7/7/07

Me and you and everyone we know

The shoe salesman says "Did you want to try these on?"
The woman who drives the cab says, "No, I'm just driving him."
- So those are comfortable?
-- I guess so. I mean, they kind of rub my ankles, but all shoes do that. I have low ankles.
- You think you deserve that pain, but you don't.
--I don't think I deserve it.
- Well, not consciously maybe.
-- My ankles are just low.
- People think foot pain is a fact of life... but life is actually better than that.

Sipping coffee in Cambodia, looking at the evening sky...

There is one sky. I love the sky especially during the evening time. If you have a place that you can look out of, or for that matter, just a window, remember to catch a piece of the sky and hold it for a while. It's like the world is one big house, and there is really just one sky, and the only difference is that you're looking at it from a different window. Zoom in, and here I am, on a small island, in a small place, with 2 cats, looking out at the same sky as you are. It's such a nice big picture that you can't help but feel this is no longer such a small place, that somehow there's more room in the world now (places and things get smaller and smaller when you keep doing and seeing the same things over and over again), and there is more magic out here than we care to let ourselves believe.

says the shoe salesman who set his hand on fire trying to save his own collapsible life : "I don't want to have to do this living. I just walk around. I want to be swept off my feet, you know? I want my children to have magical powers. I am prepared for amazing things to happen. I can handle it (from the movie, Me and you and everyone we know)." Can we handle it? It's harder and scarier than we think...

;)
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