This Wishing Well

Well I’m standing here in the big cornfield • Oh the reaper’s coming and I’m bound to yield • It’ll cut me down like a wind from hell • And all I want is just one more drink from this wishing well

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5000 Rooms – Chapter 1 – Part 1

Sun yellow, green grass, sky blue, white cloud, stars uncovered, head clear, life strong and at its beginning. Flat plain, pathless, undisturbed by time and weather. Slow turning of mother and father, gentle dance, untrained eye. She accepted her birth, her presence here in the world and so accepted the change that must come. Send me off with a kiss, she thought. She liked kisses.

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The Bliss of Normal

When I watch movies and TV shows now, my reaction is more often than not, “Thank god I don’t have to deal with that!” When I go to work at my office, no one is trying to kill me because I know too much. When I come home in the evening, I have no terrible secret to hide from my loving husband. And he is exactly what he seems to be.

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The Well Of Heaven

Here with the angels and the dragon looking into me is just enough so I can see my head is full of scales here by the well • The well of heaven

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Prelude

Am I already singing? Is that my voice or hers? My image in the mirror looks the same, pleasantly unglamorous, growing slowly older. Except that now there is gold dust on my lips. I smile. I can’t help it.

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The Sweet Spot

The trick is to find the sweet spot and stay there for the evening. This is the place where I am pleasantly buzzed. Still coherent enough to carry on a conversation (albeit in a slightly slurred fashion), still on track to remember everything I did when I wake up in the morning, and yet blissfully free of the many things I’m usually worried about as I go about my day.

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