Do you remember "Jabberwocky," the nonsense poem written by Lewis Carrol? Well, that title is the word I use to describe the nonsense I write (or that goes through my head) each day.
Before I found the Yahoo Contributor Network, I used to use Gather for posting a few thoughts here and there. One thing I posted was just a stream of nonsense. It wasn't a poem or anything, just a load of junk.
That junk was my most popular post. So, I decided to do the "Daily Nonsense" post. It didn't last very long, because I got too busy to keep up with it, but most of them did pretty well. Some people thought the posts were hilarious, some thought I was trying to make some sort of point and others were just plain confused by it all.
I guess the confusion stemmed from the fact that my version of nonsense almost makes a bit of sense at times. It's like I'm trying to make some sort of point that just isn't coming clear. Perhaps that is the case. Perhaps the nonsense flowing from my brain during my moments of "brain correction" really are trying to make a point that is not yet clear.
For a fresh example, I will now present nonsense that is flowing from the back of my brain at this very moment, as I write:
|Although there are no ducks or geese in my Jabberwocky,|
I thought this photo I took of ducks and goose butts
matched the level nonsense (and hopefully humor)
of the text.
It's not until they reach the outer planets that they will be truly missed by their parents and offspring. It all goes into the funnel at one point or another. It's just that this time, they will be on top of a red pointy thing with ears. I just figured that out: it's for my teeth.
Show them all you have in the carrot of the soul. It's going to wear out soon enough anyway. Don't stop it from going down the tube though, or you may be stuck with a lumbar support and a jackrabbit, cuddled up together in space.
There it is, folks! I didn't change anything after the fact, although I did correct the spelling of the word "mayonnaise," and added a bit of punctuation.
The funny thing is that, even before I began posting my nonsense on Gather, I used to tell this stream of nonsense to a friend. This was way back in high school. One day, she asked me to tell her a story, but I didn't have anything to say. So I told a story as a stream of nonsense. She couldn't stop laughing. She was laughing so hard, I thought she was going to break a rib. After that moment, she would ask me to tell her another nonsense story whenever there was a lull in our conversation.
So, what do you think about my free-streaming Jabberwocky? Do any of you have a similar process? Do you often partake in some form of stream of consciousness writing? Do you have any Jabberwocky you'd like to share? It's a rather fun process, and can sometimes lead to a story. At the very least, it will help remove the junk from your brain so you can begin to think clearly again.