It’s As If You Never Left. Chapter 59

(“Boop-Oopa-Doop! I thought I heard my name…”) April suddenly appeared as ‘Betty,’ the beautiful Amazon Macaw.

(“Hello Betty! Hello April!”) everyone chimed in silent unison.

(“From this point on, you can pretty much call me anytime. Sobe, Sharma, and I are ‘embezzlers of time and space’ and since Planck Time is so rapid, we can come and go so fast that it’s like we never left, in either place. One foot in the Quantum, and the other one anywhere we’re inclined to go.”)

(“Even before I crossed over, it was my nature to either come to the aid of, or provide shelter, food, and support for my friends almost without regard for my convenience, so this next ‘Bardo’ for me was a natural transition.”)

(“Boop-Oopa-Doop!…see yez in the funny papers, kiddos…or as they say in Japan: ‘Sayonara Zetsubu Sensei,’, or Good-bye Master(s) of Despair”) With that, she spread her wings as she bowed, a sweeping motion with her left wing as she raised her right wing, to pantomime snapping fingers (that she did not in this form possess) before disappearing in a flash of light.

(“I do like Betty. Has she changed much since she ‘crossed over?’…I mean other than the fact that she can change from a parrot to Betty Boop, to April Tremski and appear or disappear in an instant…(Rebel found herself chuckling.) ”I mean, her personality…like unique quirks that you would recognize in any human or animal form?”)

When Rebecca allowed herself the indulgence of either deeper expressions of philosophical thought or her observations, rather than rush her words out of self-conscious nervousness, she protracted her already languid pace even further, as if enjoying the sensation of hearing the sound of her own wordsprompted her to perform her attestations for her audience, knowing full well that her sultry drawl created tension in the anticipation of her message, inviting you to ride the sounds without regard for your impatience, thereby reinforcing present moment awareness…right here, right now; just this, only this. 

(“Yes, in fact it was very unnerving to watch her transform, but truthfully, I believed, because of the realism in mimicry of the subtlest resemblances so esoteric as to be undoubtedly authentic, I felt it deep in my gut, and in my heart. It had to be her.”)

It was difficult for Elliott to experience this new manifestation of April without becoming overwhelmed by emotion. He experienced most of his greatest artistic successes collaborating with her, as well as his deepest shame and regrets.



Chazz Vincent

copyright  ©  March 11th, 2021  

Fish swim with the tides, in and out of the lagoon as it empties itself, receives from, and flows back into the sea.


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