Friday, January 1, 2010

The 3rd Annual Flushing of Something Down the Toilet

Standing above the toilet bowl, I held in my freshly showered palm a Ferraro Rocher chocolate, a pile of granola, an small rubber o-ring, a penny, and a small length of purple string.
I dropped each in, one at a time in the order I picked them up. Each let out a distinct and individual cry as it met with the water's surface, preparing to bid 2009 goodbye forever.
I saluted the bearers of 2009's memories as they disappeared in the swirl of toilet water...
"Goodbye 2009..." I said, sadly.

There it goes...
2009 is gone, and in its place arrives the freshly born babe of 2010. Good luck, kid.

profundus sententia ex cunabula.

1 comment:

  1. I was once disgusted by myself, then I met a girl who became a close friend that taught me I could be a force to be reckoned with and that gave me confidence. Confidence gives you power, power gives you confidence and absolute power gives you confidence absolutely!

    For years growing up I had been told by my older brother (1 year older) that I would always be a short skinny looser who would end up with a pathetic life. She taught me that the world would come rushing at me with the force of a tidal wave and I could either be swept away by it or make it go around me and let it sweep away others. Now I am a 6'4” 200 lb fortress, I still have the ups and downs in life that face everyone else but now I determine how these things will affect me and am no longer disgusted with myself. In fact I revel in all that is me. And it all started with someone who saw something in me that I didn't see in myself.

    I learned something important, the world loves conquerors and history is written by them. I have read your blogs, and they are witty, intellectual and it has given me pause to think about what I have been writing. I have no idea why you would be disgusted by yourself. You are actually one of the most fascinating writers I have seen on the web. Your blogs look deep into yourself for answers, mine look to blame others in anger and frustration. I see a deep compassion in what you write and what you write is the voice of a million people feeling the same way. You are the lost voice that I have never heard before or have chosen to ignore until now. This has made me think about myself, looking deep inside and what I find is not be very pretty, but I will accept it as me and put another stone on my fortress wall.

    The great Chinese General Sun Tzu born in 500 B.C. Said in “The art of war”:

    "Know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril. When you are ignorant of the enemy, but know yourself, your chances of winning or losing are equal. If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain in every battle to be in peril."

    By the way get yourself a motto, every fortress has a first stone and that should be your motto. Mine is:

    “It's better to be in the show, than to be in the audience!”