The Newest and Perhaps Final Sign

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signThe newest sign is up and reads, “TREATMENT IS NOW COMPLETE! STAND TALL & CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY WITH FAITH, HOPE & ALL OUR LOVE!” At the bottom of the sign is a smiley face. Does this mean that there will be no more signs to follow?

 

SM : I cannot say that. The sign thing really took me by storm. It is encoded within my DNA at this point. I seriously can not picture myself never ever posting another sign on my front porch.

 

Maybe you could start something new? The treatment is over after all. Perhaps you could open your own sign shop?

 

SM : I don’t think so. I am sixty years old and retired. I am financially set for life. I don’t want to open up a business at my age.

 

Do you think Susan appreciated the signs you have been posting on your front porch?

 

SM : Of course she does! What a silly question. Why do you ask?

 

Well, I hate to burst your bubble but I have spoken to a few people in the neighborhood who have expressed that your signs make them uncomfortable.

 

SM : That’s ridiculous. Everybody loves my signs. The amount of effort I put into them combined with the positive sentiments… What’s not to like?

 

Maybe some people felt that Susan wanted to maintain a certain level of privacy concerning her illness. The intent behind the signs shop Salt Lake City was clearly well meaning. However, their public display made the whole thing, well, public.

 

SM : You people are being hyper-critical. Can’t a neighbor do something nice for another neighbor?

 

See, this is part of the reason this whole episode was awkward. People did not want to tell you this because they were afraid of exactly this reaction.

 

SM : And so you waited until now to tell me? You waited until I posted the very last sign?

 

So it is the final sign?

A Conversation with a Sign

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2-online-marketingTell me, what is it like to be a sign?

 

S : Life for signs shop Salt Lake City is not that interesting from the standpoint of action. We don’t physically do all that much. However, it is interesting from a sort of Zen perspective that by doing nothing we actually do quite a lot.

 

I don’t understand.

 

S : Of course you don’t. Let me see if I can phrase this another way. Signs and banners created by a sign shop when they are performing their function do not move. They do not move (generally speaking) because it makes them easier to see. And by not moving and thus being easier to see they are more effectively conveying their message.

 

So it is by doing nothing (that is, standing still) that signs do what they are designed to do which is to convey the content of their message.

 

S : Precisely!

 

Do you find satisfaction in that?

 

S : Certainly. As a human your mind is structured in a more complicated way. There are layers of motivations and competing concerns. However, the mind of a sign is as simple as it appears. We need only perform our function well to achieve satisfaction. That is enough for us.

 

That sounds nice because it is simple and direct.

 

S : Indeed. Complication for the sake of complication is a highly overrated quality of the human consciousness.

 

I’m not so sure that the human consciousness is complicated for the sake of complication by nature. I think perhaps that is more a byproduct of our modern times.

 

S : So it’s a maladaptive behavior of some sort.

 

Maybe. In truth I have not fully thought this line of reasoning through but it seems right to me.

 

S : That’s fine. We can leave it at that for now until the next time that we have the occasion to speak to one another.