I share the first of many notes scribbled over 30 years ago for the Story of Jasmine.
What kind of tale would a curmudgeon who sits upon a mushroom1 tell? My story will only be deeply significant to those educated, 20th-century minds sophisticated enough to interpret symbols. But for those who cannot, I have employed the scholarly device of using footnotes.2
1 As a story-teller, I can take any form. Most will see me as an Ancient Chronicler who somehow knows everything. Perhaps I’d have a string of impressive scholarly abbreviations trailing behind my name — if I had a name…
2 Wonderful invention
NOTE: I made The Guardian of Wisdom into a Greeting Card. He plans to grant three wishes to the receiver of the card. Hey, it’s only $4! The card is now available at my Zazzle Store.
© 2018 DARLENE
The intellectual sitting on the mushroom took me back to Alice in Wonderland and the hookah-smoking caterpillar enthroned upon his mushroom. What wonderful imagery. All I need now is a dime bag and a pipe.