You may be as surprised as I was that once again, I ran into someone that everyone presumed was dead. And what a pleasure it was to see Groucho Marx, even if it was a little disorienting to see him exiting a lingerie store.
Groucho, how are you?
I never forget a face, but in your case, I’ll be glad to make an exception.
What a kidder. Not sure you know this, but lots of folks think you’re dead.
I intend to live forever, or die trying.
That’s great but it’s still hard to believe.
Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?
What’s your secret then?
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
But you always seem to be so cheerful, if not ecstatic.
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
That’s a great philosophy for this crazy real world we live in.
I’m not crazy about reality, but it’s still the only place to get a decent meal.
And getting a decent meal is not so cheap these days.
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
You could get back on TV again with You Bet Your Life. Netflix would jump on that!
Television is where you watch people in your living room that you would not want near your house.
You could be right about that. It’s an interesting philosophy.
Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.
Say, before I let you go, do you have an advice or wise words for posterity?
Why should I do anything for posterity? What has posterity ever done for me?
Point taken. I’m glad you’re still sharp
Next time I see you, remind me not to talk to you.
Jay Harrison is a writer and creative consultant for DesignConcept. You can also visit his author page here. His newest mystery novel, Rio Puerco Demise is available on Amazon here. His first mystery novel, Head Above Water, is available on Amazon.