Episode 21: Part 2 of “The Rad Flea Party”
Alex resigned himself to the fact that they
would not admit knowing him
(even if they didn’t know him).
“Now I am getting as looney
as they are” he said
to himself as he
“We should be moving along with the orientation” remarked the beaver.
“Orientation – - – Orientation” bubbled the fish.
With obvious glee, he clapped his fins together,
and puffed out his gills with anticipation.
The moose opened the session by asking Alex
if he was more comfortable with a
republic form of government
or a radical form.
Alex stood back with furrowed brow.
He could not place the question
in the context of a corporate
His mind tumbled
over and over
combinations and permutations
of what the question
if it meant
He finally asked the moose
“What do you mean
by your question?”
“My good man” replied the moose,
“I mean nothing by my question.
Questions search for answers;
and meaning. A question is
incapable of any meaning;
even if it has no context.
Questions seek meaning.
Now answer my
“I meant nothing by my answer” stated Alex.
“You didn’t answer” retorted the moose.
“You asked a question and therefore
I know that you did not mean
anything by it.”
(Alex wondered if this moose was his old friend or an imposter)
The fish bubbled wild-eyed in his bowl.
The beaver remained silent.