A Short History of Sublime Moments on Hold

by Amy Gerstler

Press one if you’d like to speak to Attila the Hun. 

Press two if your Jacuzzi is filled with eels. 

Press three if bitten by an animal you teased while it was eating. 

Press four if being heartsore dulls you to the delights of this world 

Press five to put continents between you and a thriving former love. 

Press six if your whiskey “fix”  
(that floaty limbo following on the heels of your initial sip)  is the high point of your day. 

Press seven to hear actor Kevin Bacon explain the limbic system. 

Press eight to be connected to an invertebrate. 

Press nine to explore origins of the phrase “time out of mind.” 

Press ten to listen to Neanderthal bone-flute music again