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"Keep your eye on the cheese"
by Jennifer Mally

I came across this little piece of cheese when I recently cleaned off my desk.  I painted it last year for my daughter's birthday party invitation envelope.  The invitation had a mouse theme, thus cheese… and, anyone who knows me knows it's not unusual for my desk to remain in a very cluttered state for immeasurable lengths of time.  I'm not going to discuss my nesting habits, my point is, this little piece of cheese has come to have some kind of strange hold on me.  I clipped it to the curtain that hangs directly in front of my desk so I can look at it whenever I want, and I do, frequently.  Every time I look at it, the same thought runs through my head, "Keep you eye on the cheese...Keep your eye on the cheese."  Like a mantra or a maxim...words with some profound meaning.  Keep your eye on the cheese?!  The most obvious thing I think it means is I'm nuts.  Other than that, perhaps it's a way of my subconscious telling me to "stay focused."  Or, since I'm a cheese lover, maybe it means "keep your eye on the things your love."  I don't know, and I guess it doesn't particularly matter.  It makes me smile.  That's enough.

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