Pepe was just another kid. He was so light that the wind blew him around, so his mother tied a stone to his feet, to keep him on the ground. One day after school Pepe found a balloon man, he bought a balloon and was returning home when the stone that held him fell off, leaving him floating steadily to higher and higher consciousness. As he rose up in the sky, the balloon shimmering in the sunlight, he looked down upon creation with a birds eye view. The wind took him on a journey.
[[Pepe Flies over Minnesota | Over Minnesota]]
[[To the cloud home of the old man with a giant white beard | White Beard]]
[[He meets the witch with a flying broom. | Witch]]
[[The peanut salesman. | Peanut Salesman]]
[[The little girl who weeps for chocolate. | Girl Cries]]
[[Greedy women who want everything. | Greedy Women ]]
[[The tall skyscraper | Skyscraper]]
[[The wormhole in the sky. | Wormhole]]
[[The biplane with a banner. | Biplane ]]
[[The lost weeping children. |Children]]
[[Cookieman. | Cookieman]]
[[PaperMache tower. | PaperMache]]
[[Tomorrowland. | Tomorrowland]]
[[The flying boat of my imagination. | Flying Boat ]]
[[The boy who shits. | Boy Who Shits]]
[[The long pants. | Long Pants ]]
[[The graveyard in the clouds: of female infanticide.| Graveyard]]Pepe flew higher and higher and higher, till his mind felt it was one with the clouds, he had white clouds, black clouds with large drops of rain, silver clouds and many more clouds, much higher he could not recognize. They were an infinite of them, and as he floated in them, he looked down upon Minnesota, he was travelling across the state, moving with the wind, which was whispering in a strange tongue.
It all made sense at once, Pepe called out Mom, and his Mom cried out, where are you playing?
Pepe replied, that he was floating up in the sky, but his Mom thought he was sick. Come back before sundown she cried, but where was the sun?
Pepe had light all around him, but no Sun in sight, no moon, just stars. Maybe he was one too, as his mind travelled faster than light, faster than speed itself, and every atom in him registered the same stellar signature, a signature of knowledge he had forgotten since he was a child, long ago. He could not remember it. Maybe forgetting was a good thing after all, it made life simpler, but he could not forget home.
He felt hungry and started to cry.
[[A seagull stops by | Seagull]]
[[Pepe descends to the ground | Grounded]]Seagull Quicky, as she was called , was an old seagull in her thirties, she still was strong and had many years left before returning to her secret abode in the sky. She found Pepe crying and asked him if he wanted food, she quickly procured a fish for him, which he swalloed, then she wispered a gull 'cry' in his ear. It was magical, suddenly everything became bright and Pepe found himself in a little castle in a land hidden in the clouds.
In the castle lived several seagull people, all looked like scaled up children, with child like faces and thin slender arms and legs and a round cute stomach. Pepe laughed at the sight of them and they all laughed with him, uncontrollably till tears poured out of their eyes. Then they were all suddenly serious. One Seagull person said that he knew why their paths had crossed, it was the star Sirius, He was always upto things like this , sending a kid up here from the surface. You will forget all about us when you return he said and fed him food he had never dreamt of before, such delicious chocolates, yummy icecream, melting cookies and spongy cake. Pepe had his fill and never felt sick. Then he vanished and was right in the middle of his garden pool.
His mother called him in, he had forgotten everything and thought he was playing all day in water.The balloon started to slowly leak, as Pepe felt his stomach bloat, and then he passed the gas, and down he plummeted to the ground, faster and faster, till and eagle caught him in his talons and placed him on the ground. He was at home, and everything looked different, his mom looked taller and sweeter, she was never so kind, gentle and sweet.
The food looked yummier and dinner was never so good, even the vegetables were friendly. Pepe slept well that night, in his dreams he found a tooth fairy door, and when he opened it, he found a little girl fairy with wings like termites, she had a fat blob like nose and called herself Twinkle.
She soon became Pepe's friend and promised him she would visit him again and again.There was a old man who lived in the clouds, he had a long white breard, so long it reached the ground, he was always jovial, happy and contented, his job was to count the stars and he had counted all the stars visible to the naked eye, he did not care about the ones, that needed a telescope, or the ones yet to appear, he had listed the dates when they would appear and would disappear. It was said great things happen on the surface when stars appear and disappear. He would visit all such events.
Pepe passed right below his cloud and found something white tickling him, he caught the beard and tugged at it and out fell an old man, floating on a cloud. On seeing Pepe he laughed out aloud, which made Pepe laugh out too. When they stopped laughing, he said, Hey, it was you all along?, so funny I meet you at last.
Pepe did not quite understand and then remembered how naughty he had been, we don't remember all the places we have lived in or our lives in the many worlds we live in, and when we do, it is all very hilarious, so funny you can die laughing. Many children had died that way, but Pepe survived, all he could think of was the hot choclate in the microwave and the old man got it for him, he drank it up.
Pepe wanted to know if he would grow up to be an old man with a long beard, so the old man said, Pepe you are destined for great things, you will be a wise old man, with many grandchildren, when you are at a campfire by the old oak forest, remember me and tell this story to everyone. Pepe fell asleep and when he woke up the next morning in his bed, he looked out of the window, the clouds formed a big smile.
[[Pepe watches the airshow | Biplane ]]There was a witch who lived in a secret grove in central Minnesota, nobody ever went there and she bothered nobody, when she was zooming by on her broom she passed by Pepe and offered a ride on her broom. Pepe found the old witch very interesting, she told him she was collecting little girls tears, everytime a girl shed a tear, it would flow into her tear lake and she would learn about her woes, and if she wished, she would help that little girl get rid of her sorrows.
Pepe and the witch found a little girl Maggie, crying and weeping with her little doll. The witch said that she had lost her mind somewhere, because it was as small as a transistor and had fallen off, other girls usually had minds like bulbs, screws, nuts and bolts, but always seemed to find them when they fell off. Most of them had someone strong like their fathers look out for them, but Maggie, did not have a father, she did not know who her father was, she had never seen him, when she asked her mother, she lied that he worked in a country far, far away and would return someday.
Pepe felt sorry for Maggie, and hoped she would not make her mind in a pumpkin pie, so he begged the witch to return her mind. The witch took cells from many creatures and made it into a primordial soup, she then filled Maggie with this soup and Maggie got her mind back.
[[Maggie buys Pepe icecream | Icecream ]]The Peanut Salesman was a native american somewhere in Minessota, selling boiled jumbo peanuts, so big that eating one pea, filled you. His vessel was so large, it filled the clouds with astrange delicious smell, that made mouths water. Pepe looked at the salesman and asked him, how much is a bunch of nuts? The salesman said one cent, so Pepe tossed a copper penny and there appeared many peanuts, he could eat only one and kept the rest for later.
The salesman then told him a story, once long ago, when the land of Minnesota was so fertile, with the waters of river Mississippi, peanuts came flying in swarms to grow in the fields. They had little wings and flew from land to land to grow and feed the people, they were the magic nuts, one handful gave you enough protien to last all day and these magic nuts, made you strong. These nuts are derived from those magic nuts and float all over space.On top of a hill, in some far away place, there was a tiny store where you could buy chocolate, a dumb girl wanted high-rise chocolate, she kept begging her father to get her that 'high' and even higher chocolate. Her father begged forgiveness as he could not disturb the balance of the place by measuring hieghts of chocolates or buying them with such metaphors, but the girl insisted, so he took a twig and tried to buy a such-a-high chocolate and in the process stuck that girl in a monks head.
Forever stuck at such hights, the girl grew older slowly, wasting so much to maintain herself.
Finally one day she struck straight into Pepe's face, Pepe was bewildered, to see a dumb girl, but aren't sissy girls like that he reasoned?
He had always avoided them much like Calvin avoided Susie, in his favourite Calvin and Hobbes comics. So he teased her for being such a cry baby, but the girl had warrior genes, latent in her and began to pick up a fight.
She was screaming and shouting insult after insult in strange tongues, Pepe could not understand, was it a secret language sissy girls used, may be idiot-speak, the kind you converse with the idiot-box with? or maybe some sort of language you used to speak to street lamps and tall cacti?
Pepe just flew far away, beyond the range of her voice and that girl never got her chocolates. She died weeping an old, old woman.Pepe was always scolded for being greedy, but was greed natural to children , it definitely wasn't for older people, because it was a sort of premature optimization, it alwways led to failure, but women were greedy, so greedy that they fell, to such lower 'hells', that we could not hear them after and they just disappeared with out a trace.
There were many greedy women in Pepes life, one a freelancing woman, who wanted more, more and more. She had a hand like a acrobat pdf reader cursor, and much like it folds it's fingers, when you use the mouse, she keeps on asking for more and more. She wants everything you have, to wash dirty linen. When you have everything you are a laundromat.
This woman visited Pepe's mind, trying to accumulate and grab everything in endless greed, but she failed as Pepe was so innocent and still immature. He just would not respond to her and missed her completely, all that she grabbed, just fell through and returned to Pepe's tail and she just fell and fell and vainshed.
There were many more greedy women, one for a dollar note, another for a donut, but Pepe always got his share of cookies and donuts.Skyscraper III was one of the tallest buildings in Minnesota, every Minnesotan was proud of it. On the roof top sat an animal rights coffee shop, the employees were such staunch animal lovers , that they signed a decleration, declaring their love for the animal kind, wore animatronic tails and even swore to die for their animal kin. The coffee shop served both people and their pets, mostly cats and monkeys and there was a roof top garden full of trees, with perches for the cats and monkeys.
Pepe loved this place, cause, although he was not allowed to own a pet, he could play with them at the coffee shop.
The wind took Pepe right to the shop and he slid down a chute of sheets and landed on a table with snakes and a cat. The cat welcomed him, welcome home he said, would you like some chow-meow, Pepe tried some, it was delicious, he never knew cat food was this yummy, maybe being a cat was not so bad at all, you had nine lives and could climb trees.
Pepe caught his balloon and sped away into the sky again.
[[Quicky finds her son | Quiky's Son ]]Wormholes are talked of in physics, but experimentalists are yet to prove them, they are many in number in nature and are part of weather phenomenon.
I have one in my backyard and he even is sentient, I call him Wormy.
Wormy like Max Steel can float around and take any form he likes, but when he forms a donut, you can go through the wormhole frame to anywhere you wish, as long as Wormy can read your mind.
Pepe met Wormy on the wind way, he was roaming the clouds, Pepe thought maybe wormy could take me to air show, where there were many aircrafts flying and Wormy did, Pepe was at the airshow!
[[At the airshow | Biplane ]]Pepe was flying so high, nobody could see him and a biplane whirred below him with a banner, it was advertizing the airshow. There would be many aircrafts at the show, but would not the whizzing aircrafts push Pepe around, he was so light? Pepe hoped no one would see him or his balloon, just then three jets zoomed passed Pepe, they had long trails of smoke in many colors, there were many aircrafts, big and small, and lots of people watching below. People were so crazy of aircrafts, but none could fly with just party balloons, some had tried and died, it was too risky, but for Pepe, it was much more than just flying, it was how he had become, so light that the wind carried his weight and he slid on the wind from one space point to another, floating effortlessly as if by magic.
[[Pepe Exits the Air Show | Exit air show ]]Pepe would read Peter Pan on audio books, every night, the tape book would read him the story, pausing to hear him ask it to continue, in the book there were the lost children who fought the pirates, and then they won, suddenly the book became alive in Pepe's mind and he was flying with the lost children, all of whom were weaping, because they had no home, were hungry and had lost their way, how would they return to never land, to their home? Pepe did not know the way to never land, it was in the minds of children and he was one. I don't know the way he said, but if you go up and turn left, then you will find a blimp, he said. and the blimp has a magic switch which will take you home if you switch it on. The lost boys started to fly upwards and then left and then found a huge blimp, they rode it home to Peter Pan.Cookieman, sold cookies by street corners, he lived in a ginger bread house in a secret land where the aged and disabled fled from mean people. They worked hard all day baking cookies, many kinds of cookies, big ones, small ones, all of which were yummy and children loved them.
Cookieman was in many corners at the same time, it was confusing, some sweared they saw him by 155th street, yet others saw him by 3th street, he was always with a small table full of cookies and the table never emptied.
People were always stopping by to buy cookies, and children never grew tired of them, they were full of all the butter and sugar you cared for.
Pepe knew of cookieman's secret, whenever he thought of a cookie, a cookie appeared in his mouth, sometimes, inside it and sometimes, between his lips, with him chewing on them, he loved their taste, they just melted in his mouth.
[[Pepe shares cookies with the seagulls | Cookies for Seagulls]]There was an architect called Woodman who made faux wood from recycled paper and fibre, the wood called faux wood, was so strong that he built a tower, to prove it's usability, anybody could climb the tower and watch men and women passing by the streets, watch life pass by, man watch, bird watch and view the mountains from there, it was a grand view. Young men would often climb up there to watch young women pass by, their life revolved around them, most of them could never attain escape velocity and landed up permannetly marrying one, forever in orbit, but th elicky few escaped to more meaningful pursuits, like spirituality and higher realms, Pepe often wondered if he would grow up to become one more of the stupid folks, chasing women, fame and wealth, or if he would aim for something more, higher than the balloon he was with, more of the mystery that life was, beyond the horizon?
[[Finding Quicky | Quicky call]]Far away was a technologically advanced land in the dreams of normal folk, it was tomorrowland, if you met WormyTime, a wierd time traveller, you could pass him to any time or a time capsule, left by Adam and Eve for God to see, about how mankind has become. There were many such time capsules, it was about history, maybe history was not so boring after all, but there was tomorrowland, inbetween today and tomorrow, sometimes, you never had tomorrow, just today all the time and tomorrow was just in the mind, of a time the next day, but where was tomorrow, maybe in tomorrowland, when it was still today but you were already in tomorrow.
The people of tomorrowland knew everything, because they had already lived it, but maybe there were many tomorrowlands all in a multiverse of possibilities as there were many todays all living a parallel existence and Pepe was in all of these realities, and so were you, executing all your choices, all the branches of a thread of life, but you chose one reality amongst the unmanifested, maybe you could switch realities, like Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Pepe wanted to fly to the stars, but the balloon could not take hime there, he needed a spacecraft from tomorrowland.
[[Quicky comes to the rescue | Quicky ]]In my imagination lives a flying boat, it is not exactly a plane or a helicopter, it is a flying boat, as it is a part of my mind, I can think with it and carry my self in it to another world, far away, somewhere else.
Pepe had such a boat, it was bigger than the balloon, and in his imagination he flew away to the moon. The moon was big and made of green cheese, all from Minessota, but he thought the moon was a rock, how was it made of cheese, maybe I am in a mouses's head he thought, and just then he saw a smiling mouse face. How did you get into my head, asked the mouse, Pepe replied that he was in his flying boat and he the mouse, Mickey was the humble path finder, he was to find the way to his next adventure and also keep hime safe, what was the next adventure? It was like an interactive book, there were many entries, each with it's door and Mickey flew the boat through them to the next adventure.
[[Quicky and BinYelRe | BinYelRe]]There was a boy, who was so anglophobic, that he would shit where ever it was English, and the English worshipped his shit, they adored it, it gave them new directions and vists and expanded theior understanding of the world, that boy was God's instrument in directing the anglicized, away from true knowledge and liberation to a scientific mindset and a Boov bottle, if Adam and Eve sinned and descended, the Boy who shits, never did, he lived normally, not even self aware, but he had stopped shitting, all of his shit went to the world below, to the minds of the Englishmen, diverting them all from more knowledged societies.
[[Pepe visits an aircraft toilet | Toilet ]]
Terry was a black cat, and he loved formal wear, it made him feel important and powerful, he had a long black pant, it as so long that it continued down, down an earth rise in Mexico city. Terry loved to nest on it, often reminiscencing on his escapades into the shadows, when only his shadow as visible. His shadows and mews were a mystery to man, so was darkness, Ever wondered why people are afraid of the dark, or of skeletons?Most dads in the world find bringing up daughters an ardous task, so they practice female infanticide, when the child is little, they throw it into the river if it is female, some abort a female fetus, and all these babies reach the river or the clouds, for their after life. Pepe found one such graveyard, full of cute little female babies, all of whom were unhappy, they coul dnot live on Earth, Pepe disagreed with them, he argued that it was better to live in the clouds than to live on Earth, a difficult life for a female child, with all the inertia and the trouble, it was much better in the clouds, where one lived with the light in peace, the thunder and lightening.
[[A plane whizzes by | Plane Show]]A large plane whizzed by, it was a transport plane, Pepe found himself with a large number of female babies in the plane, it was a transporter and part of the air show, something of the show that stood for gender equality, maybe you needed air lift for it, but the babies were living dead still holding on to an illusion of living, needing technology, fuel and a jumbo plane, the plane suddenly desended leaving Pepe and the babies in the clouds. Maybe you should return to the storks land Pepe retorted, that is where you belong, the gargles of the baby were a distant past, as Pepe found himself in the air show again.
[[Pepe exits the air show | Exit air show ]]The air show was loud and noisy, with a cheering crowd and noisy aircrafts, the biplane was still looping around advertising the show, Pepe jumped to another space, somewhere far away from the crowd, it was a quite , unpolluted place, where he could breathe in peace, there was the mirror lake, he saw his reflection in it, it seemed real, he wondered if that was the world or this?Quicky, had heard of the UFO's, and she knew where to wait for them, she took Pepe to a far off land where water flow upwards. All the waterfalls were in the reverse, there. Pepe passed through the waterfall into a cave and through that to a clearing. It was magical, with light from all sides, inside a bright spherical light bubble was a landing pod, when Pepe tood on it , a UFO appeared, Quicky and Pepe sat in it and the UFO vanished in a flash of light, they were in the binary stars.
[[Pepe goes to BinYelRe | BinYelRe]]BinYelRe was a Binary star, it had one yellow sun and one red sun, people from Earth came here searching for the second red sun, when they discovered it, they would be magically transported to this land by a UFO, it had always been like that and people were quietly visiting the stars. A class M planet had a home on it, it was part of the BinYelRe system, the home had an old Hindu couple, they had forgotten how and when they came there, they had died and then ascended here, launched by their relatives with an eleven day ceremony. It was a surprisingly desolate place, but it felt good.
On the ground , by the home was a portal lake, Pepe entered it and he was simultaneously in many places at the same time, he was back home on Earth, and he was here, both were real, but when he woke up from a nap, he was on Earth. We still live a more complete life in space -time simultaneously, someday we will remember it all. Pepe made shrill seagull calls, he was calling out to Quicky , his friend, she heard him and appeared from nowhere. Pepe asked Quicky what he should grow up to be? Quicky replied that he should reflect on life in the mountains, why was he born, was he special, did he mean to do something much more than the mundane? Or was he a statastic, a mere number in a population clock? Maybe he had to go to the binary stars? He asked Quicky to take him to the binary stars.
[[They visit BinYelRe | BinYelRe]]Pepe felt the need to relieve himself, so he went to the airshow, there was the large cargo aircraft with female babies in it, he found a loo to leak and leaked, it filled the plane with a cat's head, the cat's head had leaked into a plasma and it broke into a thousand pieces, each a little plasma and each could take a different form.
[[Pepe exits the air show | Exit air show ]]Quicky's son worked at the Walmart Parking lot, he was an Urban bird, he had a sophisticated air and knew all about electricity as he often sat on overhead wires. What he worked on was not known as seagulls are secretive about their work, but he was doing something with counting with his beak and his long calls, often flying much higher than humans could reach to run errands and carry messages for rooted folks, folks who had shun the freedom of barefootedness for heavy boots, unable to appreciate the beauty of the winter snow with their pods.
[[Quicky and Pepe leave to BinYelRe | BinYelRe]]Seagulls love human food and share much of the taste for goodies, especially cookies. Pepe had so many cookies from cookieman, which he wanted to distribute to Quicky's son and his friends. He scattered crumbs all over the clouds and the seagulls ate them all. They were delicious, and Quicky's son was quick to note down the source of the cookies, the cookieman.
[[Off to BinYelRe | BinYelRe]]Pepe and Maggie, went to the Irish Pub for Icecream for Thanksgiving. Maggie got him unlimited banana split with vanilla and strawberry icecream.
Pepe had his full, he also met many Irish women, they all had a weakness for children and chose to socialize with Pepe, all of them wanted to know what cartoons he watched and what comics he read. He loved Calvin and Hobbes and talked about it, sharing hilarious anectodes from the cartoon pages. He wanted to know if any of them were Hobbes 'Itsy Putsy', the green eyed darling of Hobbes world, at that many of the women vanished, leaving Pepe perplexed. Maybe he wanted to take a leak.
[[Pepe takes a leak | Toilet ]]