Monthly Archives: April 2012
“Whew! My Constant Companion was a heavy post. Dark, very dark. You’re an imaginary number. Why the dark mood?”
My good friend Mark Twain once said, ‘The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.’ I find dark moods the other side of being funny. I take humor seriously. This is something most people do not understand. Just because I joke about something does not mean that I don’t take it seriously. And just because I take something seriously doesn’t mean that I can’t joke about it. I cannot take anything seriously unless I can joke about it.
“So your brooding produces humor?”
And the humor produces brooding. One does not exist without the other – at least for me. But you should know this. You’re a voice inside my head.
“Just because I exist inside your head does not mean that I know everything that goes on inside your head.”
Well then who or what are you?
“I am creative energy. I chose this lifetime to live inside your head as a voice. I enjoy expressing myself in whatever way I can, and I enjoy helping you to express yourself.”
But you sometimes tell me funny things. Don’t you ever have dark moods?
“I am creative energy. I don’t believe that brooding is the other side of being funny. You do.”
You’re telling me that I don’t have to have dark moods? I don’t have to cover my shyness with joking and laughing?
“That’s right. There is only one principle running the universe: Believing Makes It So. Everything is true because believing makes it so. Believe something different, and something different becomes true.”
Why do I get the feeling that you are more than creative energy?
“How many voices in your head does it take to change a light bulb?”
I don’t know. How many?
“None! Whoever heard of a voice in your head needing a light bulb?”
You’re more than creative energy, aren’t you?
“Why did the voice in your head cross the road?”
I don’t know.
“To buy light bulbs it did not need.”
You’re avoiding my question. Are you going to tell me?
“I’ve told you enough.”