Monday, February 13, 2006

Gorilla Enclosure

I've met several of my kind now and we've exchanged opinions, on the whole they aren't good, quite a few of us are a little disappointed. We never congregate for long, for some reason we don't feel the need. We talk for a while and then move on.

The world seems dimmer somehow, as if the light has been filtered, everything is pastel, washed out, the reds and blues pale and used, like old paint left too long in the sun. The trees look dusty and the sounds are muted. Even the sun isn't as bright as it used to be.

Animals shy away from me, cats give me a wide berth and dogs bark at me until I leave their sensory range. Oddly, cows don't notice me at all, which confirms what I always knew, cows are stupid. I drift around with no aim, observing but not interacting, seeking something, but I'm not sure what.

I saw something today, in the distance and for the first time in I don't know how long, I felt interest rather than the indifference that has been my constant companion. The sun seemed to regain its brightness for a minute or two, so I've decided to investigate. It was strange because it only seemed to shine brightly in one place, even though the sky was clear.

I wended my way to where I thought I had seen the bright place, ignoring the traffic and people all around me, not really hurrying but with a sense of purpose. I found my way to the general area of where I thought I had spotted it and gaped in amazement. The world was alive here, bright and clean and full of sound. I spotted several of my kind, including a few I had spoken to and they were all grinning from ear to ear, we had found what we were looking for.

No one told me that the door to the afterlife was in the gorilla enclosure of London Zoo!!!!!


Blogger lime said...

LOL!!! shez, you are brilliant! such wry wit.

3:04 PM  

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