Friday, January 04, 2008

Where Was Moses When the Light Went Out?

He was (all together):

In the dark

Why do I think I first read that joke in Mark Twain? Perhaps, because I did.

Anyway, the lights went out today for several hours, which unsettled me and profoundly disturbed my Lady Wife, who fears the cold. She imagined we would have to flee the house to a hotel. She asked if we could bring in the kerosene-fuelled space heater that haven't used since I read about the trail of carnage they leave behind. This led to a moment. I know it's better to light a candle than curse the darkness, but my wife is willing to curse the darkness, light a candle and then curse the darkness again.

But in mid-afternoon the lights came back on, and all is at peace.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm reading Huck Finn right now.. and i don't understand that joke. What is Huck's reaction to Buck's joke supposed to indicate? Thank you.