We don't know where we came from.
We don't know where we're going to.
But in between, we think we know where we are and "we" try like hell to hold on to the mortal interlude, to enjoy it, to understand it. Two of the three are impossible. Although sometimes "enjoyable", the incomprehendible interlude, the mortal coil, will always slip away.
So we have a question mark at the beginning and a question mark at the end but in the middle we have an exclamation point.
Some of us, I suppose have an additional asterisk in the middle...see Roger Maris.
Some of us, I suppose have an additional dollar sign in the middle....see the Facebook Guy.
Some of us have an additional + in the middle.....see Wilt Chamberlain
but all of us have the ! point in the middle
and the question marks that surround the !
Because we don't know where we come from and we don't know where we're going to.
Some of us know and love the parents that we come from but where did they come from etc and where did all those people go..long time passing.
Were they ever here?
One of the rules of a dream is that within the dream, you can not remembver how you got into the dream. A dream always occurs "in media res", in the middle of things.
Things, in this case being question marks.
Middle in this case being exclamation points.
Therefore in the middle of the dream of question marks is the dream of exclamation marks.
A dream within a dream.
The guy I Invented named Poe was right, almost.
He forgot about the airquotes.
In lipstick land "everything" needs an airquote.
" ? ! ? " is a dream within a dream within a dream.
" ? ! ? " is everything that you've just read and everything that you will ever read.
" ? ! ? " is Thornton Krell.
And I am he as you are me and we are all together.
© 2010 Thornton Krell - 11/1/10