Story about a celestial traveler holidaying on earth.
“In a far off galaxy in the middle of the universe, there lives a group of beings called
“The Time Lords”, who watch over all creation. They are responsible for maintaining the evolution of all life forms throughout their domain. Every so often each one goes on vacation.
One of them was called “Crobe”, and his turn came up to have a holiday. So, he contacted his galaxy travel agent to see what was available. “Well Crobe,” his travel agent said, “we have on the outer edges of our own star system the “Red” planet, where you can just lay back and enjoy every pleasure in existence.”
Crobe replied; “I went there last time and it is wonderful, but I want something move exotic;” Well then, how about the “Green” planet in the start cluster 401, where you just lay back in the mist of perfect tranquility and peace; very popular at the moment”; “No”, Crobe answered, “I want something more challenging.”
The travel agent looked thoughtful for a moment, then said. “Ah, I think I have just the thing for you. In the far reaches of the universe there is a very small star cluster called the “Milky Way”; God knows where they got the name from. In it, there is this “Blue” planet where you can play lots of games with yourself, and other “Time Lords” who are on holiday there. The principal game is “hide and seek; very popular with everyone who goes there; and before you go, you get to select how many lifetimes you want, and which principle game you play in each life. As there is no time in our dimension, you can have any number of lifetimes. Then, once there, you give up all memory of who you are, so that you can seek yourself with each life game.
Between games you get to select which principal game you want to play in finding yourself for the next one, as well as what gender you want. With each life time game, there are a couple of very funny games called “families and relationships”. “You’ll get a million laughs out of those ones.”
Crobe looked interested. “This sounds great. Tell me some of the other games I can play while I’m trying to find myself”.
“Well, there is quite a list of them; and you get to play almost all of them throughout your vacation.” A very popular one is called “the warrior” game. This is to see how many times you can get killed in battle, or die violently, while helping other vacationers do the same. It’s so funny, and the funniest thing about this one is, that everyone takes it so seriously; most get to play this about 200 times.
You’ll kill yourself laughing at this one; it is the “Merchant game”. This is to see how many times you can get rich, and loose it all in one lifetime; very interesting and entertaining.
What about this one; it is called the “Workers” game. The idea is to do the same thing every day for eight hours a day for about fifty years. You are given just enough money to feed your family and get drunk occasionally; or if your gender is female, you get to see how many times you can clean your house, and cook meals before you wear your body out. I haven’t quite figured this one out yet, but I think it is to assist other vacationers back into the game that they call “Birth”.
But this one you’ll love; it’s called the “learning” game; which is to see how many systems and concepts called philosophies in finding yourself that you can collect in one game. Once you get good at this one, it stretches out into what is called “The Teachers” or “Guru” game, where you think you are enlightened, and help other vacationers to play the “Learning” game.
But the most popular of all, and here is the good news, you get to play this one, along with each of the other games it’s called the “victim-suffering” game. This will knock you over with laughter; you get to see how many situations you can turn into disasters; how many times you can die from disease; how many times you can cause, what they call “feelings of unhappiness”. Apparently, you have to train your mind to make things wrong and judge them as bad. I could never get the hang of it myself; apparently they send you to a special school to learn it properly. Prior to that, you get an initial training in it from other vacationers who are playing the “Parent” game. With practice you will soon get it though”. Crobe; “this sounds great; sign me up”.
I really love that little story because it is so true and so humorous; we need to lighten up and not take everything so seriously.
This little story was discovered by myself in a book about 15 years ago; (I cannot remember the name of the book) and in that book the author could not remember where he got it from; so I cannot acknowledge the original author of this story; sorry about that; but it is a great story I think.
Just thought I would lighten it up a bit today: hope you are all having a great day and joyous and happy life; any comments are most welcome; LOL Murray