Saturday, May 01, 2010
What We Could Be...
why we're not:
What Should We Do About that Moon? by Hafiz
A wine bottle fell from a wagon and broke open in a field.
that night one hundred beetles and all their cousins gathered.
and did some serious binge drinking.
They even found some seed husks nearby
and began to play them like drums and whirl.
This made God very happy.
Then the "night candle" rose into the sky
and one drunk creature, laying down his instrument,
said to his friend--for no apparent reason,
"What should we do about that moon?"
Seems to Hafiz
most everyone has laid aside the music
tackling such profoundly useless questions.
let's take today and just be silly. try not to be offended, laugh instead. crank the radio before dinner and have a dance party and invite others to dance with you. friend and family will think you have lost your mind, but they will soon join in and remember the taste of what it means to be alive and outside of expected routine.
don't worry, the world won't fall apart while you're doing this.
there will still be bigots, racists, fundamentalists, and they won't take over while your guard is down.
there will still be flowers, trees, coo'n babies, and other good things too, they won't go away during this time.
so dance! dance and be silly and enjoy the absurdity of life and it's preciousness. who knows? maybe this time will make it more so.