The Introductionby John Howard
September 1, 2009
She appeared so suddenly and grapes fell from her hair oh and clouds from her gown floated to the corners of the room, and she asked Who are you? I told her my name and my nationality and my ancestry and my hometown and my college and my social security number, 043-85-2091. She started to frown, so I told her my favorite color and baseball team and who I voted for in 1984 and the names of all the people whose autographs I could have gotten if I had wanted, Jack Klugman, for example. She said no, who are you really? I told her about love and lust and God and the universe, citing telling points from both personal experience and theoretical physics but She said not quite so I told her who I thought I was, my 26 best theories. Three days and nights went by, hot tears rolled down my cheeks as I told her The Story Of My Life, and... She made a funny face, and shook her head, and said You don’t seem anything like that to me.