Thursday, February 02, 2012

100 Word Song: "What do you want?"

My pal Lance has posted a new 100 Word Song Challenge, this week about Radiohead's "Idioteque". I call this story "What do you want?"

"What do you want for lunch?," I said.

My nephew's head was down on the table, brown hair tousled, his eyes locked on his toy. I wondered what he was thinking about, whether he was hearing dialogue from a TV show, or music, or if his mind was silent and still, like an empty whiteboard.

"Buddy? Lunch?"

He was in his own world, imagining, thinking, focused on what was in front of him. I wondered what it was like to be in the moment like that, a tiny Zen master.

"Pal? What do you want?"

"Everything," he said softly.


  1. I do the same when I'm listening to Radiohead.

    thanks Michael

  2. Interesting take on the song.

  3. It's a little sad....there is a sense he is lost. Very poignant

  4. I feel like your nephew. ;) Nice story.


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