I don't know why the rocks can't be disturbed, but I'm disturbed someone spent money on a sign that reads, "Do Not Disturb Rocks". I'm not sure if the rocks will mind being disturbed from their undisturbed state. I'm not sure if the rocks really care about being touched by adjuncts, but someone cares about the peace and tranquility of rocks. I am aware that there are disturbances in the universe that threaten us (and the rocks), disturbances that penetrate our daily lives even when we put up our biggest and baddest shields. I wore my shield today and every disturbance in the universe passed through it, and they passed through me, even the disturbances that I usually shake off without much effort. I disturbed a rock just to see what would happen. Nothing happened. No one came out screaming, "Don't disturb the rocks!" Today was just another day for the rocks. I took one home. It rests, peacefully,on my chest.
I took a coffee break. I passed by Saint Anthony's Church. I saw this statue and took a photograph of it to remind me that I am not a statue.
Mermaids exist just like Wonder Woman exists. It's obvious mermaids run fish markets and cafeterias, but what you may not know is that mermaids also run coffee shops and strip clubs. They also pilot space shuttles and nuclear submarines. They fly combat missions over Iraq and transport children to school every day. They even operate heavy machinery and deliver UPS packages. Mermaids also make great clinical psychiatrists.What many may not know is that mermaids are an endangered species, a species that is threatened by the proliferation of plastics in the Earth's Oceans. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, not to be confused with a Cabbage Patch, has killed at least 3,000 mermaids
If anyone can truly save a day, or mermaids, Wonder Woman can. With her charm and fabulous outfit, with her smile and insane optimism, she can right the wrongs of any day and fight back against any disturbance that challenges her powerful wrist bands. Wonder Woman, wonderful woman, the stars blink for you. I blink for you, too. This Wonder Woman card cost me just $2.13 at Walgreens, but finding her today behind a stack of overly sentimental Hallmark Cards was worth more to me than all the diamond rocks in the world.
--Neil de la Flor