Friday, April 10, 2015
What you can do with ponies
In an absurd context that's not worth going into, I thought of a quote. I ascribed it to Mark Twain, as is the current tradition, and after it got its small laugh I wrote it down. I liked the quote. But I write a blog, not a twitter account, so it's hard to know what to do with a quote. Usually it's a matter of figuring out what it's the concluding sentence to.
Perhaps it would be simpler to have a twitter account for it. Perhaps I would be one of the finest tweeters on the Internet! I mean, I've already written:
The cream rises to the top, and dead things float.
Babies might not be so great, but they just get worse the more the years go by.
It's not that I don't hear God, it's that he seriously won't shut up!
And on and on.
But I know where all that leads.
Once upon a time I wrote some blog-like pieces and I thought "I bet if I really applied myself, of all the things I've ever done, I could have a brilliant blog."
And I'm afraid you'll find this a tad immodest, but I do indeed now write a mighty blog, a great blog, a blog for the ages.
But that doesn't make it popular, or well read.
Which brings me to that Mark Twain quote that's not by Mark Twain:
"Even if you have a flying pony, you still have to stable it somewhere."
And that would be the sad end of this post. But then I thought of a new, related, and better quote:
"Even if you have flying pony, only one person can ride it at a time."