Mother: You do too much thinking – it’s not always healthy
Me: I know
Mother: I suppose you can’t stop. At least you’re not a scientist.
Me: Because…? At least if I were a scientist my thoughts might discover something about life.
Mother: You do discover things about life – just not, you know, things like gravity
Me: No, you’re right - I didn’t discover gravity
Mother: But you discover other things.
Me: like Poetry – I discover Poetry regularly
Mother: Hhhmmm. What about the wheel thing?
Me: I didn’t invent The Wheel.
Mother: No! That wheel game thing
Me: That’s a drinking game some guys invented when I was in Australia, Ma. Not exactly what I had in mind.
Mother: Well, anyway. Like I say, it’s not always healthy thinking too much. But at least you're not a scientist or what are those other ones....the ones who always...oh, you know - not psychologists....the other...
Mother: Yes! They always end up crazy don't they?
Me: Well, fear not - I'm not a philosopher.