Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Zing

From Encyclopaedia of an Ordinary Life by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
Returning From Journey. We are back from France. I am here, yes, but there has not yet lost its hold on me. Baguettes and beaded ankle bracelets and light blue shutters don't yet feel six time zones and an ocean away. It would seem that the world should have changed in some way, as if to say, out of courtesy, We understand your journey was illuminating and significant, and because it affected you so, the universe, too, is making a slight but noticeable shift: Chairs will now have five legs, people will walk sideways, and rainbows will be seven percent larger and pinkish in colour. Alas, no welcome-home motorcades, no new shades of rain. But then again, is it not enough that I had the experience, and that the neighbour's dog has learned to fly?

2 comments:

sallyhasblog said...

This is so beautiful and familiar that I just went a bit funny...

chris.dadness said...

Of course. I mostly blogged it for the sake of the neighbour's dog but the whole "back from France" vibe would strike a chord with you after your travel experiences