Friday, October 23, 2009

Love Stinks

O.K., Get this -

Wouldn't you think that immortality would be pretty cool?

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking that I'm trying to trick you by saying you won't die, but you'll grow continually old. O.K. then, how about immortality AND eternal youth?

Pretty good now, huh? Alright, let's sweeten the pot a little by also throwing in nightly consorts with a super Greek Goddess hottie. For all eternity. Like ever and ever. Now I'm cooking (if you are so inclined, you can think of a super hot Greek god, but for the purposes of our story I need the goddess angle.

For all that it sounds, this predicament stinks for a chap by the name of Endymion. He was young man who was granted all these things. Problem is, he is asleep! Yep. The guy sits down by a tree and dozes off (probably worked a long day, you know how that goes). So he's there, asleep, and Selene, a goddess (titan, if you will), all hot and beautiful, goes by him. See, she takes care of the moon and so goes by that way on a regular basis. Well, she sees him and falls in love. The problem is, by the time she goes back, he'll probably be gone. So Zeus makes him fall asleep for all eternity, makes him immortal, and keeps him young. They stick him in a cave for safe keeping and every night (well, most nights) she goes by and, well, holds hands and stuff. Poor guy just can't remember any of it!

Works out great for her, though. He doesn't care if she goes shopping, does sleep around on her (well, he does a lot of sleeping), and they never get into fights. It's like a match made in heaven. Of wait! It was!

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