March 1, 2015
Today's Wake-Up visitor is George. It took a long time to get him to talk to me. He thought he was being punished in the Gray Space. When I told him he could leave any time as soon as he let go of whatever he was clinging to from his earthly life he clammed up. Scribbled little pictures but wouldn't talk. Finally I got him to tell me that he didn't want anyone to steal his clownface. He was a clown and his face was registered but he was afraid his exclusive claim would run out when he died. Or that no one would enforce it. I called Ben and when Ben introduced himself George said, "I am the Best Deaf and Dumb Clown." Then he said, "I have the best face and everybody knows me. I am The Deaf and Dumb clown. I don't want some hearing guy stealing my face and using it to make fun of deaf people." Ben asked him what he intended to do and he said he would stay and watch and haunt anyone who tried to steal his face. Ben said that he didn't think George wanted to contribute to the fear a lot of people already feel about clowns. George said he didn't want someone using his face to be a scary clown. Ben said it was a sweet face and it was obvious why children loved him. He said he didn't think anyone would wear that face who didn't want to be loved as much as George was. Finally Ben said he would take George to the TSP and they could look around and find some promising clowns and George could choose one to be his successor. Then they would arrange for the young clown to meet George's wife and they would tell her that he is the one and she would give him George's trunk and permission to use George's face and take care of whatever legalities might be involved. George said he wanted his successor to be deaf. Ben said they could start their search at Gallaudet College. And George said there are a lot of clowns at Gallaudet, most of them professors.