Talking again with the Sun

I laid out on the grass, looking up at the Sun. I said, “I appreciate that you don’t charge me for you shining services.”

The Sun said, “I hadn’t considered that before. What would you pay for these rays?”

I said, “I was saying that I’m grateful they are free.”

The Sun said, “But if you did pay, how much would it be?”

Knowing that the Sun knew nothing about our monetary system, I said, “A handful of dirt.”

Suddenly the Sun went out. Everything was pitch black. The temperature plummeted to 40 below and falling. I barely shivered out the words, “$12,000 dollars.”

The Sun went back on in full. The Sun said, “Isn’t it a lovely day?”

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