the week at the FPL

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I’m not sure why, but today was future day at the FPL. It might have been the blinking-light Dr. Demento glasses Ray found at Goodwill. We began by deciding what these great future glasses would show us. Excellent vision of course–see that mosquito on the wall of the house across the street? But we came around to future glasses being able do divulge the future. We took turns putting them on and seeing each other’s futures. It seemed we had, among us, one entomologist, and a whole bunch of psychologists–I know, I don’t get it either.

Then we began building future structures with all tinker-toys. The future Statue of Liberty will be a rickety affair. The future human will have arms growing out of his or her head–above the ears in case you are wondering.

Then Kwili asked if it would be possible to play some future football in the street. So he and our volunteer, Michael, played some future football in the street. It seemed remarkably like the current football played in the street in front of the library from time to time.

The twins drew future pictures in which humanity had to resort to eating poop. This is not an unusual prediction for the twins who just like drawing brown peanut shapes and writing the word poop.

Chloe and I made a floor puzzle in the kitchen, ignoring the future entirely–what is there to look forward to if we will all be eating poop?

Joe showed up about two minutes after the library closed, scouting for a small suitcase, hoping to be included in a college tour this summer. Luckily, we are a full-service library. Luckilier, someone just gave us a book donation in a decent small suitcase. Joe walked down the road trailing his college-bound suitcase.

And the library goes on, in the present, which I think is for the best.

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