File this in the COOL section! According to Vanity Fair, Chipotle Cups & Bags will now Feature Stories by Jonathan Safran Foer, Toni Morrison, and Other Authors! The idea came from an average consumer, sitting in one of Chipotle’s store, lamenting over what to do as he ate his burrito. He reached out to Chipotle and they took notice! Anything to get people to READ more and just in time for my business trip next week… I fully intend to wear Chipotle & Panera all the way OUT!
Two-Minute Seduction By Toni Morrison I took my heart out and gave it to a writer made heartless by fame, someone who needed it to pump blood into veins desiccated by the suck and roar of crowds slobbering or poisoning or licking up the red froth they mistake for happiness because happiness looks just like a heart painted on a valentine cup or tattooed on an arm that has never held a victim or comforted a hurt friend. I took it out and the space it left in my chest was sutured tight like the skin of a drum. As my own pulse failed, I fell along with a soft shower of rain typical in this place.
Lying there, collapsed under trees bordering the mansion of the famous one I saw a butterfly broken by the slam of a single raindrop on its wings fold and flutter as it hit a pool of water still fighting for the lift that is its nature. I closed my eyes expecting to dissolve into stars or lava or a brutal sequoia when the famous writer appeared and leaned down over me. Lifting my head he put his lips on mine and breathed into my mouth one word and then another, and another, words upon words then numbers, then notes. I swallowed it all while my mind filled with language, measure, music, knowledge.
These gifts from the famous writer were so seductive, so all encompassing they seemed to make a heart irrelevant.