Wednesday, June 2, 2010The following conversation happened via text message.
J: "A man coughed violently, and his false teeth shot across the room and smashed against the wall. “Oh, dear,” he said, “whatever shall I do? I can’t afford a new set.” “Don’t worry,” said his friend. “I’ll get a pair from my brother for you.” The next day the friend came back with the teeth, which fitted perfectly. “This is wonderful,” said the man. “Your brother must be a very good dentist.” “Oh, he’s not a dentist,” replied the friend, “he’s an undertaker.”
M: "LOL! How dare you?"
J: "Get out of bed! It's 1:30 in the afternoon!"
Out of nowhere, M. decides to answer my questions from last week. What have you learned from reading about yourself on this blog? What do you hope to learn before the blog ends next month?
M: "I've learned to take more responsibility for the things I say and do. I've learned to be more aware of who I am and how people perceive me. There is a world of difference between being my normal self around folks who I believe are not paying attention to me or who will forget any silly thing I do after five minutes, and thinking it might end up on a blog for those folks to re-live over and over."
J: "WHO IS THIS?! AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH M?!?"
M: "I've also learned how important it is to be who you are no matter who we find ourselves surrounded by or what circumstances we're in, and I think that of you as well. I've learned that life is what we choose to see and not what might be considered as real, and that we do what we can to be excited about it. Your need for creating, developing and writing is who you are and what you are meant to do. Your ability to take the most uninteresting, maybe even boring, scenario and put it into words for strangers and people you know to read and laugh so hard they cry is special and awesome and can't be suppressed no matter what. Being who you are is stronger than perception, surroundings, upbringing, time, politics or social standards."
J: "Wow... thank you, M. That was very thought out and well put... Did you sluff work to put that together?"
J: "Hahaha! Nice. ;) NOW GET OUT OF BED!!"
M: "What makes you think I'm in bed?"
J: "Because you're not at work and it's 2:00 in the afternoon, so what else would you be doing besides looking at porn on the internet and sleeping in?"
M: "You know me too well."