Wednesday, February 29, 2012

soul fodder


May you eat an unfamiliar dessert in a strange land at least once every three years. 

May you wake up to salsa music one summer morning and start dancing while you're still half-asleep. 

May you spray-paint Rilke poems as graffiti on highway overpasses. 

May you mix stripes with plaids, floral patterns with checks, and yellowish-green with brownish-purple. 

May you learn to identify by name 20 flowers, 15 trees, 10 clouds and one extrasolar planet. 

May you put a bumper sticker on your car or bike that says, "My god can kick your god's ass!" 

If you bury your face in your tear-stained pillow and beg God to please send you your soul mate, may you not slur your words in such a way that they sound like "cell mate." 

May you dream of taking a trip to the moon in a gondola powered by firecrackers and wild swans. 

May you actually kiss the earth now and then. 

May you find many good excuses to say, as physicist Niels Bohr once did, "Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true." 

The preceding oracle comes from Rob's book, PRONOIA Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings. 

Thinking I am almost due for foreign desserts in strange lands...

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