Saturday, April 28, 2012

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

“How can one person be more real than any other? Well, some people do hide and others seek. Maybe those who are in hiding - escaping encounters, avoiding surprises, protecting their property, ignoring their fantasies, restricting their feelings, sitting out the pan pipe hootchy-kootch of experience - maybe those people, people who won't talk to rednecks, or if they're rednecks won't talk to intellectuals, people who're afraid to get their shoes muddy or their noses wet, afraid to eat what they crave, afraid to drink Mexican water, afraid to bet a long shot to win, afraid to hitchhike, jaywalk, honky-tonk, cogitate, osculate, levitate, rock it, bop it, sock it, or bark at the moon, maybe such people are simply inauthentic, and maybe the jacklet humanist who says differently is due to have his tongue fried on the hot slabs of Liar's Hell. Some folks hide, and some folk's seek, and seeking, when it's mindless, neurotic, desperate, or pusillanimous can be a form of hiding. But there are folks who want to know and aren't afraid to look and won't turn tail should they find it - and if they never do, they'll have a good time anyway because nothing, neither the terrible truth nor the absence of it, is going to cheat them out of one honest breath of Earth's sweet gas.”
― Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker



Hello Heidi

i haven't listened to KD Lang for years...thanks for sharing.
i am told that this change from winter to spring in Sweden is a strange time...that can put you out of sorts... I THINK of you kind to yourself.
I am so glad that I was able to take up my practice of Kundalini yoga and mediation again here in Swedeni...
it really has been my sanctuary. Sweden is a hard place to live in...and I think if I hadn't started my practice again...well I don't even want to think about it...Wishing you and your family well and happy playful days in the warm spring & summer ahead.
LOVE PEACE enJOY! what makes you happy

Rose said...

Seize the day!! That's my motto right now!