Saturday, November 20, 2010

Silly Little Simplicity

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'Love is like a little old woman
 and a little old man
 who are still friends even after
 they know each other so well.'

Tommy - age 6

"At any street corner
 the feeling of absurdity
 can strike any man
 in the face."

Albert Camus 

"In order to understand the world,
 one has to turn away from it
 on occasion."

Albert Camus


We like to sound smart.

And we think to do this
 by using big words,
many words,

The most "intelligent" people
such as professors
and straight  "A" students
are the most guilty of this.

In the recent election
we voted on some amendments and such
that were SO impenetrable
that I could get but a general idea
what they were about,
let alone what specific choice
I needed to make.

And what about instruction booklets?
The people who wrote them
know what they mean to say
and it's just too bad
that it makes no logical sense
to us.

But it's not only jargon.

A whole 
"You know what I mean"
has taken over broadcast journalism.

There is no longer even a pretense
of comprehensive
But there is a lot of giggling
and pets.

I like pets
but the News Greats
interpreted the world for us
instead of doing expose`
on the best place
to buy cupcakes.

The good news is:
Stand Out.

Everyone's so used to sounding smart,
or entertaining,
that we have forgotten the power of a 
few simple words.

I hate you.

I love you.

Please stay.

I think that we over-intellectualise everything
to our hurt.

Religion is about thinking;

A life of faith is about feeling,
acting, and being.

Who cares what you call it?

 is the universal language.

Gratitude is a big concept.
Let's have a conference about it.

I'll get sponsors
you book a hotel.
Clear your calendars
for one month, one year
from now.

Or better yet:
Stop thinking for just a moment.

Close your eyes.


Say out loud:

"Thank You for my life;
For this day."

If you do this daily
you will not write an essay about grattitude
you will begin living it.

Surprising stuff will occur.

Things will develop
and change
in most delightful
surprising ways.

I know.

I haven't been "thinking"
for quite some time now.

And I've never been happier.

Somehow my life has improved
instead of falling apart
as the ego threatens.

Weekends are a good time to start
it will feel strange at first;
stop being smart
and start allowing

Out of the mouths of babes

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