Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chelsea Girls

I am a city child
I live at The Plaza
I live on the top floor
Of course I am apt to be on any floor at any time
And if I want to go anywhere I simply take the elevator
For instance if I happen to be on the second floor I just
press the button until it comes up and as soon as that
door is open I get in and say "fifth floor please" and
when those doors clank shut we ride up and I get out on
the 5th floor and as soon as that elevator is out of
sight I skibble up those stairs to the 8th floor and then
I press that button and when that elevator comes up and
as soon as that door is open I get in and say "15th floor
please" and then when those doors clank shut we ride up 
and I get out on the 15th floor and as soon as that elevator 
is out of sight I skibble down to the 12th floor and press
that button and when that same elevator comes up and those
doors open I say "The Lobby please" and then those doors
clank shut and we ride down without saying absolutely one word
and then I get into the next elevator and go all the way up.



excerpt from Kay Thompson's "Eloise"


I love these stories because of their playful and childlike demeanor.
Which is just how I am feeling this very moment.