There will be no pictures in this post. There in no joy in Mudville. Mighty Casey has struck out. In fact he didn't get to the plate. They called his name but he wasn't there.
He'd come up with an excuse, if he could, but there are none.
Casey might say he'd been captured by Gypsies. Or he might mention the creek that was washed out and how he had to swim down stream to save those kids. He thought about saying he interrupted an armed robbery at the Quick Trip and was shot. He wondered if anyone could really believe the truth. He just miscalculated the time and missed his run. He left the trial field after the first 21 runs which took four hours. He planned to be back in three and came in two and a half. He did not plan that there would be lots of dq's. When he got back they were closing the ball park.
Is he embarrassed? You bet. Ashamed? You bet. He didn't strike out, he never got to the plate.
So this is the last post in the "Most excellent adventures of Bob and Belle". All in all done. All over. Kaput.
I've decided not to harm myself. People still need me in their lives. I still have some worth, some where, some how. I'm thinking next time I'll get a clerk, you know, someone to watch over me. Or perhaps next time, a strong rope. I'll tie myself to the fence and not loose it till time to run.
I'm thinking between the kidding and the "what were you thinking" I'll be hearing in the coming weeks I'll suffer enough. I have inventoried my life. My wife still loves me. My dog thinks I'm fine. My kids are healthy and good men.,
And most importantly, I still have my looks.
The real question if what do I do next. The universe doesn't care about my travails. But, I do! I'm thinking this is not a sign. It has no meaning. It's an event not a pronouncement. My job is to journey on. Greet the next day. The Sun'll come up tomorrow and all that kinda crap.
Listen my peeps. You mean a lot to me. I like telling you this stuff. Even sharing this "ugly thing" with you eases my pain. Thanks. I'm thinking I want to keep you in the loop. Mighty Casey has a life. He just might be telling you more about it next time.