Saturday, June 19, 2010

shadow puppets

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it was called 'the monster and the miracle sun'. the story went as follows: there was a sun that was miraculous, because it was not made of fire, and it did not burn, yet it gave light and love to the entire world. and on the sun lived a princess, not any princess, a sun princess, who frolicked and played all day in the light and love of the sun. then one day, a dolphin swimming below in the ocean caught sight of the miracle sun and decided he wanted to get up there. so he jumped as high as he could out of the waves, and of course missed twice, but the third time... the third time he ended up on the sun, where he met the princess, and they were delighted with each other, and became friends and went on to frolick all day together in the light and love of the sun. but then... a monster appeared, and it was a very very evil monster, and the monster was evil because he was very sad, because his love (another monster) had left him, and he was so sad, and so loveless, that he wanted everyone to be unhappy, just so he wouldn't feel so lonely. and he was thinking of how he could make as many people unhappy as possible, and then he looked up, and saw the miracle sun, and decided that he would extinguish it. but of course, being a monster and not a dolphin, he didn't know how to get up to the sun, so he had to build a rocket, and he flew in his rocket up to the sun, but the princess and the dolphin fought like lions (or rather like a princess and a dolphin with some knowledge of martial arts) and they managed to throw the monster, with rocket and all, into the ocean, where he drowned.

the end.

(the monster's name is Gollum, and before he came out on paper, he was sitting in my belly, with one claw around my throat, and one around my heart. theatre as a form of exorcism)

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