When Suddenly Nothing Happened..

I was in the drama club in high school.  We performed a Monty Python skit one year.  I don’t remember the whole skit.  I just remember this one line that ends in “when suddenly, nothing happened!”.  This could be my tag line.

It’s not really the fact that nothing happens as much as it is my expectation, each and every time I step out the door, that something will happen, and then nothing does.

See that guy over there?  No, not that one, the other one.  See him?  Don’t you think he’s acting a little odd?  No?  Well, I do, so I will memorize his clothing in case I’m asked later.  And what about that car there, the gray one.  Didn’t that car just go by in the opposite direction 5 minutes ago?  Yes, I remember the license plate.  Maybe the driver lives in this neighborhood or just maybe the driver is casing the neighborhood.  Hmmm.  The lawn hasn’t been cut here in awhile.  Usually the elderly gentleman who lives here is meticulous about lawn care.  Do you suppose he’s alright?  Come to think of it, I haven’t seen him in a couple of weeks….do you smell something?

Oh. My. God.  Up in the sky!  What is that?  Is that…is that a space ship?  It doesn’t seem to be moving.  It’s  like it’s just hovering there,  and plumes of smoke are coming out of the bottom.  They seem to be shimmering, as though the spaceship is emitting some odd gas. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.

Oh….I guess it is just a plane….

Everywhere I go, everything I do, I’m seeking out the nearest exit and watching for anything suspicious.  You’re welcome.

Apparently, I’m not the only caretaker of the world out there. Take a look at this photo of God peering  from the clouds, snapped by an amateur photographer walking the beach.

I’m Watching You!

Chicken out

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  2 comments for “When Suddenly Nothing Happened..

  1. July 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Then suddenly, nothing happened – love that line. Reminds me of something Stephen Leacock would write. One of my favourite of his lines was – “he flung himself on his horse and rode madly off in all directions”.

    Chicken, and a cloud-God: both looking out for the world. I'll sleep well tonight 🙂

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  2. July 24, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I like that line, too. I've heard it but didn't know who to thank. I'm happy someone will sleep well. Me and cloud God, we've got this.

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