Living in a Bubble

October 12, 2009

ilustra 31

The Bubble

Her name is Donna and she lives in a bubble with a wonderful view.

A view of the Eiffel Tower.

She has a young and handsome boyfriend who is 15 years younger than she is.

He is a French artist and his accent drives her crazy.

Every time he utters her name with declarations like “Je t’aime,” she is reminded of how happy and fortunate she is.

“Donna, Je t’aime,” the young lover whispers to her pleasure.

His name is Pierre. He just loves her.  He just can’t live without her.

Before the Bubble

She had been very sensitive. She was fragile. She had self-esteem issues.

She felt an emotional hole, something almost physical, a constant pressure on her solar plexus, and an immense necessity to escape.

She had been lost.  She had felt insecure.

She had ached to be loved, to be accepted.

She had always felt that she was different and never fit in with others.

With no friends, she had been completely isolated.

She didn’t even know how to go about making friends.

How could she carry on a conversation? Everything seemed superficial to her.

Not that she didn’t like to talk about day to day events, some superficial things, but it never felt right.

Her sense of inadequacy was self-defeating and overwhelming, as if she always had the wrong commentary to make, the wrong perception, the wrong idea.

But this was all in the past- before she had found the bubble with a majestic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

That’s the beauty of her bubble.

It offers a great view regardless of her location.

How everything changed

She has no idea how, but  she looked taller, skinnier, and much cuter.

She was rejuvenated.

She knew nobody could tell that she was 55. She appeared 30, maybe even younger.

She was smart, beautiful, and charming.

She was famous, too.  A talented, a prolific writer.

The bubble had changed her entire life.

All she had to do was…

The sofa

She has a lush sofa to luxuriate on by the window.  She sits by the bay window in the bubble overlooking the Swiss Alps, curled up with various lovers.  She has more than one to be sure, more than two, three.  She really doesn’t know how many lovers she has.

She has found that love is as limitless as the alpine vistas.

She spends her days and nights there, living her fantastic life, having hot sex, gazing out the window of her bubble in wonderment of the astonishing view of the Great Wall of China.

Everything she wanted was right there.  The view, the lovers.

All she had to do was crack open a bottle and poof!  The magic happened at once; and her body, her soul, her thoughts, her feelings, all wafted into the bubble.

She never ever drank alone.

If it so happened that Pierre was busy and could not visit, she could always pick up the phone and call her other close friends.

“Hi, it’s Donna…  I just wanted to tell you how much I love you.  I love you so much.  Have I ever told you that?  You’re such a good friend to me and I know you’d never let me down… What?  Have I have been drinking?  Well yeah, a little, why?”

She lives in a great bubble with a magnificent view of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum of Mausolus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, and remarkably, she just started dating Brad Pitt.


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Antonio Costa Neto is freelancer writer and has worked in some of the most important ad agencies in Brazil and the United States. He now lives in Miami where he owns and operates a marketing consultant company. Throughout his career in advertising, he has won top international awards in the Cannes, London and New York festivals, as well as in the Clio Awards and many Latin American festivals. Antonio Costa Neto has written numerous plays and screen plays in Brazil.
Womb Wrecker Syndrome is his second book.Antonio holds a BA in philosophy and sociology from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.


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2 Responses to “Living in a Bubble”

  1. Marcos said

    Um novo livro está surgindo. E pelo andar dos posts será muito bom.

  2. acostaneto said

    Opa , o primeiro comentário num Post a gente nunca esquece.
    Parabéns pela nova sede.
    Como te falei numa resposta num dos posts, tentei responder mas todos os emails voltaram.

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