Friday, 19 March 2010


My father liked to tell riddles.  There was one that I remember him telling me and my sister when we were about 5 and 7 years old, respectively.  I wasn't really paying attention, but my sister was.  He looked her right in the eye, and said, "If you are an eye-tee, you are e."  At least, that's what it sounded like he was saying.  My sister kept trying to figure out what "eye-tee" and "e" referred to.  He was really only spelling out the word 'furniture', which I could pick up because I wasn't looking at him directly and watching any of the funny faces he was making.

Context is interesting in that way.  I'm hoping that life's other riddles similarly become clearer when I avert my eyes and stop trying.
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