...to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. -H D Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -
T. S. Eliot

21.10.11















They peered into the cryptic question and gazed on the round table of post cards trapped between glass and masonite. Someone belched. A wooden chair creaked.

The brave one gave it a meek try,
“The answer can only be; Wonder.”

 A complexion of 'eureka' and 'I wish I’d said that' scurried around the table till it hit the final player on his left side. He didn’t budge his poker face.

 He remained stone for the rest to figure on whether he was seriously thinking, seriously numb, or just seriously miles away. They each gave up the read, breathed again, heads turning back toward private thought.

It was then he spoke out of turn, not knowing whose it was.

"It’s simply the Tenth Daughter. The stepchild that makes us think of something kind-of-like, sorta-to, or quite-near. Kind-of-like talking up sacred geometry. Speak that to a client and they'll eat that BS up real fast. Sorta-to like suffering through the present situation to have an enlightenment of it later.
And kind-of-like listening to a genius stutter."

The table commenced synchronized nodding and from up above it looked as though they were rehearsing for a Busby Berkeley Esther Williams swimming moment.


9 comments:

  1. You have a very interesting mind! Works for me

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  2. I just wrote you a brilliant and well thought out praising that would maky you blush for a week, and the computer lost it. I love you. You write beautiful pictures that keep me tethered.
    L

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  3. I don't see the muse, but I still like it a lot. The 'answer,' though, is 42.

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  4. Quite-near the intent, sorta-to the point, and kind-of-like an in-joke.

    Heheheh.

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  5. ha. that's a great last line. it's all good

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  6. I want a dress like in an old Busby Berkley musical. I love the magic feel of your words, Cuz Jayne. :D
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  7. Should read:
    www.lisananetteallender.blogspot.com

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