This was a balmy autumn day when Neumann was sitting on a park bench enjoying a slice pizza when Boney appeared out of thin air. Boney was formally a lady and now bones. Neumann looked Boney up and down wondering what exactly she was doing sitting on this park bench.
“Who the devil might you be and why are you here?” Neumann asked. Boney responded, “I am Boney. I am here to remind you of many different things, but only one thing that is true.”
“What is the only thing that you represent that is true?” Neumann asked in response. Boney answered, “Life. How is your life weighed against living?”
Neumann whipped his head back and laughed. “Ha, ha, ha. Oh Boney. You are a funny lady. You do not have any bearing on my life. You cannot gauge who I am or how I live”
Boney responded, “That is not true. You allow me to gauge both who you are and how you live. You remember me at first? I was nice and sweet and innocent. You would try keeping me out of your mind, but there was always a reminder and I am still here. You try to get away, but you could not get away. Then you allowed me to come back. I tried to push you away and you did not go. I tried to give you a way out and you would not take it. Now, I have you and you cannot escape. I will continue to remind you of the death you are living within your life. There is no one who will be able to release you or save you from what I represent. The fear of being without me is greater than the fear of being with me.”
This angered Neumann. He abruptly stood to his feet and pointed at Boney saying, “Dam you Boney! I cannot believe I was lured into your trap.“ Neumann’s finger limped as he continued to point at Boney, “No, no, no. You will not win. I will save myself. You will continue no longer to have any bearing on my life.” Neumann walked away. Not with pain and agony that he thought would be, but with a whimper.