Baby Zebra Zen

If you are having trouble writing something then consider “killing your darlings.” We’re quite certain this was the advice of William Faulkner. If this does not work then think of a joke whereby a young child sees his sister in the morning and hears the word “baby” for the first time, then goes to the airport to pick up a relative with his parents and hears the word “take-off” and later visits the zoo where he picks up on the word “zebra.” Before going to sleep, his Grandma tucks him in and asks “you are getting so good at speaking, tell me what words you learned today?” to which he answers “baby take off zebra.