Who’s for navel gazing?
THE NAVEL: What are you doing?
ME: Navel gazing.
THE NAVEL: Why?
ME: Because I’m curious. Why are you always looking out?
THE NAVEL: Because that’s the way I’m facing.
ME: See anything interesting?
THE NAVEL: I see nothing now.
ME: I’m something.
THE NAVEL: Not something I want to see.
ME: What do you want to see?
THE NAVEL: I don’t know. That’s why I’m looking out.
ME: Maybe you’re looking too far out. The interesting stuff is close.
THE NAVEL: Nonsense. If you want to see you must look out, everyone knows that.
ME: It’s not doing you much good, is it? Why don’t you try looking IN instead of OUT?
THE NAVEL: There’s nothing there but blood and guts.
ME: Oh my, look at the time! Gotta go! That’s pretty much all the time I have for navel gazing. Nice chatting with you, navel! (Privately) I don’t know why anyone would spend any amount of time navel gazing. The navel is neither interesting nor very astute.
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