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Archive for February 17th, 2007

Cirque du Soleil

It was dinner with a show last night right at the kitchen table. Homemade chili and cornbread and Cirque du Soleil. I’ll explain. Halfway through dinner, as I took a little sip of merlot I saw a spot before my eyes. But as the spot came into focus it became the frenetic antics of a penny-sized spider, yo-yo-ing and kicking from side to side. The arachnid acrobat entertained us table-side for the rest of the meal. But the daring young man soon rapelled too close to the chili,  and I blew on him. It was like pushing the elevator “up” button.  Today he is nowhere to be seen, but will return to his lacy, unfinished house. And he’ll be safe. I have too much respect for anything that can build a house with his own spit. Don’t you?

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