Wednesday April 12th 2017Tim
Roofing and roofs
are a plot to drive a person toward selling his soul to
the devil. Not a religious person in the traditional
sense but I am beginning "to believe that evil exists."
And roofs are a sure sign. They are a gateway to the
kind of psychosis that makes a person want to become
something like a President of the United States, or a
fatwa issuing Mullah. All of it starts with roofs, next
thing you're knocking off the heads of Bunny Rabbits and
soon enough you're dropping bombs on children just
because you feel like it.
Nor does it really help if
the roofer is uneasy around a roof that requires anything
like a ladder to reach. The other area in the course of
daily life, I begin to realize, that also suggests "that
evil exists" is the temptation to look for reasons to avoid
any task, like roofing, that requires a ladder. Yes indeed,
it's a slippery slope, too cold, too hot, the sun's shining,
pollen, there's a breeze from the north, north west, nesting
Wren, it'll disturb the Cat. Either way roofing has
commenced, and some of us are feeling pretty damned heroic,
yet another slippery slope.