Tuesday, August 24, 2004

The sound of one hand clapping

"Once upon a time a baby fish asked an older, larger fish about the sea. 'What is the sea?' he asked. 'I keep hearing about it, but I don't know what it is.' 'Why, the sea is all around you, little one,' said the grownup fish. 'If that's so, why can't I see it?' asked the young fish. 'Because it is everywhere. It surrounds you. It's invisible and outside you. You were born in the sea and you will die in the sea. What's more, you yourself are the life of the sea. When you swim, you reveal its presence. It's just because it's so close to you that it's very hard to see. But don't worry, it's here.' "

-Rafe Martin and Manuela Soares, from "One Hand Clapping"

It's not going to happen when you graduate from lawschool, when you finally kick that smoking habit, when you lose that ten pounds, when you find your true love, when you get out of this [boring/overly political/unartistic/gentrified/dangerous] city - if it can't happen right now. And yet that doesn't mean that you shouldn't change. In fact it means that you should change, but that the change doesn't matter, or is not change but an truer expression of your nature...Dear heavens, I don't understand either.

But I presume. Do you understand? If so, please share, O Enlightened One.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Help me Dude, I'm lost.

I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw Elvis in the supermarket yesterday.

No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new plasmatv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a plasma tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger then I'm gonna go home and ask Michael Jackson to come round and watch that waaaay cool surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on my new plasma tv .

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "

Strange day or what? :-)

3:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post. Check out tropical fish bedding

12:15 PM  

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