Questions for the Day
The question was: how much time went by after death yet before rebirth?
Was it fast, like microwave popcorn, or much longer? So I asked around.
A Hindu friend said it was instantaneous while his father mumbled
it took years. The good people at Grace Redemption Church of Our Lord
& Savior, Incorporated, said there was no such thing as rebirth—
at least physical rebirth—and I was on the wrong track. Overall, most
didn’t know. The lady-clerk at the DMV told me to try Google.
The question was: since the brain rids itself of junk through dreams,
should I ignore them completely? A lady walking her Lab past my house
said everything in dreams was symbolic and Wal-Mart sold books on dreams,
while another ignored my question and kept jogging. My Aunt in Ohio,
with whom I spoke by telephone, reminded me that angels spoke to people
in dreams, a long time ago and only on important subjects. Overall, though,
most didn’t know. One of the sandwich makers at Subway said to write
The question was: when could we phase out linear time and start circular time?
Mr. Chang, my acupuncturist, said right now! After all, time already moved
in a circle. My neighbor groaned it would cost too much and jabbed me
with his finger. The same folks at the aforementioned Grace Redemption
Church said time was moving towards a showdown between good and evil,
straight-away, and was unstoppable. By the end of the day, most didn’t know.
Our cat, Cosmo, misheard linear time as dinner time and meowed for food.