Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Emperor's New Clothes?

In hindsight, it's hard to say what I was thinking.
I didn't like the furniture in my piano room.
There was no room to move.
The couches were faded.
It wasn't right.
I met a decorator whose work I liked, Suzanne.
She wears 3 beautiful watches on her left arm.
Maybe that should have been a clue.
I told her I liked the batik artwork Ben and I had made,
and I wondered if there was some new blue furniture
she could find.
It needed to fit, which is a challenge with my piano.
Suzanne wasn't jazzed about the batik,
but she said she'd see what she could come up with.

There was nothing blue in what she suggested.
The going word is "natural."
However, her ideas all revolve around the batik,
which turns out to be the latest in the decorating world.
Imagine that.
She recommended a painter who loved her ideas.
He decided I needed texture on the walls.
The ceiling, too.
This is the primer.
It didn't help that my visiting teacher unintentionally
fell into the role of the child in The Emperor's New Clothes.
The painters say that everyone gets scared at this point.
They are telling me to chill.
They listen to Beatles music all day long.
I think I can trust them...
Actually, this is the color on the walls of
The Next Generation Enterprise Bridge.
I'm barely breathing.

Thank you, Julie. You're Welcome, Louie.

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