Answer to a Request
I've been asked to re-introduce myself, so I'm going to copy from an older post in which I introduced myself for the first time. My name is Serena Helriot. Who am I? I am a resourceful person, often called to direct the flight patterns of geese flying south for the winter while dousing the flames of a forest fire with my tongue. I've enjoyed many interesting and life-affirming experiences.
I played the bass with Santana at Woodstock and tuned Jimi Hendrix's guitar. I learned how to tickle the sun awake and how to land on the moon without a lunar module, although I made the instrumental discovery to allow one to do so. I discovered the radioactivity of plutonium but forgot to tell anyone. I was the inspiration for the atomic bomb. I worked out the equations for Einstein's Theory of General Relativity and cross-matched tse-tse flies. I once herded elephants single-handed through the Andes and made moccasins for them to wear for the trek on the treacherously rocky places.
When I'm in a silly mood I sing loudly in restaurants and poke fun at the guards at Buckingham Palace. Occasionally I fly to Argentina for the winter solstice and stay with Eva Perone's granddaughter for Christmas. I enjoy catching fleas with my thumb and forefinger and invite them to write on my bare back when they get bored. To blow off steam on the weekends I don a parachute and jump off skyscrapers then I lock up all the carjackers in the Crystal Cathedral just before the sermon starts. I have spoken to the Beatles on more than one occasion and was the one who suggested they rethink the title, "A Hard Night's Day."
In short, I am someone who dances in the intersection between lies and possibilities.
I have all these ideas, floating, knocking, begging to be expressed. I write them incessantly into journals or type them into my laptop and there they stay. I write poems, short stories, flash fiction. I'm working on wannabe novels. Basically, I just like to write and someone suggested a blog and here I am. What are Pliabilities? They are the serious and whimsical musings from my heart, my mind, my soul. They are considerations and questions and playful pokes at life. I don't know exactly what they are, but I'm about to find out. And so are you if you decide to come along with me, hang out for a bit.