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Meerkat: The Triumphant Return

Reunited and it feels so good.

Editor’s note: Meerkat returned to JB’s desk yesterday. He isn’t talking, but did leave this letter.

To my foster father JB,

As I sat in the conference room trying to remember the name of the girl who was wearing red (who likes empanadas and wears a lot of beautiful scarves), I was filled with panic when all I could come up with was that it started with a “kuh” sound. I began to think about all the things I fear.

I think what I fear the most would be losing my memory. What if I woke up one day and didn’t know my kids? I am also scared of the following: running out of ant larvae, being mistaken for an African Lemur and the shade of blue known as periwinkle. Anyway, there I was, filled with dread, imagining a situation where I wouldn’t know who I really was. This feeling was highlighted by the fact that you seemed to embody these fears by forgetting me and leaving me there—alone—to deal with my discovery.

I cannot thank you enough for that.  You have changed my life.

How I woke up the next morning in Shanghai doesn’t matter. What is important is that I had to get as far away from you as I could before I could find my own way home. In between climbing Everest, watching a monk die of starvation, saving a petit français garçon from being run over by a bicyclette, helping a Forever 21 buyer select cardigans for the fall collection and presenting the Crown Jewels to Her Majesty, I had plenty of time to think about my family.

My isolation created a desire so deep that I now know I will never forget them—I couldn’t. My experiences led to a breakthrough so powerful that I now know who I really am.

My time away from you created a profound hunger—I need you to feed me your wisdom. How did you know I needed this journey? You, foster dad JB, have saved me. Let us spend our last few days together soaking in each other’s glory and friendship.

Humbly yours,

Meerkat

Meerkat, Company Mascot

 

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On April 11th, 2012, posted in: Solutions by Tags: , ,
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  1. […] the surfing he did with Jon Freeberg out in San Diego or, it could his stint as a buyer out at the Forever 21 headquarters in LA, but our Meerkat can’t seem to stay away from the West […]

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