We have these things called Jump Starts where we have to answer a question on the board. The past week we've been doing these things where we pull a card out of a baggie and it gives us a sstory start like. "Write a tall tale about an exersize machine that is sleepy." We did that one and I wrote one about an exresize machine named Crispen who was guarding the storage closet where the monster Caligosto lived. and Fred the bowflex machine strangled Crispen the sleepy tredmill one day. It was hilarous.
"A few times in my life I've had moments of absolute clarity. When for a few brief seconds, the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh. I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I've lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be."