Day 65 – stuff

Thursday, November 4, 2010
Day 65
12:01 am


I never realized until talking with a friend, who receives just a few delicate,
meaningful gifts each year in her stocking, how some

do get gifts at Christmas that actually fit inside of a stocking, and no more,
not big paper bags full of individually wrapped tissue

and toilet paper, mini multi-colored screwdriver sets, tooth paste, tooth
brushes, Tic Tacs, red licorice and big boxes of

Cheezits, and though it may sound uneventfully practical, that I no longer
get to argue with my dad about predictable my stocking

stuffer bag makes me want to get my own bag together the way he did,
from way before anyone was even thinking

about the holidays, dropping into sales at drugstores and wrapping little
sweet nothings along the way, now of course hoping

to find all those things I threw away, the silly green plastic car visor or
the kidney shaped portable urinal we all had a laugh with



About traciakemi

traci akemi kato-kiriyama - inter/multi-disciplinary theatre/performance artist, arts educator, cultural worker, community organizer. Tuesday Night Project; theatre, performance, writing, and teaching projects with many organizations and artists including: zero 3; Edge of The World for Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia and the National Asian American Theatre Festival in New York; "PULL" with Kennedy Kabasares in San Francisco; Nobuko Miyamoto and Great Leap Collaboratory I; TeAda; NCRR; Oymun's 11. Playwright for "Chasing Dad - a performance of a reading about a play i'm writing" presented by Inside the Ford for the Ford's Summer Playwright series. View all posts by traciakemi

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