Friday, January 05, 2007

many thanks to Gaiman and Cauro'n

A LITTLE STORY BASED ON A DREAM

"Red Sky at Morning"

It's day million of the Iraq war and the skies are getting warmer.
Al Gore stands behind a counter serving up organic meals.
Artichoke dip 50 cents
Hummus 50 cents
There is a line. Cauro'n, del Toro, and Neil Gaiman are part of it.
"What is art? Why is it becoming so religious/political?"
"Why does art hurt so much?"
"It tells the truth."
"It makes you think."
"About how messed up our world is."
Gabe walks in.
"Fly butterfly fly! Before they drag you to Gitmo fly away high away..."
"You deserve Gitmo!" screams a Republican. A nervous Democrat says
"We must be bipartisan."
Something Orwellian about that word.
The Greens and Libertarians line up for veggie burgers but are
too disorganized.
The Democrats and Republicans complain there is no meat and therefore
not enough to feed everyone so something must be cloned.

Sorry. Going through a midlife crisis on art vs. politics. Maybe I can find something that combines the two like journalism, film, travel writing...
I can't wait till "Pan's Labyrinth"! Both "Dream Girls" and "Children
of Men" made me cry.

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