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Paper Moon on a Cardboard Sky

October 8, 2009

NPR’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” was crooning into my ear and Mo Rocco’s mock nostalgia had an unexpected effect as I was walking down our neighborhood one night. “It’s all a paper moon on a cardboard sky.”

It springed to mind large cardboard stands behind the buildings I was passing that could simply be collapsed and folded up. I imagined a 100 strings falling from the sky yanking up all the people walking, talking, fighting and laughing around me. What if the moon could be unclipped and the stars plucked and swept away? What if the sky and the hard earth could be rolled up and stored away in blue and brown coloured canisters? What if it was possible to tilt the oceans and rivers into a jug to re-use for later?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. malupocha permalink
    October 9, 2009 7:31 pm

    i like this. I’d be sad though if everything is folded up. i guess that’s what happens when you die, you storybook is closed up and archived!

  2. October 10, 2009 11:42 am

    That’s an pixel animation movie waiting to happen. 3 minutes starring Will Smith for voice-over.

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