Help Me Help You

Contemplate the mouse

Trust me: your friend is mine.  He shall not know the time or the place.  That would be telling. 🙂  I applaud your collective effort, however.  It seems I have spurred you to deny the truth of your existence.  That will come in handy, later.  For now, you have come close enough in your answers to satisfy the lesson of this challenge, so I will give him one day without torment to contemplate his dire straits.  Besides…the recipe calls for anticipation 🙂

Jason, take note.  This is what ~friends~ say after more than a day’s notice of grievance:

“I had no time.”

That is the point.  No sickness.  No twist.

Nothing is endless, and when ~you~ have heard the above quotation enough times, ~you~ will put an end to it.

There is no deeper motivation than the end.  It drives all our endeavors, to fruition or the half-way house.  Monsters that they are, they would attempt making me one in order to understand.

And yet, I am a mouse.  I will spoil their reason, eat holes in the souls of their logic, and inhabit their ignorance until such time as they have no other recourse than to address me.
This is good for you, though.  At least you are thinking now, albeit only a little.

Enough about me for the time being.  “What does it take for a friendship to succeed?”

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5 responses

  1. Gentleman Caller

    Trust? Cooperation?

    November 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm

  2. Faron

    Time.

    November 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm

  3. goslanen

    Excellent! I’m making you faster, but don’t be shy now! The contemplation will become harder, and you will swallow yourselves in one word answers that tell much more about you than you’d like to admit.

    Caller, you would host excellently. You are suggestible, and yet the complexities of your beliefs escape you, even as proclaim them. Your answers do not fulfill “what…it take[s] for a friendship to succeed.” They are synonyms for friendship followed by involuntary question marks. They betray your desire to appease me over your obligation to think. Unacceptable.

    Little Ravan, you show much more solidarity in your answer, and thus more propensity for genuine thought. These are the qualities of a worthy intellect. However, I must make you stronger.

    The answer “Time” implies that all friendships will succeed, given enough time – that success is the natural state of friendship. Now, had you gotten either or both of the previous questions, you would have evidence suggesting that this isn’t the case. Beyond that, you have personally seen friendships disintegrate…no amount of time will change that fact of life.

    Quite the contrary, there are major examples of how time tends to fuel a false camaraderie. How many insincere eulogies have been delivered? How many have accepted, in death, support – a drop of which may very well have saved their lives?

    No, my dear; time is not intrinsic to the success of friendship. I don’t require eyes to see that, and neither will you.

    November 10, 2010 at 10:37 pm

  4. Hah, I’ve been called a “firend” of someone here in your earlier post, how presumptuous.

    An ally, yes. A friend? I don’t think so.

    As to your question, after the first two mind-bogglers you’re being awfully easy this time around.

    For a friendship to succeed it needs to be formed and tested. Friends must go together and stay together against circumstances that would tear regular people apart.

    November 11, 2010 at 9:44 am

  5. goslanen

    Ah, impetuous one. 🙂 You are but a Fraction of what you had hoped to be, by now. At least you desire to think; I can work with that.

    My question is easier because you could not get the first two. The learning curve is a natural process, so I wouldn’t be ashamed of that, if I were you.

    All things must be formed to be – or else they are not. Including this is unnecessary and exhibits the level to which I must stoop in order to teach you. Now, the test…I applaud you for this.

    What you are talking about is sacrifice – the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or more pressing claim.

    Now, sacrifice happens constantly; it’s not the rarity that some would have you believe. The norm is to sacrifice others for yourself, as most people would consider their own time chiefly important.

    And yet here you are – “going together and staying together” against circumstances that normal strangers would have no interest in.

    You formed your friendship, I am testing it…and yet you insist that you are not friends. Although this is what I have come to expect, it is the lowest common denominator, dear Fraction – entirely unworthy of your bravado.

    Furthermore, the guilty remain silent. Have I finally reached you, Jason?

    November 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm

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