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Today after bringing in the trash bin, I stayed outside for a bit. I thought I saw a four-leaf clover, so I stayed to look for it. Alas, it wasn't there. Thinking my gift for finding these elusive four-leaf clovers would kick in, I stayed there and attempted to find it.

Apparently it wasn't there in the first place, at least not in that batch. So I kept looking. I wandered over to another batch of clover and continued to look for that four-leaf clover. A few minutes later, Wendy [the next-door neighbour] walked outside and said hello to me. I said hello back. Around this time Mum stuck her head out the window and asked me what I was doing.

"I'm hunting for a four-leaf clover," I told her impertinently. "I thought I saw one."

"Oh, I thought you were talking to yourself or something," she said. I then explained that Wendy had just said hello to me, and I had just said hello in return. I returned to my clover-hunting as if nothing had happened. Adults are no fun.

I do talk to myself. It was practically how I entertained myself when I was a little kid. Sure, I played with dolls and with friends, just like most kids. However, when I didn't have any props (not that I'm implying that my friends are props or anything), most of my playtime involved elaboration on the world around me. I would create people as they appeared in my mind, and move these seemingly invisible people through their ever-elaborate worlds. For those of you who can't see it, it's actually my Thought of the Moment:

When I was younger, I would play pretend games. My imaginary friends were as real as I was, and I would direct them in their quests for identity. I guess I'm still like that now, only with life.

I'm sure you wanted to know that.

Now the adults are trying to take the fun out of my life, while I'm trying to cling to it. I'm sure that at some point in their past, the adults in their lives were trying to eliminate fun as well. Sigh. However, I'm determined to keep mine, even in the little things.


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May. 25th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC)
Adults usually take the fun out of things, with their realities, and stuffs like that. Curses.

Since it is Thursday night, and after work, guess what? BOOK LIST!

Neal Stephenson - Cryptonomicon
John Steinbeck - Grapes of Wrath
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 100 Years of Solitude
Martel - Life of Pi
Niffenegger - Time Traveller's Wife
David Liss - The Ethical Assassin
Robertson Davies - 5th Business
Robertson Davies - Manticore
Robertson Davies - World of Wonders (They're the Depford Trilogy)
Anthony Burgess - Clockwork Orange
Bret Easton Ellis - American Psycho (Wow, a real crazy sociopath)

Enjoy, darlin'

Epsilon greater than.
May. 26th, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)
Adults do try to take the fun out of things, even though they too were young once and had the same mindset. I just hope that I won't be the person taking the fun out of the lives of others. Sigh.

A few of these (2,3,4) have been on my reading list for awhile, but I haven't gotten around to reading them. You've done well, dear. Thank you, and I shall enjoy.

Epsilon greater than.
May. 26th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
I love Time Traveler's Wife. It was one of the best books I've read this school year. Niffenegger is a professor at my college and I got to hear her read from her novel in progress. I can't wait for that book to come out. And for my own suggestion: All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren. Its a great book, although I haven't finished reading it yet.
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