5.11.05

When I was a kid, I used to hang out in the bathroom for many many minutes longer than was neccesary in order to escape dishes, people, or just plain ordinary. I'd sit there, doing nothing in particular, staring at the tile in front of me abso-positively CONVINCED that if I Stared At The Wall for long enough I would discover the hidden "catch" - the Doorway to Worlds Unknown (it was usually a combination of top-secret maneuvers and mind powers, none of which I'll reveal at this time).

Today my efforts payed off.

View this wall, if you please.
Looks ordinary, no? Yes, I thought so myself every time I passed by it (which was often). THIS morning, however, something caught my eye:
Ever a sucker for a exploration, I pry further and discover a hidden passageway (how exciting, I think I may have wet myself)...

I clamber up and then, on hands and knees sneak my way through, around and over. What will I find? Harpies and succubi, beholders and nymphs, sirens or King Kong?
I am merely the messenger but I was not disappointed.
Heck no!

I wriggled, pryed, grasped and squeezed but at last I came to the pulsating heart. It was revealed to me in all it's splendor. And I don't mind saying, it made me catch my breath...just a tad, mind you. I don't want to seem green.

You wanna know what Jonah felt? I give you The Inside of the Whale:

Amongst the beams and organs I stumbled upon creatures the likes of which I've never before...behelden?
Take this character for example,

I don't know what it was, but I sure didn't want to cross it.
I had to swear an oath, a blood oath that I wouldn't reveal the deeper secets, nor the Meaning of Existence that I disovered in that place of wonder. I'd LIKE to, but....you understand.

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
--Albert Einstein

10 comments:

Amaranthine said...

I remain fascinated.
Did Einstein really say that?

Joe.

LoxyFady said...

You and Albert Einstein...two peas in a pod, I say.

Liz said...

i think it's the hair...

BarbarianDave said...

I see you finally noticed the secret compartment! I always wondered if maybe it was a doorway to Narnia (beats the pants off wheel of time!).

Chad said...

...the question is, how hardcore an adventurer are you?

Did you bring a snack incase the doorway lead on too long,a crude bludgeoning weapon shoved into your waistband?

Liz said...

I did Indeed bring a snack. Chocolate reeses pieces are an excellent adventurer food. but i am always unarmed. even, some would say, disarming. muahaha

and dave, don't disreSPECT. for sheezy

me said...

quite the experience....

anita said...

BUSTED!!!

your clever.

i like you.

but just the same...hands off the chocolate. (or at least cover your tracks next time. scattered candy wrappers can be incriminating)

Michelle Lavigne said...

We found all of those the day we arrived. But are you supposed to be showing those on-line? Hmm, so much for the "secret" compartments. You're a very entertaining writer.

BarbarianDave said...

Suddenly this post seems to be missing something.......