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Monday, February 11, 2013

A world of Villon...

 Stay on the road. Do whatever's needed to never return to your old handcuffed life. Get involved with wild-ass schemes, weird characters, borrow, beg, steal, scam, whore, pimp, whatever it takes to stay on the road. Time stands still when you're on the road, you remain the same age or even get younger as others age. In fact, all the time you're on the road, others are aging at an accelerated pace. When you briefly pass through your hometown while on the way to somewhere else on the road, everyone will remark how young and vital you seem. They'll want you to stick around, try to drain some of that perfect, fluid road energy that floats off you but pay them no mind. They might be friends, family, old lovers but they are being sucked under the riptide, the quicksand, the mud pit, and you cannot help. They are doomed. Stay on the road...

Friday, February 8, 2013

Not a footprint in sight...

Buddhists say hell is this life, this dimension of the flesh. Well... I'm no Buddhist and I might be dead wrong but being alive - there really is nothing better cuz as far as anyone knows for sure, there is nothing else. This is our heaven and this is our hell and all places in between. Even regrets and disappointments have their place,  if only to allow you to see how good most things are. It all feels like a miracle of confluence and requires zero effort. In fact, the less I try the more seems to happen. Maybe that's all it is; Don't even try. Just go out there and be and do and don't let your "monkey mind" spin everything backward and sideways and all round. What's that old expression? Don't outsmart yourself. Feel with your mind, think with your body and get lost on twisting mountain roads, pass through silent forests to end up here... a hidden, spring fed lagoon deep in the mountains of the Thai-Lao border, and not a footprint in sight...