A Lot of Thinking

Photo by: Al Forbes

Photo by: Al Forbes

Mica stopped to look Jordan’s Buddha sitting on the table. Smoke drifted languidly from the incense beside the figure. Just a few feet away rested a brilliantly decorated Christmas tree. “Do these two things go together?” asked Mica, gesturing from Buddha to Christmas tree. “I mean they belong to two different religions.”

“I see what you’re saying,” said Jordan, slicing some fruitcake. “It still works for me though. I mean, both encourage goodwill and brotherhood to all people.”

“I know,” said Mica. “I just wonder though: would Buddha and Santa ever talk to each other?”

Thousands of miles away Siddartha said, “We’ve known each other for a thousand years. Each year it’s the same.”

“I know, Sid ol’ buddy, but I’m stressed out!” Santa had removed his red coat in the hot tropical sun. His pale skin fast grew pink. “It used to be kids wanted wooden trains. Now my elves work in clean rooms making cell phones!”

“The only constant is change,” noted Siddartha.

“Yeah, yeah. So how did that meditation go?”

Siddartha patted his belly. “Today, we’ll contemplate our navel.”

Santa gazed at his own voluminous paunch. “I don’t have time to think about all of that!
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Written for Sunday Photo Fiction.

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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18 Responses to A Lot of Thinking

  1. List of X says:

    Santa has 364 days in a year to contemplate his navel.

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  2. ceayr says:

    Where can I get some of that stuff Siddhartha is smoking?
    I mean, I do some spacey gigs, but talking to Santa, really?
    Rudolph would never allow that.

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  3. k rawson says:

    Love the idea of Santa hanging with Siddhartha. Great story!

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  4. That’s so very creative, bringing Santa and Buddha together. Nice cooking.

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  5. Lyn says:

    As always, your nether mind is in tune. Santa is going to be in for a shock when he reaches Australia, Christmas night… the temperature is set to reach nigh on triple figures. We tend to leave the back screen door unlocked for him. Trying to fit down the chimney on a stinking hot night is no fun. The elves will be singing, shiny, shiny, lobster face behind his back 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! I like that. We don’t have a chimney at all for him. I think we’ll leave the back open as well. Triple-digit temps? Yikers! I think the elves will need to make a special “cool suit” for him. 😉 Thanks so much, Lyn! 🙂

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  6. Cute story, Eric. When you think of it, Buddhism seems more a philosophy than a religion. He probably got along with most people as he was peaceful. Happy Holidays to you and yours. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  7. rogershipp says:

    Quite a laugh!!! Thanks!!

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