July 19, 2004

Desert Island Dreaming

"Accordions. Why'd it have to be accordions?"

FINALLY, AFTER DAYS AND NIGHTS OF UNREMITTING INSOMNIA, I fall into a deep sleep on this lazy summer afternoon in Laguna Beach. And, as I drowse, I dream.

I dream of that far-off desert island perfumed by the sweet spice of trade winds, laved by warm waves rolling gently in across the reef. I dream of being worshipped and admired by a simple native people luminous in their natural beauty. In their tender care I am bereft of the anxieties and ambitions of the wider world for they are a people that lives in close association with the natural world neither taking more than they need nor needing more than they take. All about me their brown shining bodies dance gracefully to the distant lilt of mellow drums while, to the side, a feast of fish and fruit is laid on the clean white sands.

And then, from somewhere very far off, my dream is disturbed by the increasing wheeze of an accordion and it comes closer and closer and closer and then.... I open my eyes and find I am not on the island nor in Laguna Beach, but fully immersed in: THE HORROR! THE HORROR!

Posted by Vanderleun at July 19, 2004 6:44 PM
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Do not taunt Accordion Guy (who's pictured in that link): that accordion preserved his "anal sovereignty" - http://accordionguy.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2002/5/13/70753.html, among other things. He's a funny guy, to boot - http://accordionguy.blogware.com/blog/BestOf

Posted by: Ben at July 20, 2004 4:47 PM