It’s been almost a year, you feel like writing anything yet?
I don’t know, maybe, how about you? You got anything to say?
Well, you’re the one that’s always spouting off, I bet we’d both be better off if you just typed it instead of spewing it.
Yeah, funny, you’re killing me here. I’ll just shut up from now on.
Oh, come on, I was just joking. Why so sensitive all of a sudden?
Sensitive? I’m not the only one with a mouth, you know. You’re no mime either.
True. So, how about it, feel like writing anything?
Sure, we can try it. What’ll it be? I’m drawing a blank here.
Well, there’s a lot going on in the world right now. Maybe some current events?
Man, the present always gets me down. We’re so cruel to each other these days. Wouldn’t surprise me a bit if mankind ended up taking each other out in a circular firing squad.
Yes, but by the time you hear about the cruelty, it’s already the past.
What? The past? Are you nuts? It’s 24/7 wall-to-wall coverage, how can it be the past?
Our modern media causes us to relive past moments as if they were a never-ending present, but even news is still the past. We should learn from the past, but we shouldn’t dwell on it.
Yeah, okay Buddha, but what are we gonna do about it? This can’t keep happening, something’s got to give, I can’t take it any more!
Oh, but now, grasshopper, you are looking at the future. We have no idea what the future will bring. We shouldn’t dwell on the uncertainty of the future, but our modern media feeds us a never-ending stream of worry about the future.
Yeah, sure thing Mr Miyagi, wax on, wax off. I’ll just roll over on my back and go belly up to the future! How’s that?
Now you’re mistaking worrying about the future with planning for the future. They’re two entirely different things.
OK, so I can’t dwell on the past, and I can’t worry about the future, just what can I do?
Learn from the past so that the present can influence the future.
Dude, you have got to quit reading those Far Eastern philosophy self-help books. You sound like some kind of wack-doodle. I don’t know why I hang out with you. I did not sign up for this!
Yeah, well, you’re kind of stuck with me, it’s that whole multiple personalities thing.
Who’s in charge here? Conductor! Stop this train! I want off! Right now!
Oh, now you’re embarrassing us. Sorry, folks.