Two Players

 

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."