“What’s new?” is an interesting and broadening eternal question, but one which, if pursued exclusively, results only in an endless parade of trivia and fashion, the silt of tomorrow.” ~ Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.” ~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
It’s an exciting morning; all weather stuff. My first step outside the front door revealed to me a world of wind, sound, and light. Moonlight from the nearly full Moon, the melodious roar of the wind rushing over everything, and moistness laid down on the ground, these things all greeted me, and I whispered “wow”. That is a remarkable beginning to the day. How many morning’s do you have like that? Where the first spoken word of the day is hushed, yet full of hyperbole-free wonder. How many? I’ve heard from many of a spiritual practice wherein one begins each day with an expression of gratitude, for whatever, for the gift of even waking up at all. Ya know, I’d hate to miss anything, but if I died in my sleep, and slipped on over into the next world, I hardly think it would be too inconvenient, nor even a bother whatsoever. Upon arrival in that Other World I would continue the practice, and express my gratitude for waking up at all. There’s a stock phrase I hear maybe two three, or four, times a week: “any day above ground is a good one”. Yeh, whatever. What does that even mean? Am I being iconoclastic here? I tend to be that way. Don’t take it personally. It’s not personal, and I have cultivated myself through the years to be prudent with the way I apply this character trait. No worries. So now I begin this new day with a wow. It is a work day. I enjoy my job, and even love it on many levels. One of the strongest ways I love it is that retail work is so sweetly interlaced with show biz. Ya gotta act and ya gotta entertain. Giving good service to the consumer gives exquisite entertainment; it shows you care. Who doesn’t like to see that? And being of service to others, like being grateful for life, is also a spiritual practice that’s hard to beat. Moving forward – hey! did I tell you I am getting a massage tomorrow? Regular readers will know that already. Thanks for reading, friends. I am very excited about the massage, even though I may melt on the table. I gotta note here that the past two days I have had a reader from Indonesia. Who knew, right. I hope you are reading here again today, my friend. I’d like that. How’s the weather over there? Geez, I had best get on with my day. The wind has laid down some, and the Moon has slipped down, then out of sight. It was almost like the Moon took some of the wind with her. I am grateful for such notions. Yes.
Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.