Zeus Contemplates the Meaning of Existence, January 2020
Posted on January 19, 2020 Posted by John Scalzi 11 Comments
He’s been contemplating the meaning of existence for a while now. I don’t think he’s gotten particularly far with it, but to be fair, I don’t know that anyone else has really done all that much better than he has. So there’s that.
I’m back home, after a few days in suburban Detroit for the ConFusion convention, where I signed books, did a reading and DJed a dance. I especially like doing that last part. A lovely weekend despite the cold and snow. I did not spend that much time contemplating the meaning of existence, however, so Zeus is ahead of me on that one. Good for him.
He looks rather sad.
There are birds out there he can’t hug with his teeth.
“If a mouse is too big for one’s mouth, does one still have the right to nom?”
adonisus, that’s called squirrels. And one of my cats says he could totally catch them if I’d let him out, but he normally just watches them out the window, or if they’re on they balcony he’ll charge at them, stopping at the screen door.
He also watches it rain, if it’s doing that.
I think it says something about my OWN mood that I heard him saying this in Alan Rickman’s ‘Marvin the Paranoid Android’ voice : “Pardon me for breathing… oh God I’m so depressed. Life! Don’t talk to me about life.”
As Gene Weingarten says, the Meaning of Life is that it ends.
Meanwhile, the General contemplates the on-coming campaign season.
Zeus, as senior cat, is contemplating avian tooth snuggles.
“A battalion, and some well built defensive positions, and Ohio could be mine”
As the General should. I can relate to Zeus on his delay of thought. Its a slippery slope. Especially if the poor thing isnt equipped before heading out
I approve of his contemplation. I, too, am contemplating.