving and I hope to NEVER have to do it again. Good luck!