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Friday, December 7


Our nada who art in nada,
nada be thy name.
Thy kingdom nada, they
will be nada as it is in nada.
Give us this nada our daily nada
and nada us our nada as we
nada our nadas
and nada us into nada
but deliver us from nada;
pues nada.
Hail nothing full of nothing,
nothing is with thee.

Ernest Hemingway, in A Clean Well-Lighted Place

There's a joke about Col. Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken
offering the Pope 5 million dollars to change the prayer to
'give us this day our daily chicken'. He does, calls in the
cardinals and tells them, We've lost the Wonder Bread



John Metzger wrote: Rashmi, check out
these links.

Funny that those links would be posted by the man named

Along a similar vein, harhar, I was overtaken today by an
intense urge to eat red meat.

This compulsion surfaced while on the way to a very good
vegetarian restaurant with John and his brother, Harrison. I
simply couldn't stomach, harhar, eating another vegetable or
piece of bread.

So, after an intense discussion wherein John and Harrison
looked at me, the 'vegetarian' since 1995, like I had fallen
from a spaceship in the sky and were told in no uncertain
tones (Harrison pretended there was something very
interesting in the sky, <g>, oh, yes, I was behaving badly...
that is how strong the craving was) that we had to go
someplace that served meat and not just any meat but red meat
and if they didn't want to go I would leave them at that
vegetable restaurant and go out on my own...

...we finally arrived at a restaurant where I could order
steak. First steak in many more than the six years of
vegetarianism. Told the waitress I wanted the steak, hold
everything else. No fries. No mashed potatoes. No green
beans. No nothing. No kidding.

When the waitress asked me how I wanted my steak, I couldn't
figure out what she was asking. I thought: I want it on a
plate. (Just hurry the hell up. <g>) The word 'medium'
(middle of the road, safety first, not too much either way)
popped out of my mouth, unbidden, from dusty parts of my

Whew, that felt great, though I am a bit confused by it
all... and a bit surprised that after eating that huge steak,
I could still be hungry, yet feel like throwing up at the
same time.

Ah well.


from See-What-Is list

At every moment,
any remaining rubbish
is subject to immediate removal.

All now required
is clear seeing
of whatever may appear.

Every guru appears in experience.
Indeed, experience is the guru.

Whether discovering birth,
weathering crisis du jour,
or facing impending death,
everything that may be needed
is now present for witnessing.

Experience witnessed
kindles illumination.

While even the most ardent effort
admits no glimmer of light,
personality is cleansed
in the radiance of involuntary awareness.

~ tomas

(c) 2001 thomas murphy

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