Saturday, February 25, 2012

My Security Blanket

Since we're in Dubai, this is the first time I'm home alone. Thomas left on Wednesday, off to Thailand with a bunch of 8th graders for Week Without Walls. Yes, those lucky little kids get to spend a week somewhere really cool in the world to learn about community service and cooperation, putting their effort in a project that will benefit less privileged kids.
So, right now Thomas is probably sleeping dreaming about the elephant nursing he did today and petting that tiger in Chiang Mai yesterday (that must be so cool!).
In the meantime, I'm about to go to bed looking for one of his T-shirts to place next to my nose on the pillow. Gross? Maybe, since the T-shirt I picked is definitely an used work outfit, but I need a comforting presence tonight. Yes, I do miss him very much. But tonight I have an extra excuse!

First time to the cinema in Dubai with some friends. Lee (PE teacher at ASD and my super star Boot Camp instructor) picks the movie. She tells me the title, but I don't even check what it is. "The movie doesn't matter, I just want to hang out". At least that's what I thought.
Turns out that tonight choice was "The Devil Inside". I will not give a review of the film, as I'm trying really hard to keep those images faaaaaar from re-visualizing in my head. I will just say that it's about exorcism and that I've always proudly managed to avoid watching "The Exorcist" in all these years.
It was scary and intense and now...I hate the fact that I'm home, ALONE! :(
Amore, where are youuuu!?!
I don't think I've ever had a stuffed animal I needed to sleep with or a Linus security blanket when I was 5. But now, at the age of 28 I'm looking for a reassuring smell to keep the bad thoughts away.
I'll let you know how it goes, but I'm pretty sure Thomas' T-shirt will do the job! Good Night! :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ganbatte! :)