Fri, 12 Mar 2004

Hey. Had a dream about you. Well, it wasn’t really about you, but you were in it.

I was at a party along with Jenn, Kurt, Warren, Stu, you, and a few other people. One of the games at this party involved some kind of exercise bike that was hooked up to a computer. If you pedalled the exercise bike long enough, and with a steady enough rhythm, you moved up through a series of levels that were represented by flashing animal icons on the computer screen – beaver, rat, duck, etc.

Stu rode the exercise bike the longest and reached the level of water buffalo. Everyone was pretty impressed. But then, after everyone had given up and moved on to a different room, I decided to try the game. I sat on the exercise-bicycle and pedalled away for hours. Finally I reached the level of water buffalo. But I just kept on pedalling, and I reached an even higher level, where I was summoned into the presence of a disembodied voice who asked me to design a Scrabble tile with a symbol that would represent all human knowledge. Rather than create a tile, I submitted a tiny slip of paper with the words “Who are we to contemplate infinity?” written on it. The disembodied voice acknowledged this as the correct answer, and I was declared the winner of the game.

Then I was returned to the party, where everyone was excited that I had won the game. All the girls kissed me on the lips. Then I went into another room, where I found you eating a giant doughnut. You were unaware that you had chocolate glazing and coconut crumbs smeared all over your face. I pointed it out and you laughed.


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