26 April 2010

"only the things I didn’t do crackle after the blazing dies"

There are sounds one expects to hear from one's household appliances.

*ZOT* and *SNACKLE* are not among them. Especially when the appliance in question is a microwave oven. Especially when those sounds are accompanied by a light show. And especially when all one has done is put a pat of butter in aforesaid microwave in an attempt to soften it slightly.

I really hope this isn't the opening scene in a sequel to last year's performance of 'Bolstering the Market in Durable Goods,' an historical tragicomedy in three acts.

Naomi Shihab Nye

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