Monday, May 14, 2007

Sometimes You Have To Flush it Yourself

So Puff has been writing her "memoirs" for her creative writing class at school. I think it's so interesting the things we remember about our lives. Probably a good reason to keep a journal, so you remember the stuff that is really important, as well as the stuff like THIS! Here's the beginning paragraph of her memoir:

When I was almost 4 years old I went to Disney World for the first time. It was a magical place. A place where cartoons were alive, everyone was happy, and the toilets flushed all by themselves. To most kids that go to Disney world the rides are their favorite thing. But they weren’t mine. Don’t get me wrong, the rides were fun and everything, but for me the main attraction in Disney world were the magical flushing toilets. When I was 4, these things were amazing! I would walk into the bathroom, sit down, and sing "it’s a small world" for as long as my mom would let me. If you think I’m kidding ask anyone in my family. I'm not. I had never seen anything like this before! Here I was, in one of the most magical places in the world, a place were people from all over the world would come to visit, and all I wanted to do was sit on a toilet and sing. As I got older, I realized that the cartoon characters were really just people, sometimes the rides broke down, and most of the time, you have to flush the toilet all by yourself.

Anyway, I thought it was a cute metaphor for life.

1 comment:

Linda Runyan said...

I love, love, love it. Linda