Saturday, March 7, 2009
All This Buttoning And Unbuttoning
Those were the words left in a suicide note by an English aristocrat in the 18th century. I used to think he had managed to sum up the futility of being human as well as anyone. Now I think he may have lived in Oregon and was speaking literally. All this buttoning and unbuttoning indeed. I'd be afraid to put a clock to the time I spend putting clothes on and taking them off. Layer upon layer upon layer every time I go outside and return. I'm sure I must have done this growing up in New England, then living in Colorado, London and upstate New York but after living in Los Angeles for 30 years I got used to my jeans being the only things I had to button and unbutton. Well I'm off to dinner. Hmmm.