The man in the hat takes a walk

The man in the hat starts each day by stretching his arms and legs with an effort that makes his whole body tremble, contorts his face, and causes him to utter a rejoicing that is most befitting that effort.

Today the man in the hat takes a walk.

He walks east and after three days he comes upon a bench and sits down.

As he sits, a stirring wells up within him to know himself. He is at once alone but everything to himself, potential filled with both calm and ecstasy.

He was at rest. And in moments he was asleep.

In three days he woke. And seated next to him on the bench was another man.

When the man in the hat turned to look at this other man, the other man turned to look at him and said, “I am here to observe you.”

“Alone, you can not know yourself. So i will observe you and by looking at me you will know yourself. I am the womb and the spirit through which we will experience all our possibilities.”

The man in the hat does not respond, nor does he react, to the other man. He simply smiles.

Now the two rise and walk together toward the east and after three days come upon a bench and sit down. They embrace and fall asleep.