From Holidays

“Blurtso considers more than usual”

blurtso4467

There sure are a lot of ads during the holiday season, said Blurtso. Yes, said Harlan, even more than usual. You wouldn’t think it was possible, said Blurtso, for the advertisers to make people even greedier.

“Pablo sings Saint Patrick”

blurtso3094

I know where I’m going

Johnny I hardly knew ye

 

“Blurtso considers the importance of Valentine’s Day”

blurtso1907

Today is Valentine’s Day… I suppose a lot of couples are celebrating, and a lot of singles are not. Some have been reminded of how fortunate they are, and others how unfortunate. But most importantly of all, the stores have sold truckloads of candy.

“Blurtso enjoys things that fall”

blurtso1906

There goes another snowflake, said Blurtso. I like to watch things that fall—leaves, feathers, snowflakes—things just a little heavier than air. There’s something relaxing in watching them let go, something soothing in their acceptance and lack of direction, their trust in the cycle… of soil and stars.

“The snow is melting”

blurtso3083

Two years ago tonight, said Blurtso, you and Bonny met.
Yes, said Pablo, and I wrote a song about it:

“Bonny and Pablo go for a walk”

blurtso2072

That was a nice walk, said Pablo, what should we do now?
Let’s go home, said Bonny, and play Sudoku.

blurtso2076

That’s 127 for Ditto, 96 for me, and 16 for Pablo.