Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Jump to the Left?

Well, then. Here we are at the end of a decade. A momentous occasion, to be sure, especially considering how quickly this year has passed. Riff Raff was correct; "It's astounding, time is fleeting."

So, dear reader, here is the question. Will we let madness take control?

I am all in favor of a little madness, a touch of nonsense. Without it, life would be incredibly dull. Take, for instance, the necklace I got for Christmas. It would be easy enough to simply say "thank you" when someone remarks on the fun eccentricity having a stylized octopus around my neck. That would be polite and, quite frankly, boring. Instead, I have taken to saying I have been inducted into the Cult of Cthulhu. This has rewarded me with many expressions of the "wtf?" variety (which I must say are absolutely hilarious). But I will continue to say this in the hope that one day I will be rewarded with a knowing nod, a wry smile, and a hastily mumbled "Cthulhu fhtagn."

And thus we come to the crux of my post. While you are busy plotting out your resolutions for the coming year I hope you will make room for a little bit of madness in your life. After all, according to that famous candy maker, a little nonsense now and then is treasured by the wisest men. Take time to daydream, be silly and spontaneous, and, occasionally, do the Time Warp.