when I lived in a land far, far away
in a place high on a hill
Federal Hill to be exact
A chance meeting took place and I was introduced to a magical being
one previously thought only to exist in the minds of artists, dreamers and children
but real as that final exam you really meant to study for and embodying a myriad of admirable qualities
“What did you meet?” you ask.
Well I met a candygnome© of course!
We all know gnomes to be creatures of invention or at least I had been under this assumption.
I was not completely wrong, just a bit off.
candygnomes© are similar to regular gnomes in that they are in fact gnomes
but, rather than spend their days tinkering and puttering around a workshop
creating geegaws and doodads that may or may not be of any use and at the very least
candygnomes© are free-spirited & consumed with creating art, telling stories, laughing and eating candy of course
Imagine my surprise arriving home from work and the roommate greets me and says, “look what I found!” I was dumbfounded and excited all at the same time
quickly I ran back out
around the corner
and bought skittles
you know, standard candy gnome faire
returning back to the igloo we all called, “home”
the roommate, the candygnome© and I
ate candy and laughed and bullshitted
and giggles could be heard throughout the land
well at least on the darkest side street
behind the restaurant
next to the King of Domestic Violence
in an igloo
on Federal Hill
I hope you all are well.