Sunday, December 30, 2012

Hang if You Can Hang

After Jaspers had gone, Lilian asked, “Can you really do something for him?”

“Find out tomorrow,” Hall said.

“Why tomorrow?”

“Why not tomorrow?”

“Because you’ve left Mr. Jaspers and me hanging, and that’s not nice.”

“No it is not, “Hal admitted. “But it is extremely life-like. I have observed in my travels that life is precisely the state of hanging. The moral is, you must enjoy everything while hanging, because hanging is all you’ll ever be able to do.”

“Oh dear, that’s too deep for me.”

“Then go type a letter, or whatever it is you think you’re supposed to do.”

-       From Trip Out by Robert Sheckley

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