Once upon a time, Lisa and Adrienne worked for the same alternative newsweekly. Now, both spend their respective lives mining their creative souls and leading hermit-like lives. And so an idea was hatched. Every week, one would send the other a sketch—either in illustration or word form—and the other would make a companion to the sketch. The result would be posted on both their blogs every week, just for grins. Even if the result isn't award-worthy, the exercise makes both minds more nimble. Hopefully.
Today I have decided that this will be the day to Get On Top of Things. I am Filled with Purpose. I have Organized. I have Sorted and Stapled. I have Moved The Pieces of Paper from Over Here to Over There. I have made a List. Then made Another List. I have not Dilly-Dallied or Waffled. I have made Strong and Confident Decisions in order to Fulfill My Goals. I have Risen to the Occasion. (I have also Eaten Two Pieces of Peanut Butter Toast but that may not be germane to the discussion at hand.)
Still, the Things, metaphorically, are Underneath Me because I am On Top of Them.
And I suspect that in less than 24 hours, the Things, much like the South, will Rise Again. Such is there nature; such is my plight.
Text ©Adrienne Martini; illustration ©Lisa Horstman. Until the end of time. Or something.