The Staircase

Fort Garry 9th floor stairwell

Even here, where carpenters took account of each step, the stairs stretch up and away at impossible angles. I am awake, yes? Yes.

The whole thing's untenable, and yet I will take the first step while chatting on the phone and wondering if I can beat the elevator to the next floor. I don't think about what the staircase is doing.

Its confusion hangs together, holding itself against the weight of my gaze, a wobbly puzzle of disparate intersections that surely cannot hold my body, but here I am, up the staircase, bound for another floor, and nothing's collapsed.

Reality knits itself around corners moments before we arrive.

I am dreaming.
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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from schmutzie.com, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, celebrates quality blogging with the canblogawards.com, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

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