At first there was nothing. The nothing was boring. So
suddenly the void of nothingness was suffused with boredom. And there
was no longer nothing now that there was boredom. And the boredom increased
and became more and more concentrated because there was nothing but
Eventually the boredom became so concentrated that it
blew up and scattered into millions of tiny pieces of something. But
to create something from nothing, each something must have an opposite
something. So when this happened, the world was full of both tiny pieces
of interesting things and tiny pieces of boring things. Some of the
boring pieces became government bureaucrats, droning college professors
in dingy lecture halls, lawyers for corporations, British cooks and
even oppresive town leaders in dreary places with no chocolate shops.
Some of the interesting pieces became entertainers, dancers, Chinese
cooks and chocolate makers.
One of the most powerful interesting pieces became the
maiden Goddess. But in order to be interesting she had to continually
change, and so she did. She changed from maiden to mother to crone and
back again. And each cycle was different. And she encouraged all the
other interesting pieces to became more and more interesting. Another
powerful interesting piece became the God of the hunt who also changed
as the year passed and acted in concert with the Goddess.
The most powerful boring piece became the unchanging God.
He didn't need to do anything since his people were already boring.
His boring people insisted that everyone be just like them. They created
rules which made it wrong for people to be different. They searched
for the least creative and least interesting people to lead, these leaders
had little more intelligence than an unchanging bush. The boring people
could not spread boredom themselves. But occaisonally, the boring people
would succeed in training an interesting person to spread boredom, often
by convincing that interesting person that their differences were wrong
and they had to make amends to the unchanging God.
And so the desire to keep things the same and the desire
to enjoy an interesting life waged on. The pendulum of boredom swang
from one side to the other. And the result was itself interesting and