Art and the philosophy of life

Morning Star…4

“So,” said Zip, gathering the paper wrappers from their lunch, wadding everything into a tight ball, and tossing it into the trash can.  “Do angels sing?  I mean there’s a lot of stories about heavenly choirs and all that kind of thing.”

“Some of them hum a little.”

“You’re teasing me, aren’t you?”

“Maybe,” he said, smiling.  “No they don’t really sing, or wear robes, or have rings around their heads.  They are alien beings, not holy, or spiritual beings, anymore than you guys are.”

“No Rock and Roll?”

“Only when they come here.  When they’re here they do everything you do and pretty much drain all of you, leaving your bodies and spirits torn and sometimes dead.  You’re like catnip to them, only a billion times stronger.”

“Are there babies left behind.”

“Definitely not,” said Lucifer, uncomfortably.  “I mean if you matched a monkey with a pigeon, would there be babies?”

Are they like pigeons,” she gasped, shocked.

“No, that was just an example.”

“Oh, good, because I really like pigeons.”

“Aren’t you supposed to be in school?”

“I can read and write better than my teachers, so what are they going to teach me?  I’ve already read more books than they have and I’m bored to tears.  I’ve learned more from you today, than I’ve learned from them ten and a half years.  Although, I did like a couple of my teachers.  They were really cool and knew a lot of interesting things.  I guess that’s why they made them go away.”

“It might be,” agreed Lucifer.  “I’ve listened in on more than a few classes and believe me, the stuff they tell you is made up.  None of it’s real.  Oh, sure the names might be real but everything else is a lie.”

“That’s why I’m not in school.”

“Where does your mom think you are?”

“In school.”

“Don’t they call her?”


“Doesn’t she care?”

“She’s an artist.”

“Well, that explains it.”

“My dad’s is a musician.”

“You’re a lucky kid, riding the creative wave.  Digging the vibes, man.”

“You can be totally weird sometimes.  Like someone changes your channels and you go from one old tv show to another.”

“Perfect analogy.”

“I thought so.”

“I like you, Zip.”

“I like you too, Lucifer.”




Comments on: "Morning Star…4" (2)

  1. Looks like Morning Star will lead to next years Star!
    Quite enjoyable!

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