Monday, March 8, 2010

A Beard and a Mustache

Hazel has created an entire persona for her brain. According to Hazel, her brain is a woman, but the woman has a beard and a mustache. Occasionally, her side-show act of a brain is too intimidating to ask a question, as in "I wanted to use the bathroom, but I was too scared to ask my brain, so I just went on the desk chair instead." Sometimes, Hazel wants to be good, and tries so hard, but her brain prohibits her from controlling her urge to bite Holden's leg. And today I found out that drinking orange juice not only hurts Hazel's stomach, but it hurts her brain, as well. This disconnect between Hazel and her brain is disconcerting, to say the least, but would you want to be in continual contact with a bearded woman? I don't think so. It's little wonder that Hazel tries to avoid her brain as much as possible.


  1. This is so uncanny--do you remember how Maggie imagined her brain reading a newspaper and wearing a pince nez?!

  2. Wow, what an imagination! What a riot.

  3. I hope the brain and the desire to kill you in your sleep are also disconnected, or should they be connected? Thank you warning me of this condition so that I can protect Elliott from her uncontrolled urges.