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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Zoey's bubble zone

Zoey is one of the few people in the world who is lucky enough to make a living writing limericks. Recently, as the world collapses around us, there has been quite a demand for her limericks, especially since some of the other limerick writers have been forced to close up shop and get jobs at the local BK or pancake house. So for all the wrong reasons, Zoey's business has picked up quite a bit.

Sometimes Zoey's a little too busy. She gets overwhelmed by her growing list of jobs, and they're not the sort of things one can rush through. The only way she can truly become one with her work is to find a way not to think about all those other unfinished tasks on her list ... to abandon all of those worries so that she can be here in this moment ... writing the only limerick that really matters.

When she has trouble arriving at that peaceful place, she imagines herself inside a lava lamp where it's comfortingly warm and little bubbles of color are floating all around her silently. Then she can create something truly meaningful and special. Zoey's a limerick writer in a lava lamp.

Now she is in the parking lot of Southport Shopping Center in 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale. There's a big white recycling bin in the corner of the lot, near the closed down Texaco, and in the back of that bin down low, is a little hiding nook. She's down there right now, in her little creativity zone, working on a limerick. If we get an update from her, maybe we'll post her limerick here later.

5 Comments:

At 7:08 AM, Blogger Doug998 said...

Dear Zoey, gross monsters I'd trample,
Your 5-liner verse for to sample.
But before I set out
Those old monsters to clout,
You must send me a single example.

 
At 8:57 AM, Blogger Mary Tiler More said...

Doug998,
I have yet to hear from Zoey ... I suspect she's still down at the shopping center in that little nook working on her limerick. These things cannot be rushed. I'll tell her the competition is out there waiting. :)

 
At 1:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zoey was spotted by me...
Too low to the ground dontcha see...
I snatched her away, on a bright sunny day and brought her where the bubbles SHOULD be....

 
At 1:42 PM, Blogger Mary Tiler More said...

I am glad to hear Zoey has been rescued. Not that Zoey's the sort who needs rescuing. She's accustomed to surviving months in tiny nooks on nothing but lava lamp bubbles, but maybe that's not so good for her. ... Zoey's not accustomed to big wide open spaces, so mabe you could put her in a slightly larger nook, and then a little bigger one, and a bigger one ... kind of like the hermit crabs do with their shells. Characters who spend a lot of time in lava lamps must ease their way into things slowly. Thanks for sharing the rest of Zoey's story. Good luck with her ... and her limericks.

 
At 8:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zoey will NEVER be blue...
She'll always be thinking of you!
She's off to small places with brand new faces, maybe she'll try a canoe!!

 

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