July 16, 2017 by babylondogs
I don’t try to define life too strictly. Not anymore. But I’m in a place in life where my code is humility, honesty, horseplay. I’ve chosen this code not because it’s who I am, but who I think I should be. Who I can be. I’ve become humble enough to know I’m not humble enough. I’ve become honest enough to know I’m completely honest. (That’s a lie). And don’t even get me started on horseplay. Someone might get hurt. But it is this third one that I need to explore more. I take life far too seriously while God and Her angels laugh at my melancholy. It’s time to take the stick out of my rectum. It’s time to throw myself into the arena of life and play. Life is a joke, so why aren’t I laughing? Maybe I need to hurl myself at the punchlines. I go into this frightened, afraid I might lose a leg or bite off part of my tongue. But I think there’s an Alice in Wonderland reality on the other side of play, tomfoolery, rough housing, dark humour. I was reminded by a stranger today that “Some people didn’t wake up this morning. Don’t take life for granted.” To which I might add “God is a prankster, start playing along.” Horseplay is a gateway to getting a life. Right? If not, at least I can still work on the other two. How boring.