“THE BETTER”

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Life would get better when I could eat with a fork instead of a spoon.  The grownups ate with a fork.  My big sister ate with a fork.  Why couldn’t I eat with a fork?

“You’re too young to use a fork,” said my Mommy.  “Wait until you get older.”

And then I got older.  And then I got to use a fork.  Life got better for an instant, and then “the better” was gone.

Life would get better when I could use a pen.  The Grade Three-ers used a pen, but Grade Two-ers, like me, had to use a pencil.

And then I passed from Grade Two to Grade Three and used a pen.  Life got better for an instant, and then “the better” was gone.

I thought life would get better when I finished school; I thought life would get better when I got a job; I thought life would get better when I had my place and lived alone; I thought life would get better when I left my place and married; I thought life would get better when I separated and lived alone again.  But “the better”  always lasted an instant.  What has to happen to make “the better” last?  A visit from Mr. Godot?

 

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About Gary Johnston

I am an imaginary number -- a symbol used to count and measure. As Senior Imaginary Number at Einstein Equations Incorporated, I facilitate the calculation of the impossible.

Posted on December 7, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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