May 8, 2010

One Hard Working Night Angel

If you're done on facebook, then I'm done watching my baseball team lose again in high definition. So let's meet at the sandwich shop and I can tell you your story.

And your story is as follows: There is no such thing as a woman in this world who is not a goddess. The trick is finding out what sort of goddess you are. You who prefer eating the vegetarian sandwich, you come from the large tribe of fairy goddesses of the woods, friends of the animals. You wore maple leaves as crowns and took farm men to the west as lovers whenever you so desired.

Don't believe me? Think I'm just trying to get in your pants?

I'm no farm man. We wouldn't last.

But I know you well enough to know that you genuflect in your sleep to the blue moon, and that means your secret lake is snow-covered in the summer. Your night angel is busy collecting hearts near the great butterfly tree. And your goofball spirit still enjoys licking candy and sunbathing in your castle's stain glass chamber.

In other words, same old story with you.

Here's a question for you to think about as well as the answer to the one rattling around in your head.

Why, oh why are we humans when we are really spirits?

And: My gift is x-ray vision. There is no such thing as imagination.

So that's your story, in a nutshell. You want the long version, with translations and Cliff Notes as to what I'm talking about, then you'll have to pick up the bill for the sandwiches.

13 comments:

Ed Pilolla said...

i did something here i want to do more of, and that is incorporate something said in the comments into a subsequent piece. a couple of posts ago, andrea parker said, 'oh why are we humans when we are really spirits?' i used that question to drive the meaning of this piece. and it was fun. so if you got something to say, mystical or non-mystical, lay it on me. as ross perot once said, i'm all ears.

Tori said...

Very clever, my dear! I like it and want to see more. :)

Xcrush said...

This one lost me.....darn...:(

ed said...

we don't like losing you. every day is a bit of a grind. but hopefully i'll have something soon you like.
:)

Xcrush said...

I will keep reading...it was more of a comment about my lack of ability sometimes...:)

ed said...

no, no, you're right. it's meandering and one can get lost becuz it's image-heavy without a roadmap. i totally value your honesty.

Alexandra Grabbe said...

We are really spirits. Oh, yea. And when my elderly mom was dying, about to pass on, spirits came to visit her. I couldn't see them, but she did. Now I'm a believer ...

Ed Pilolla said...
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ed said...

thanks for reading, alexandra. i know what you mean. my father was speaking with ancestors before he passed. he was really engaged. something profound was going on. and the exchanges seemed to give him peace for his passing.

Natasha Rogue said...

I liked this, and I love the images you posted with it. The idea that one doesn't have to 'keep' another to value them speaks out in a lot of your work--unless i've got it all wrong. Either way, the first part was very real. You turn off your facebook and I'll turn off my game. Maybe because I'm a girl who relates well to guys, I really get that. It takes two to connect. Woman often assume it's the guy that needs to make the effort.

Ed Pilolla said...

i love the images too. there's gonna be more of 'em cause i love 'em. they make me write better, like how you wrote that music makes you a better writer. you get me. i don't own anyone. don't have anyone. even when i'm with someone, it's with. i'm attempting to bring that out.

Alexandra Grabbe said...

Ed, interesting about your dad. Hope I get to see ancestors as well! I have a manuscript on the subject, got an agent, but she could not get me a book deal. Isn't that silly? The subject of end-of-life is off-limits. I've heard there's a new novel that won an award on the subject though, from a tiny publisher. It's called Tinkers. I 'm getting a copy and will report on it in a future blog post.

Yes, "something really profound was going on."

Ed Pilolla said...

i should have said so days ago (as if anyone pays attention here:), but i cut a paragraph in the middle and really fleshed out the beginning and end to make this functon better. i don't mind making the reader lost, so long as the reader is clearly lost and not for a long time at all.