I love the conversations I sometimes have with WaterWhabbit (Andy) (RoboChickie = me).
During the foot massage Andy woke me from a semi slumber with this:
WaterWhabbit: “would you rather hang yourself from a branch, a beam, the rafters or in the staircase?”
And this is the conversation that followed:
RoboChickie (after a short pensive pause): “a branch, definitely”
WaterWhabbit (surprised): “a branch, really? Why would you hang yourself from a branch?”
RoboChickie: “I red this poem once, it was about this guy who was walking through the forest, it was autumn, looking for a good branch to hang himself. It took him a while but he finally found one that fit his purpose. The next spring a couple, who where very much in love, where walking through the forest looking for a good spot to make love, until they found the man hanging from the branch which took all their lust away”.
RoboChickie: “Yeah, I’ll look it up for you, it’s in Dutch but maybe I can translate it for you. Where would you hang yourself?”
WaterWhabbit (directly): “from the rafters”
RoboChickie (surprised): “why from the rafters? What’s so special about rafters?”
WaterWhabbit (shrug): “I don’t know”
RoboChickie: “what made you come up with this question?”
WaterWhabbit: “just curious”
RoboChickie (very understanding): “oh, okay. But wouldn’t a branch be much better? I mean, where are you going to find rafters? Finding a branch would be much easier I think, you just walk into the forest.”
WaterWhabbit: “But you’ll have to find the perfect branch, that can’t be easy”.
RoboChickie: “Yes, but for a staircase you need a house, and a beam…. are you going to buy a barn just so you can hang yourself? That seems so …… But a staircase would look really cool I think!”
WaterWhabbit: “Yeah, that’s true. But your house used to have rafters and I like the symmetry of rafters. I need symmetry, you don’t need that, since you’re an artist.”
RoboChickie: “euh…oh….my house…. so you want me to find you?”
WaterWhabbit: “yeah why not?”
RoboChickie: “well, (pause to think) it would be kind of traumatic I guess.”
WaterWhabbit: “yeah that’s true. It would be a good way to get back at you though.”
WaterWhabbit (Shrug): “for what ever you’ve done.”
RoboChickie (Nodding understandingly): “hm, well that would be the ultimate break up, wouldn’t it?”
And what have we learned today, children? ” I can drive Andy to suicide…!” Yeaaaah!