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Joe has some draft notes on his genesis...but before Joe gambols, he has to dig two holes in the ground, into which he will put hollow arrow heads anchored w/quickcrete, into which he will put two poles, onto which he will hang two swinging gates so that Aldo will not escape (although he's not escapist by nature) and things will then look prettier & less bulky than the previously hung chain link gate
This is but one of the myriad stories of Joe's genesis.There are untold versions of the mysterious Joe's story.As many, some say, as there are stars in the universe.At the tender age of three, Joe's grandmother died. At her wake Joe was withhis parents in the receiving line. Joe was a little figgedity sincehe did not know quite what to do, never having been in one before.All of a sudden, Joe's grandmother's corpse sat straight up in the casket. Her teeth fell out and rolled along the floor in front of thefamily and came to rest at Joe's feet! It was the darnedest thing.His grandmother then returned to her prone position. That is howJoe learned of the Lazurus effect later in life. At the time Joethought his grandmother was trying to scare everyone to deathby pulling a weird prank. Joe was not a little traumatized bythis inexplicable physical phenomenon. Thus it was at the tender age of 3 that Joedetermined that he wanted to become a mortician. That didn't happen.What did happen is that Joe became thinner and thinner. This occurredin almost infintesimal amounts over many years. No doctorcould diagnose Joe's malady. He ate more and drank more and yet hegradually lost all of his flesh. Much later in life,he finally gave up eating altogether. He always enjoyed a well crafted cocktail or a bottle of earthy red wine with loads of terroir.So he continued to drink. He had no liver to damage. At one point in his life Joe became an academic-ascetic-wanderer.He studied alchemy, economic featherbedding, acoustics, Sufi parables, Grand Unified Theory, parrots, monkeys, pralines and a hostof other fascinating topics. The one topic that Joe kept near to hisskeleton was the study of spirituality and the myth of eternalrebirth. He pondered over the ancient texts and even went tothe library of Alexandria to read the original manuscripts.The eternal question would always remain one for Joe. What happenswhen one shakes off the mortal coil? Maybe, Joe thought, one dancesthe eternal dance to the music of the spheres. But there was no wayfor him to know for sure.