Aug 15, 2011

White
Do you really think that Jesus is in this room?
Black
No. I don't think he's in this room.
White
You dont?
Black
I know he's in this room.
The professor folds his hands at the table and lowers his head. The black pulls out the other chair and sits again.

Black
Its the way you put it, Professor. Be like me askin you do you think you got your coat on. You see what I'm sayin?
White
It's not the same thing. It's a matter of agreement. If you say and I say that I have my coat on and Cecil says that I'm naked and I have green skin and a tail then we might want to think about where we should put Cecil so that he wont hurt himself.
Black
Who's Cecil?

White
He's not anybody. He's just a hypothetical. There's not any Cecil. He's just a person I made up to illustrate a point.
Black
Made up.
White
Yes.
Black
Mm.
White
We're not going to get into this again are we? The fact that I made Cecil up.
Black
But you did make him up.
White
Yes.
Black
And his view of things dont count.
White
No. That's why I made him up. I could have changed it around. I could have made you the one that didnt think I was wearing a coat.
Black
And was green and all that shit you said.
White
Yes.
Black
But you didnt.
White
No.
Black
You loaded it off on Cecil.
White
Yes.
Black
But Cecil cant defend hisself cause the fact he aint in agreement with everybody else makes his word no good. I mean aside from the fact that you made him up and he's green and everything.
White
He's not the one who's green. I am. Where is this going?
Black
I'm just trying to find out about Cecil.
-- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited