In the beginning congealed out of Nothingness Becoming gathered itself together and grew into a Cosmic Egg. Half silver and gold, half shit and dust. The later was Heaven, the former, the late great planet Earth (though some held it to be the other way around). For countless ages the Egg of the World sat on the mantle over the decorative electric fireplace (complete with simulated chimney flue) of the Hendricks family of Wheaton, Illinois. One day when Queeny Hendricks was weeding the garden she discovered a cat... or, as she liked to tell her neighbors, the cat discovered her. Falling under its spell, she let it follow her into the house. That very night, the cat leapt onto the mantelpiece and brushing against the Egg knocked it to the floor where it shattered on the artificial marble hearthstone below, scattering shards like stars--particles of Heaven and Earth rising into everlasting confusion.
Never fall under spell of Found Things.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Posted by Jacob Russell at 5/10/2009 03:36:00 PM