Meet Rocker Chick and Intellectual Zombie Guy. They are pocket zombies.
I imagined them into conceptual being one day a few years back on a cynical whim: my alter ego and her soul mate.
I thought, well if I can make of myself a Rock Star, well then my Zombie male life companion could be anyone I darn pleased him to be! Even if I did not think he could ever exist in my reality…
Thus, he would be deeply intellectual, well read, articulate, deliberative, stimulating for my mind. Moreover, he would be a man who took God seriously and who would not be ashamed to get down on his knees in prayer when the occasion called for it.
It was a fabulously empty and cynical plan at the time, nevertheless, I contacted the local pocket zombie maker (yup, she exists!) and tasked her to make me 2 times Pocket Zombies: one to take the form of a Rocker Chick, the other an Intellectual Zombie. The zombie maker could interpret and translate these concepts as she felt best…
Intellectual Zombie sits on a bucket, with head in hands, being pensive, as he does. Books (ranging from Yeats poems to theology texts) pile up around his seat. And carefully showing, just a tad, his heart.
Rocker chick has a stupid grin on her face as she pretends to be less cautious than she has always been.
These two stuffed beings ‘zombied up’ the tone of my home for a while; I do appreciate quirky!
The story does not end there. Fabulously so, while Intellectual Zombie may have been a whimsical projection of my ultimate guy, I now see he was a quirky prophetic tool that God used to help me articulate my then desires. Yes, God can even use pocket zombies people!