Let there be rosy, sunset-at-the-beach, filtered half-light

From the New Yorker-

Day No. 5:

“I’d like to design some creatures of the sea,” the Lord God said. “Sleek but not slick.”

“Yes, yes, and more yes—it’s a total gills moment,” said Apollo. “But what if you added wings?”

“Fussy,” whispered Buddha to Zeus. “Why not epaulets and a sash?”

“Legs,” said Allah. “Now let’s do legs.”

“Are we already doing dining-room tables?” asked the Lord God, confused.

“No, design some creatures with legs,” said Allah. So the Lord God, nodding, designed an ostrich.

“First draft,” everyone agreed, and so the Lord God designed an alligator.

“There’s gonna be a waiting list,” Zeus murmured appreciatively.

“Now do puppies!” pleaded Vishnu. “And kitties!”

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(Thanks Harneet for this. Harneet: Do update your blog, yeah? Incidentally, I’d have chosen the same title. 😀 And Nakshatra played Coming Back to Life, Aerials {System of a down}, Another brick in the wall II, among other things. I missed the first two bands. The British Council pulled the plug {literally} at exactly 11pm. Beer was free)

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