What is in a title?

Come out of the garden, baby

You’ll catch your death in the fog

Young girl, they call them the Diamond Dogs

~ Diamond Dogs, David Bowie

Did she heed his words and come inside, sit by the fire with a cup of tea and an appropriately ladylike novel? Of course not. But then they knew that about her. They had counted on it.

Eudora Everton went her own way, which was generally the way of the Devil’s Advocate. Someone needs to advocate for him. Why shouldn’t it be Eudora?

Too many hearts were granted her at birth. She shot them into the sky, never knowing where they might land. Many were lost…but she didn’t mind. She had plenty of hearts. What else was to be done with them, anyway? Keep them in glass jars in some morbidly moldy basement? Not Eudora.

After the “incident” in the garden, life has become flat. The remainder of her hearts have all flown away, gently, slowly, painfully while the winter dims her face. If that sounds slightly grim, you’re probably right.

A bundle of aches, Eudora slipped inside the weathered, revered garden wall and peers out at a tired world. Before the crumble set in, she scratched a last message into the wall. Words of advice or warning? Neither, I think. A title, perhaps. The rest forever unfinished. What the hell is in a title? What could possibly be the point? Along with an entire Universe, you may often find nothing in particular.

Lets Try Love

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10 thoughts on “What is in a title?

  1. The cogs are turning s-l-o-w-l-y but I’m still half asleep – what is in a title? And can we have too many hearts? And what would be an appropriately lady like novel? I immediately think of Lady Chatterley’s Lover (autocorrect spelt liver!) hah! That would be a game changer for sure xoxo

  2. I had an Aunt Eudora who married 5 times. She didn’t shoot hearts into the sky. She broke them… well, at least 5 of them.

    I enjoy the color in your latest masterpiece and its message — skeletal thumbs up!

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