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Hey There

The idea behind it was simple:

they would be able to remember everything they said and did and saw. 

They would walk around the room and their feet would record everything.

They would say "I love you" and "hello" and "the trees are very green today"

and there would be a perfect record of this on the floor. 

They would see small movements a big movements alike

and the floor would eventually become very complicated

what with all the "yoo-hoos" and "hi theres" and "hey babys" criss-crossing all over it

and then the floor would start saying things like

"you’ve got nice, pert eggs" and "I want a piece of your orange juice in my mouth" and "keep touching my worry with your hair."

And then, of course, it would became very important for them to go outside.

Outside would be a larger and more obscure place

and it would be possible to record things on the pavement

like "You are a bright, orange stop sign, but I am wearing my hat," and

"My head spins in the night when you bounce through it with your television plugged into your dress" and

"In this weather, there are two kinds of honey: the kind you touch with your foot, and the kind that doesn’t fly away when you blow on it."

But this, of course, would not be the ultimate goal.  The ultimate goal would not be to say things like

"I am not sure if we can ride our bikes in store," or

"If you dump all your spices onto me right now, I may not run away with your fur coat on."  

It would rather be to say things more simply, 

or to say difficult things in the plainest way possible,

or to say the plainest things and to say them often.

Or perhaps it would be not to say anything at all,

to not really need to say anything at all.   In any case,

it would be hard to really remember

what the original idea had been.

Posted 01/04/10
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