Lamont and Dude’s Fabled Existence

“The soft big flakes struggled against the warmth of the air, but they had no chance. Before 10 am everything had turned to rain. Nature relentlessly ignored their preferences with the arbitrary rationale, ‘It’s only October!'”

“What are you up to, Dude?”

“Trying to write a story. A fable, actually, about the weather.”

“By definition, fables have personified animals.”

“I wanted to personify weather, you know, kind of a new take on the whole fable thing.”

“Who’s the protagonist?”

“Snow.”

“That won’t last long.”

“You think you’re SOOOO funny, Lamont.”

“Yeah, well, I am.”

“Looking.”

“Cheap, predictable shot, Dude. Why don’t you change your fable to write about the ‘living in the moment’ fallacy?”

“How is that a fallacy?”

“Think about it. You’re a sweet ginormous apatosaur. You get up early to do your spiritual practice which consists of numerous repetitions of, ‘Live in the moment,’  before the sun rises completely. You finish, and just as you are about to begin your inane breakfast of leaves and such you’re set upon by a troop of hungry velociraptors.”

“Been there, done that.”

“Wait Dude. Your spiritual practice is still in your mind, even though its moment has passed, and you are suddenly blasted by the sacred internal light of understanding. You realize that maybe the moment sucks and you DON’T want to live there and you’d have been better off looking around for predators lurking in your future.”

“Ah, so that’s the fable. The moral of the story is?”

“Plan ahead? Watch where you’re going? Look out, something’s going to eat you? The future is uncertain and the end is always near? I don’t know.”

***

Lamont and Dude are character I came up with a few years ago. They have the uncanny ability to remember many of their previous incarnations which gives them a unique perspective on life, the universe and everything.

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4 thoughts on “Lamont and Dude’s Fabled Existence

  1. “Plan ahead? Watch where you’re going? Look out, something’s going to eat you? The future is uncertain and the end is always near?”

    Make that a cross-stitch and I’ll hang it on my wall!

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