Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

SAPLING

I have not written in quite some time, weeks...2 or 3. This is due to the fact that I am trying to grow up and take myself seriously and work on something meaningful, thusly, I'm attempting to write a book. Yes you read it right, a damn book. I'm actually enjoying it more than I thought I would. The only real problemo I've run into is that I usually try to tell stories as fast as possible, it's just part of my personality. This usually results in moments of silence while I try to regroup my thoughts and present a well constructed retelling. So some of my moments in the writings feel a bit short and I don't know how to lengthen them. However, I got a lot of ideas and they're all gonna be in there. It's not too far along yet, but here is a morsel.

My awakening lasts from the time I begin the walk to the gymnasium to the time I enter the gymnasium and see almost everyone in my graduating class country line dancing. Some have changed into their bolo ties and cowboys hats, giving us a taste of their weekend lives. Some, sitting off to the side, are wearing traditional Indian turquoise jewelry. I can’t help but wonder if these cowboys have once again forced their Native brethren to concede their land. This reunion has become part reservation…all square dance, no rain dance. Our peaceful gathering, now merely a microcosm of Manifest Destiny, westward to hell.

Thursday, March 5, 2009