(Conversations with Rad Dad)
Q: I can’t seem to rid my mind of negative thoughts.
RD: Scrambled or fried?
RD: How do you like your eggs?
RD: Over easy or sunny side up?
Q: I don’t like eggs that much.
RD: Everybody likes eggs. Hard or soft boiled?
Q: This isn’t very helpful.
RD: Poached or basted?
Q: Okay, I’m leaving. Basted?
RD: Cook sunny side up, add a tablespoon of water and cover. How about an omelet or frittata?
Q: Okay, okay, okay! What do eggs have to do with my question?
RD: You are the egg.
Q: I am the egg?
RD: The yoke and albumen in a shell – an egg.
RD: No matter how you fix the egg – scrambled, fried, poached, or boiled – it’s still an egg.
Q: What does that have to do with ridding my mind of negative thoughts?
RD: It’s really quite simple. Let me give you an eggs-ample. Our timeless and limitless essential being is like the egg in its shell. Your negative thoughts are like the scrambled egg. Ergo, all egg. Nothing to get rid of!
RD: Perhaps I’ve laid an egg?