© 2013 Paulissa Kipp, All rights reserved
This piece is a response to a journaling prompt. The prompt: Engage in a conversation with an organ of your body. What would you ask it? What would that organ have to tell you?
I chose my brain since it is sooooooo noisy some days. The result is a humorous, yet accurate depiction of life inside my mind. Yes, I really DO think in song lyrics.
Brain: Ob-la-di, ob-la-da life goes on brah La la how the life goes on Ob-la-di, ob-la-da life goes on brah La la how the life goes on
Me: Life goes on and we learn. Why must you ALWAYS think in song lyrics?
Brain: My friend, I think in song and sonnet, harmony and melody, in Plato, Voltaire, Emerson, Thoreau and Shakespeare. I am tthe essence of personality. I create reality. As we think, so we are. “I just wannabe mad for awhileeeeee. . .”
Me: Mad? I’m not even angry! Have you lost your mind? Oh wait, , ,SHUT UP, ALREADY!
Brain: “Honey hush, you know you talk too much. You talk in the morning talk all damn day. . .so honey hush. . .
Money honey or honey hush. What are negligent torts? What IS that #!* noise? What is for dinner? Oh look! A wild turkey outside the window! Hmmm. . .too bad it isn’t Thankgiving.”
Me: Slow down! How do you expect me to concentrate?
Brain: “Slow down, you move too fast, you’ve got to make the morning last
Just kickin’ down the cobble-stones, lookin’ for fun and feelin’ groovy.”
Me: Move! You’re standing too close to me.
Brain: “Don’t stand, don’t stand, don’t stand so close to me. . .”
Me: Shut up and let me rest!
Brain: Somewhere Over the Rainbow. . .
Me: Now that’s more like it.
For a little extra fun, here are links to the songs above:
Obla di: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJhcGepfG04
I Just Wanna Be Mad : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYjO-L48ZQQ
Feeling Groovy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJBhdKrwTOc
Don’t Stand So Close to Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNIZofPB8ZM
Honey Hush: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lg9VPEQQ60
Money Honey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8oNHMNCSjQ
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccCnL8hArW8