©Vince Pawless 2019

Jump start, jump ship, jump off the roof of the world. Jump stakes, jump bail, jump higher than you have before, er since. Jump out of an airplane, jump out of your skin, jump the hell out of the way. Jump over the moon, wanna see me do that again? Jump to attention, jump to conclusions, jump up off my ass. If you prance you jump, if you strut you jump, if you sashay you jump. If you swagger you jump.

Diving is jumping, springing is jumping, flying is jumping. You jump if you parachute, you jump if you flinch, you jump if you twitch. When you startle you jump, when you wince you jump. The price jumps, the thought jumps into yer head, if it balloons it jumps, in size, or shape. If it blows up it jumps, a leap is a jump, a jump is a leap. Leapfrog is a jump. Jump the queue, jump the fence, jump over. If you assault, or attack you jump. You can jump on it, you can jump off the wagon, you can jump to yer peril, you can jump to yer benefit, it all depends on when you hit the ground. If you pounce you jump, if you descend upon you jump.

Saw two guys jump an unsuspecting man in the parking lot. Jump at the opportunity. If you know someone in the biblical sense you jump. If you hop you jump, if you bobble you jump, if you seesaw you jump. If you waggle you jump, if you bounce you jump, if you jiggle you jump, if you joggle you jump. If you free fall you jump. Jump from a ledge into a pool of water, get a jump on yer competitors. Evolution is a jump, progress is a jump, metamorphosis is a jump, a turning point is a jump, an upheaval is a jump. After all this, don’t get comfortable the future is a jump, too.

Musings on a matchbook.


©Vince Pawless 2019

Magic trick, magic hat, magic wand, magic word, say the magic words, I Love You. An illusion is magic. Sleight of hand is magic. What is up yer sleeve is magic. What is behind yer back is magic, wanna see me pull a rabbit out of my hat? An incantation is magical, if itz supernatural itz magical. Magic can drive sickness from the body. A wizard of great magic, his recovery was magical. A mystical influence is magic. A magic charm, a magic amulet, a magic carpet, a magic man, a magical touch, a magical dream, a magical place to hide from the rest of the unimaginative world.

The magic of music, the magic spell, magic beauty, magic dances. To create as if by magic. Quasi magic, to fly as if by magic, magical thinking, magic bullet, magician with a magical flute. A magician with an attitude, a magician of great alchemy. Magic lantern, a magic mountain, a magic number, a triangle is a magic, a liquid is a magic, fire is a magic. Enchantment is magic, fortune telling is magic, hocus-pocus is magic, magnetism is magic. Magic is otherworldly.

Sleight of hand is magic, the prophecy was magic, the occult is magic. Soothsaying is magic, witchcraft is magic, voodoo is magic. Spellbinding magic, smoke and mirrors is magic, sorcery is magic. Otherworldly magical, telekinesis is magic. Magic can be spooky, magic can be uncanny, magic can be wonderful. Magic is for sorcerers, spellbinding magic, magic is miraculous. And just when I thought magic had no place in my sad, little world I find magic is for kids. I’m saved.

The trick is to use the conventions
in your work to create an interpretation
that is like no other.  That’s art.