The Urban Sherpa - a blog by Christopher DeWan

(landscapes of the floating world...)

Read Work and Other Essays, a collection of nonfiction by Christopher DeWan.

The Wallpaper rating=3

File under: Mythic Proportions

She liked the wallpaper so much, she papered the inside of her house with it; then the outside of her house; then the windows; the lawn; the mailbox; street lamp; sidewalk; the car; the car windshield; the lenses of her glasses—till she'd ensured that no matter where her eye fell, it would land on something familiar, a recurring pattern, unchanging and comfortable, and she would never have to look at anything disagreeable again till they day she died. Then she lined the inside of her coffin with it, so she could feel this way forever.