Wonderland blows me bits: About ME

Phoebe Mutetsi is black, with small limbs and little hair. A writer with no skill or talent for small talk and chitchats, Phoebe spends most of her friday nights and weekends in a darkened bedroom scribbling incomprehensible texts in a plain white note book smartly labelled Colors. There in its pages, she courts words, phrases and short sentences as they form between pen and paper. On productive days -very rare days- these scribbling grow into beautiful prose of teenage fiction.

 More importantly though is that as a child, before organised school and structured education, Phoebe got taught about The Spirits; tall, beautiful and feminine, ageless and with no gender, The Spirits lurk about in the darkness of night time, going about their businesses, smoking long scented cigarattes, wearing a sort of earthy/elusive-jasmine perfume; “you will smell them first before can you see them. Although, never will you ever see them.”

 This early knowledge that night time comes with its own scents and smells, creatures and businesses, far different from these of day time has since continued to intrigue Phoebe. The result of this intrigue becomes her major source of unending rhetoric; “if the world has enough room to delicately hold the unknown, to conserve the sacred, how then does it become too small for the known, the common, those we can both smell and see and touch and get in conversation with. How does one man, two, three, millions single handledly bring death to the land, the animals, the waters, and their selves? Is the darkness of night better? Is it better to not know? To not see? To not comprehend a world around you, for then you cannot destroy it?”

Phoebe is 25 years old,  still wide eyed, uneducated.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. cb says:

    more. unleash!

  2. esquire inc. says:

    the questions you have asked…the lesson about the spirits of the night…leaves me pondering and wondering what is in the other little jars yet to be uncovered

  3. RaiulBaztepo says:

    Hello!
    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

  4. PiterKokoniz says:

    Hi !!!! 😉
    My name is Piter Kokoniz. Just want to tell, that I like your blog very much!
    And want to ask you: will you continue to post in this blog in future?
    Sorry for my bad english:)
    Thank you!
    Your Piter Kokoniz, from Latvia

  5. this is as pretty as the Phoebe i knw
    keep it going gal
    me liky

  6. mphoebe says:

    tx. sophie. and I miss you; its been what, ten years???

  7. yeah almost
    we really need to catch up

  8. Tibro says:

    OOOoh Men !
    ..So much to learn about the writers ,artists and thinkers
    they seem to express them selves in irony or abstract
    .True OR False .

  9. Cedric Imam says:

    Wow, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done.

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