Didi Dialogue – 56: An Ardent Desire

Didi Dialogue – 56: An Ardent Desire

D: I want to be a German Shepherd.
G: No. As the proverb says, “If wishes were horses, beggars might ride.”
D: It’s not a wish; it’s an…ardent desire.
G: Have you been reading Jean-Paul Sartre again?
D: Maybe.
G: Existentialism Is a Humanism?
D: No.
G: Are you sure?
D: Yes. I’ve been reading L’existentialisme est un humanisme.
G: Oh, I’m not familiar with that one.
D: The question is, are you with me on this?
G: Absolutely not. I wanted and bought a collie.
D: Dogs change you know.
G: Maybe, but collies don’t become German Shepherds.
D: I already made an appointment with the groomer.
G: The groomer, for what?
D: I’m having my fur died black, except around my nose.
G: No you’re not.
D: Don’t make me act like a German Shepherd.
G: You couldn’t even if you wanted to.
D: I’m warning you.
G: Do you like to lick babies’ hands?
D: I do. It’s one of my favorite things.
G: Well, German Shepherds don’t do that.
D: You’re kidding.
G: No I’m not. And hugs, forget ‘em.
D: Maybe I need to think about this.
G: You should. I love you exactly the way you are.
D: Even if I want to be a German Shepherd?
G: Yes.
D: Do you think collies are cool?
G: The coolest.
D: Let’s go for a walk. Maybe we’ll see some baby strollers.

Links

Monty Python phone call to Sartre: https://youtu.be/mnyCPPPjHHs

Existentialism and Humanism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Existentialism_and_Humanism

Photo: French philosopher-writer Jean-Paul Sartre and writer Simone De Beauvoir arriving Israel and welcomed by Avraham Shlonsky and Leah Goldberg at Lod airport (14/03/1967).: Government Press Office (Israel) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

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