Knots: Selected Works

They are playing a game.
They are playing at not playing a game.
If I show them I see they are, I shall break the rules and they will punish me.
I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game.
They are not having fun.
I can’t have fun if they don’t.
If I get them to have fun, then I can have fun with them.
Getting them to have fun, is not fun.
It is hard work.
I might get fun out of finding out why they’re not.
I’m not supposed to get fun out of working out why they’re not.
But there is even some fun in pretending to them
I’m not having fun finding out why they’re not.
A little girl comes along and says: let’s have fun.
But having fun is a waste of time,
because it doesn’t help to figure out why they’re not having fun.
How dare you have fun when Christ died on the Cross for you!
Was He having fun?

R. D. Laing

 

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