Monday, October 19, 2009

For Monday

I wasn't going to post today, but then poor Monday would have to wait a whole week to be represented, and what if I didn't feel like it next week? A pattern of neglect could develop. So, this is for Monday, which gets no respect. Well, maybe back-handed respect from the Mamas and the Papas: Monday, Monday: can't trust that day. And the Boomtown Rats' "I Don't Like Mondays." The only sort of positive cultural connection that comes to mind is Monday Night Football, but that's like throwing Monday a bone. (If I were Monday, I'd feel that way.) There has to be a day-after-the-weekend. It's not Monday's fault that it's Monday, or that it sounds like "mundane" and isn't named after a god, let alone a Norse god, just the moon. Of course, there's the three-day weekend, when it's elevated to a kind of false Sunday, like a paper "king for a day." Monday would say, Keep your crown. Love me because I'm Monday, not because I'm not Monday. The normal Monday, the one people greet with a groan and talk behind: How was your weekend? Maybe Monday's Monday because Monday can take it. Tuesday would whine. Wednesday would act wounded. Thursday would pretend to be too proud to care. Friday wouldn't have a clue. Only Monday has the guts to be Monday.


  1. great 'for monday'. will compliments ruin you? and what is the purpose of these 'blog' comments anyway? it's great reading your essays. is it the purpose of the blog to comment on what the 'main guy' writes? don't know what is expected from a blogger. don't want to 'clog the blog' or 'flog the blog'. well, could like flogging if called for. you have just been too good so far. will be watching, waiting...(for Haloween). --bb

  2. Monday coming from "Moon" makes me think about how changeable the moon is. Do our weeks maybe go through phases as well, some starting out fat and some skinny? : )