I haven’t seen Lizzy since she was limping across the lawn. And that was two months ago. I wonder what happened to her? I wonder if she quit school, or graduated, or if she was only a tourist who was on campus for a week, and then went home? I suppose she’s out there somewhere. I wonder what she’s doing right now? I wonder if her hoof has healed? It’s hard enough to limp around when the weather is nice, but it’s worse in the snow. I wonder if she’s alone, or with someone special? Wherever she is, I hope she’s happy… and her hoof has healed.
Author: Alan Davison
Alan Davison is a professor of literature and language at Westminster College in Salt Lake City.
“Blurtso forgets his mittens”
Off I go! said Blurtso, streaking out the door. Places to go, things to do, I’d better pick up the pace, I’m late, late, late!
Hey, why are my hoofs so cold? Oh no, I forgot my mittens! I guess it’s back I go. Up the walk, through the door, grab my mittens, go, go, go. Ahhhh, that’s better, said Blurtso. That’s more like it. Snug and soft, happy on the hoof. Now, what was I doing? Where was I rushing to?
“Blurtso and Pablo go dashing through the snow”
“Blurtso and Harlan exchange gifts”
“Blurtso envies Rudolph”
“Blurtso has a little trouble with the lights”
“Blurtso dreams of a White Christmas”
“Blurtso has an eventful flight”
I’m sorry, said the flight attendant, passengers are allowed only one carry-on trombone.
I’m sorry, said Blurtso, my ticket doesn’t have a seat number. It’s open seating, said the attendant. Open seating? said Blurtso. Yes, said the attendant, you can sit anywhere you like…
Excuse me, said the attendant, but you may have to check that… Hello, this is your captain speaking. It looks like we’re going to be delayed a few hours on the tarmac…
It’s a zoo in here!
I’m sorry, said the attendant, no electrical devices during takeoff.
Would you like something to drink? said the attendant. No thank you, said Blurtso, but I would like something to read. We have a variety of newspapers, said the attendant. Do you have the Farmer’s Almanac? said Blurtso.
Yes, said the attendant, did you change your mind about the drink? No, said Blurtso, but I’d like to exchange my peanuts for pumpkin seeds.
Yes, said Blurtso, the vegetarian meal is mine.
Hello, said the customs agent. Are you bringing any fruit into the country? Vegetables, plants, seeds, or insects? How about animals or wildlife products? Cell cultures? Snails? Soil? Have you been on a farm or in close proximity of livestock? Fruit? said Blurtso. No, I don’t have any fruit.
“Blurtso and Pablo form a Mariachi band”
“Volver, volver, volver… a mis calabazas otra vez.”
Me Voy para Bolivia
Tu solo Tu
Gracias a la Vida
Brindo por Ella
Yo Te Amo
Los Ejes de mi Carreta
Comer esa Tuna
Le Tengo Rabia al Silencio