Background Noise

(Portions from that recent, well publicized debate fought over near the brewery):

“Living life and talking about life are two different things.” 
“That may be, but note that a real part of living life is in talking about it.”  And the first debater replies, “I’ll have to get back with you on that one.”  Which, of course neither he nor you ever did.



Here, as in most realities, there is a universal background noise.  You don’t have to be a scientist to search for or study it; you carry it around with you.



Insofar as expecting extraordinary, transitional events in his life, this one man says he would now be satisfied if, just once before he dies, he has an “in the body experience.”



A fan writes to say that “Giving your problems names won’t help a damn bit.”  The letter is signed, “Mr. Williams, along with Bruno and Lawrence.”



In a fit of surprising autocratic clarity, one king announced that he was fully prepared to let his reputation be based solely on what people thought of him.