Serious and silly

I found this wonderful little tale on Bernie DeKoven’s excellent website, Deep fun.

I asked the Oaqui if they/he/she could entertain me with a profound-seeming, instructive-like story.
“TWO PLAYERS,” the Oaqui eventually responded, almost without hesitation.
“There are two players in the heart: Serious and Silly,” the Oaqui began in a tone bordering on instructive glibness.
“From time to time they play games.”
“Which one wins?” I innocently inquired.
“It depends,” responded the Oaqui, “on who’s keeping score.”

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