Monday, May 30, 2011
I was a child again, my sister and I were playing in the living room, my parents were close by and it was a winter's evening. We had gotten a new pet, a miniature koala bear with a bird's razor snout.
As we played with the strange animal, it began to bite us, pinching our skin. It really hurt! We lost it for a moment, then I felt a sharp pinch on my back side, it was in my pocket!
Upset and in pain, my mother suggested I put the animal to death. When I asked how, she said, "Just put it in the freezer."
I wrapped the little biter in kleenex, inside a tupperware container, added a small amount of water and sealed the cover.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
After I changed into new clothes, I went out on the town to find my friends. At night, I was floating in an urban setting laced with natural elements, like a university campus.
I found Matt Ross and Jen O'Reilly seated on a giant volcanic rock near the park. We spoke about old times and I projected film captures taken of them years before, at the exact same spot. Michelle Hishmeh joined us, and we all laid on the rock amongst the tress in the night. Michelle hauled out the biggest joint so we began to toke and pass.
There must have been a festival happening in the woods, people began to emerge. A police cruiser came along down the road, Michelle told me to hide the weed, and so calmly I shoved the huge doobie into the pocket of my mint coloured jeans.
Later, friends had vanished and I was alone downtown, but happy. I was going to meet Brent Dawes and always looked forward to that. The festival was getting bigger, the entire city seemed to be having a party. I looked up to the CN tower and the face of the moon had replaced it's head, glowing orange in the night like a Chinese lantern.
The jovial nature of the people began to turn quiet. Their attention was drawn to the sky, where the stars were slowly disappearing into the blackness of the night. I watched with everyone else, as more stars began to explode like fireworks and then disappear into nothing.
The city quickly fell into lockdown, people scrambling everywhere, road blocks appeared as all grew silent and dark.
I knew the end was coming, I had to get home.
Out of fear I awoke. When I opened my eyes and looked out the window, there was an orange moon glowing in the starless night sky.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I ate lunch with Gabrielle Arthurs in the basement. Her dad was elected and had moved to Ottawa to a place called Saint-Contradiction, but you had to say it in a french accent. We ate turkey sandwiches.
Later, I was a cat with a furry white tummy and white paws. I walked around on the forest floor but was uncomfortable because I was getting wet.
By the end I was in a playground at night with a few people, my partner was Dawn Saville and we were to analyse the new slide. A ladder leading to the top was tricky, made of thick black rope requiring a lot of upper body strength to climb. Dawn got to the top first, with ease. I on the other hand, kept forgetting things at the bottom and had to make several trips up and down the latter. When I got to the top again, I dropped my phone. Going to climb down, Dawn said to me, "Why don't you just slide?"