Thursday, June 05, 2008

Hanging out at the coffee shop.

"And so, standing before the aforesaid officiator, the two swore that at every other time of their lives till death took them, they would assuredly believe, feel, and desire precisely as they had believed, felt, and desired during the few preceding weeks. What was as remarkable as the undertaking itself was the fact that nobody seemed at all surprised at what they swore."

-- Jude the Obscure
Thomas Hardy

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

On the trail of Jesse James

In virtually all person-to-person relationships, my dears, disappointments can be lessened, setbacks can be regained, and little annoyances can be brushed off, when one stops and realizes that such relationships are always temporary.

Physically speaking.

And it's not that folks act a certain way around you, but that you attract certain types of folks based upon your thoughts, beliefs and expectations.

The number one reason most people don't start what they want to start? Because they think their simple, little efforts won't even dent the mountain they wish to move.

But little do they know, darlings, that's exactly how the mountain was formed.

And speaking of mountains, moving and folks, I'm off for some weeks of travelling, talking to strangers, and spelunking my way across the U.S.

In a minivan!

Roller coasters, too. A lot of them.

There's so much time in a day, lovers. You could have breakfast, lunch and dinner on 3 different continents. You could outline the book you're going to write, start the screenplay adaptation, and watch "Gone With The Wind," before the sun even sets. Spend a day at work, and still have 16 hours left over. Or you could just think 10,000 different thoughts as you tool all over town. The record for climbing Mt. Everest is under 9 hours, leaving 15 to nap and go Yeti searching.

There's so much time in a day, my dears. So much.

Especially when one stops claiming there's so little of it, no?