i like working on markers with a baby that has an old person’s name. i’ll see the name “jasper” or “cornelius” and think that it’s for an old person, and then realize that both dates are from 2013 or something. i like to think in those situations that the baby was actually benjamin button,
so i worked from home the other day and i had my company’s catalog of stock tombstone designs with me. it is the basis of most of my work, and i remember when i first got it, i loved flipping though it and picking out which designs i liked and which granite colors i liked. i still love it. i find new stuff in it all the time.
i suggested to my boyfriend that he check it out and pick out his tombstone. he didn’t want to, though. he didn’t even really like that i was showing it to him. he didn’t really want to touch it.
that’s when it occurred to me that my job makes my boyfriend uncomfortable.