“And I,” he paused, bowing for dramatic effect, “am Brother Madrigal.” The silence was so thick that glasses were heard clinking behind the far-away bar; a breathless swear from tender to bar-back: /clean faster/. “There are many names for what I am,” he named them off slowly, exaggeratively, as he paced about the stage, dragging his whip at his side. “Priest, cleric, shaman, minister, parson, vicar, shepherd, friar. Man of the cloth. Man of the cloth and staff I am, ordained in eighteen religions, including yours.” His voice was very deep and hinted at an ancient wisdom. Yet outright, he looked a bare-chested, overweight fool, covered by a thick coat of wiry chest hair. “You may call me Brother. For though I walk the path of your gods and mine, I am a father to none. You may call me Madrigal, though you will die on my blade sooner than you will hear me sing. So do not ask. You may call me Brother Madrigal or you may call me Madrigal. I am sorry to say, but there is no short way to say my name.” “Mad!” someone shouted from the crowd. Laughter arose. “He's mad! Get him off the stage.”Kevin: Kevin's started writing a hilarious and adorable song called, Bathroom Attendant Kris: "This is a big deal to me. 🙂 I've started training for the Music City Marathon on April 25th." Ashe: Ms. Ashe Mischief, who wrote a guest post for us last week, started selling lovely goodies on her Etsy store! And as for me, I've made a re-dedication to getting fit this year. I would like to be in much better physical shape not so much to lose weight as to be able to dance more freely and focus on my moves rather than catching my breath. I've started doing yoga everyday, even if it's just meditative, and I have jumped on the hooping bandwagon and ordered the Hoop it Off kit with the Spinderella hoop. I've heard it's the perfect complement to yoga and burlesque, so I'll let you know how it goes! Thanks so much to everyone who participated!
Mawning all! I'm so excited about everyone's responses here! You guys stepped it up these past two weeks. Jasmine: "I have started: packing my backpack for our South America trip! Also, a 6" hair straightener that is so totally coming with me."
"I've been stuck on the next chapter of my fantasy novel for the past two weeks. I've been spending a lot of hours laying in bed brainstorming to no avail, but this week I just sat down and started writing. Things pieced themselves together in a delightful marathon session of writing where I cranked through a pretty good first draft. I was so enraptured I didn't even notice the awkward, contorting way I was sitting in my chair for eight hours. Here's a sample:"