Monday, January 19, 2015
UFOs Like Riddles
"You-Eff-Oh, if you don't mind."
"I'm Geo. You don't really have a name, do you?"
"Uh, no, I travel light."
"So what brings you --may I call you 'U'?-- to my garden tonight?"
"I just saw you looking up in the dark. I've seen you do that a lot over the years and thought I'd visit."
"Thank you U. I appreciate the company. Been here long then?"
"Oh yes. I love to roam over the towns as they go to sleep and watch the few restless bits of traffic --engines starting and lonely cars stirring like fevered dreams."
"That's your assignment, your whole mission to this planet?"
"No, that would be silly. It's just that I've been here so long...if I knew now what I knew then..."
"Ah, I understand. We humans have a similar saying: If I knew then what I know now, surely I have forgotten it."
"Or, you could have accomplished all you've done since in ten minutes. Funny humans."
"Funny UFOs. You remind me of someone I used to know."
"Me, or someone else --I forget. Do you remember what planet you came from?"
"Only that it was an unhappy place. Contentious populace. Our tolerance of each other was considered a recurring miracle. It comprised our whole religion. Many of us volunteered to explore the universe.
"I'd like that, U."
"But Geo., there must be so many people, like you, whom you could get along with easily."
"Oh I get along fine! But try to understand, there is nobody else like me --sometimes I can't even do it."
"Is this a rare condition?"
"Certainly not. Everybody on Earth suffers from it."
"Then, you ARE all alike! Hahaha--Zooooom!"
"Hey U! Come back here...oh dang, out-riddled by a UFO again!"
For Brigitta: My Aventures On Kaboom