Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Shredding...


I inserted another document into the eager mouth of the machine, and felt it take hold, drawing the dry, dusty paper into its maw.

As another piece of old, redundant information was erased from the universe for ever, I could almost feel it dying, slipping away into oblivion.

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My fingers danced across the strings, moving with a speed and confidence that was far too fast for my tired brain to control. The stresses of the day flowed from my mind and body, out through my fingertips and into the strings of my beloved guitar. This music came straight from the heart - when I stopped playing I would not remember a single note I had played.

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My knife slowly sank in and I cut it's heart clean in two. Then I began to slowly and deliberately slice it into thin strips, each thinner than my little finger. Soon it bore little resemblance to its original form, it was just a mass of small pieces dismembered by my gleaming knife....



"The lettuce is ready!"

8 comments:

Wreggie said...

I completely understand.

Rock Chef said...

Wreggie - You do?

agg79 said...

Deep. I can feel the sense of loss and emptyness as the lettuce gave itself up to the knife.

Interesting turn of the phrase.

Rock Chef said...

Agg79 - It died for a good cause...

TechnoBabe said...

That is the best playing isn't it? I watch hubby just go with it and it is great to watch his smile when he puts the guitar down. I hope you get time for many more like this.

Rock Chef said...

TechnoBabe - Yes, that is the best playing - it is a great feeling when it just flows like that. I keep saying that I will start recording what I play when I do things like this - I am sure there is the basis for a ton of songs there.

terri said...

I wish I knew what it was like to play a musical instrument that way. It sounds like such a release!

Loved these thoughts... very creative!

Rock Chef said...

Terri - It is great - glad you liked this rather odd post.