Monday, April 6, 2009

So I Can't Sleep. Again...

I tried to do some real writing to kill time, or hopefully make me tired, but it didn't work, so I went back to reading. Killed The Gate House, by Nelson DeMille. Okay if you're already a fan, but not his best work. So I moved on to Fates Worse Than Death, by Kurt Vonnegut. In the interest of full disclosure. Vonnegut has been one of my favorite writers since high school, so it may not be a shock that at the beginning of chapter two he wrote something that I found to be brilliant. Here goes:

"If a maiden sits on the ground in a clearing in a forest where a unicorn lives, they say, the unicorn will come up to her and put its head in her lap. That is the best way to catch a unicorn. This procedure must have been discovered by a maiden who sat down in a clearing with no intention of catching a unicorn. The unicorn with its head in her lap must have been an embarrassment."

Now we know the best way to catch a unicorn, but to catch it doing what?

That's all. Now I need to find something to knock me unconscious. Perhaps a hammer...

4 comments:

ann marie said...

Unicorns were a medieval symbol for Christ. The maiden represents the Virgin Mary.

Betsy R said...

No need to pull out the hammer; try the boot! I swear, 80% of the time, it works every time. That is, if you don't mind sleeping on the bathroom floor...

Manasse said...

Sunny Muffins

seeryanrun said...

that is just messed up, manasse