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Rating = FAV
Date 12/29/1995


The News

A MAN FOUND A PIECE OF TWINE,
AND BEGAN TO ROLL IT UP INTO A SMALL BALL;
THEN HE FOUND MORE TWINE — AND ADDED IT TO IT, AND BEGAN TO MAKE THE BALL LARGER.
SOON THE BALL OF TWINE WAS ALMOST THE SIZE OF THE MAN -AND HE BEGAN TO WISH HE COULD UNRAVEL IT,
…(THOUGH FOR WHAT REASON, GOD-ONLY-KNOWS?!?)
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LUNGS NEED NOT STUDY BREATHING, NOR HEARTS, THE PUMPING OF BLOOD,
SO — WHAT GIVES WITH MAN’S MIND?!
…YEAH, I KNOW THAT EVERYTHING MUST BE FED, BUT THAT STILL EVADES THE QUESTION AS POSED.
THE HISTORIC ERAS OF “BOOK BURNING”
WERE BUT CRUDE EXTERNAL REFLECTIONS OF
CERTAIN REFINED INTERNAL ADVANCES MADE BY MYSTICS.
ON ONE WORLD, THOSE WHO CONSIDERED THEMSELVES “INTELLIGENT”
WERE REQUIRED TO WEAR SIGNS HUNG ‘ROUND THEIR NECKS, SO STATING THEIR BELIEF.
…MEANWHILE: ALL THOSE WHO ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD ANYTHING WERE SCRAMBLING FOR A WAY OFF THE PLANET.
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—and Kyroat
Over in that new auto supply store
a fellow stopped me,
said he’d seen some of these shows,
and said he was sure that my efforts were intended in some way to “help him”,
but that he couldn’t figure out how, and so that therefore
I should just “go to hell.”
(Can you believe it! – ninety-five bucks for a rebuilt regulator:)
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EVERYONE BELIEVE THAT THERE’S SOMETHING MISSING -BUT UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR THINKING KNOWS, YOU’LL NEVER KNOW WHAT IT IS.
MEN DRIVE ON HIGHWAYS THAT THEY FIND FOREVER UNFINISHED,
NOT REALIZING THAT IT IS THE VEHICLE IN WHICH THEY TRAVEL THAT CREATES THE CONDITION.
HEAT SAID TO SWEAT: “WHAT THE HELL YOU LOOKING AT?!”
IT’S REPUTED THAT LIFE’S ORIGINAL PLAN FOR MAN’S MIND WAS TO HAVE EACH PERSON’S WIRED UP SO THAT THEY WOULD BEGIN EVERY SENTENCE WITH THE WORDS: “WELL, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT….”
….SO WHAT D’YA THINK HAPPENED? WHAT D’YA MEAN: “NOTHING.” (?!?) ……
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THERE ARE MATHEMATICAL FORMULAS THAT CONTROL THE LIFE OF MAN, BUT SINCE MOST PEOPLE ARE PUT OFF BY NUMBERS,
MEN HAVE REPLACED THEM WITH IDEAS OF GODS AND FATE.
…SOME IMPROVEMENT, EH WHAT?!
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THERE WAS ONCE A SHIP THAT SAILED BY SENSATION,
AND ANOTHER WHICH SAILED BASED ON THOUGHTFUL PLOTTING;
BOTH OF THEM HOWEVER, SAILED BY THE SAME PRINCIPLES AND DYNAMICS
THERE WAS ONCE A RACE OF CREATURES WHO LIVED ON THE SURFACE OF THEIR WORLD, THEN AS THEY EVOLVED, THEY MOVED PART OF THEIR EXISTENCE UNDERGROUND, AND GAVE IT A NEW NAME.
THIS WORKED WELL ENOUGH FOR MOST,
BUT A FEW WERE ULTIMATELY DISTURBED BY IT, EVEN WHEN NOT SURE WHY.
A MAN PONDERED: “WHAT WAS A WOLF BEFORE HE WAS NAMED, ‘WOLF’?!”
ACCORDING TO ONE VERSION OF AN EARTHLY CREATION MYTH,
ADAM WAS NOT DRIVEN FROM PARADISE BY HIS ADMISSION THAT HE’D EATEN OF THE FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
BUT RATHER BECAUSE WHEN ASKED ABOUT BY GOD, HE REPLIED: “AHH! — I DON’T FEEL SO GOOD!”
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IT’S ONE THING TO BE DYING,
AND ANOTHER, NOT TO BE FEELING GOOD,
AND IT’S ALSO ONE THING TO REALIZE THIS IS SO,
YET ANOTHER ENTIRELY, TO SEE IT AS SUPREME METAPHOR.
ONE MAN’S THEORY IS THAT THE LIFE OF A MYSTIC IS JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE’S EXCEPT IN SOME INSTANCES, MORE SO,
AND IN OTHERS, LESS.
HE ADDS THAT EVEN THOUGH IT IS HIS THEORY,
AND THAT HE HAS GREAT CONFIDENCE IN IT,
THAT EVEN HE ISN’T EXACTLY SURE JUST WHAT IT MEANS (?!?)
“HEY RALPH, LOOK OVER THERE – ISN’T THAT THE SKYLINE OF ISTANBUL?!”,
“WELL, I’M NOT SURE, WALDO, IN THIS MIST IT COULD JUST BE PARIS FAKIN’ IT.”
ON ONE PLANET THE PATENT OFFICE WILL NOT ACCEPT IDEAS FOR WHICH NO PHYSICAL WORKING MODEL CAN BE MADE;
IT IS RUMORED THAT EARTH ONCE CONSIDERED ADOPTING THIS APPROACH, BUT WANTING TO DEVELOP, ABANDONED IT.
Two HOGS WERE LAYING OUT IN THE SUN AND ONE OF THEM SAID:
“HOW CAN YOU TELL WHEN HUMANS ARE BLOWING SMOKE UP YOUR SHORTS?”, AND THE SECOND ONE ADMITTED HE DIDN’T KNOW, AND ASKED HOW: “THEIR LIPS ARE MOVING.”, REPLIED THE FIRST.
ONE MAN BELIEVED HE HAD SWALLOWED AESOP BUT IT TURNED OUT TO JUST BE A VERBAL HAIRBALL.
THE MATTER OF RESIDENCY
You CAN LIVE IN THE MOUNTAINS,
AND YOU CAN LIVE IN THE VALLEYS,
AND YOU CAN LIVE TOO MUCH IN EITHER THE MOUNTAINS OR THE VALLEYS.
THERE’S ONLY ONE PLACE WHERE YOU CAN’T LIVE TOO MUCH AT!
THE NEURON DOCTOR RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING LETTER:
“DEAR SIR: DO HORMONES EVER DIE?”,
AND THE DOCTOR SLAPPED THE POSTMAN SILLY FOR DELIVERING IT TO THE WRONG PERSON.
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THE WAY TO DETERMINE HOW CIVILIZED YOU ARE IS BY ASKING YOURSELF: HOW MUCH OF YOUR LIFE DO YOU FEEL IS MADE UP OF PHYSICAL SENSATIONS, AND HOW MUCH IT CONSISTS OF THINKING?
…AND SOMEONE RESPONDED:
“IS BEING ‘CIVILIZED’ THE SAME AS BEING IN A RESTRICTED STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS?,, THAT IS,
IN THE CONDITION THE MYSTICS REFER TO AS BEING, ‘ASLEEP,
‘IN THE DARK’, ‘IMPRISONED’?”
HOW CAN PROGRESS BE BOTH PROGRESS AND NON-PROGRESS?! —
WHAT KIND OF MAN IS IT WHO- IS BOTH A NORMAL MAN AND A NON-NORMAL ONE?!, AND, WHAT TYPE OF MIND IS IT THAT CAN PROCESS INFORMATION AND EXPERIENCE AS IT SHOULD, THAT IS, IN A MANNER BEFITTING THE CIVILIZATION IN WHICH THEY LIVE
AND YET THINK OF THINGS IN WAYS THAT BELIE ALL ROUTINE PERCEPTIONS?!
EVERYONE CONSISTS OF A MULTIPLICITY,
OFTEN OF APPARENTLY CONFLICTING FACTIONS,
BUT ONLY A FEW EVER CLEARLY REALIZE THE SITUATION,
AND THUS BOTH ADD-TO, AND SUBTRACT-FROM THIS OH-SO HUMAN CONDITION.
A CERTAIN MAN ONCE ASKED HIMSELF:
“WHO SUFFERS MOST: A LION WITH A TOOTHACHE,
OR A MAN WITH A TOOTHACHE WHO CAN ALSO THINK ABOUT IT?!”
…AND WHO IS THE MORE CIVILIZED: HE WHO SAYS HE IS, AND IS NOT,
OR HE WHO IS, AND SAYS NOTHING.
“HOW MUCH”, PONDERED ONE CHAP, “DOES TALK ULTIMATELY HAVE TO DO WITH IT7′
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A TALE OF THREE MEN
ONE MAN MOVED THE FURNITURE AROUND IN HIS HOUSE —
HE MOVED IT ONCE,
HE MOVED IT TWICE,
HE MOVED IT MANY, MANY TIMES,
SO MANY TIMES IN FACT,
THAT HE BEGAN HAVING TROUBLE TELLING THE FURNITURE FROM HIMSELF.
ONE MAN WROTE A STORY,
A STORY ABOUT HIM WRITING A STORY ABOUT HIMSELF,
AND HE DID IT SO WELL THAT
IT BECAME DIFFICULT TO DISTINGUISH THE STORY HE’D WRITTEN ABOUT HIMSELF, FROM HIMSELF.
ANOTHER MAN HAD A MIND,
AND I SEE NO NEED TO CARRY THIS ANY FURTHER
SINCE HIS CONDITION COVERS BOTH OF THE SITUATIONS JUST DESCRIBED.
A BUCKET SAID TO A DOG:
“WOULDN’T IT BE WONDERFUL TO BE EMPTY?!”,
AND THE CANINE REPLIED:
“I BELIEVE YOU MEANT TO SAY THAT TO THE MAN WITH ME.”
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SURE-FIRE, TERMITE-PROOF TEST TO DETERMINE IF YOU’RE STUPID OR NOT:
SIMPLY ANSWER THIS EASY QUESTION: DO YOU TAKE LIFE – PERSONALLY?
…(JUST BETWEEN YOU AND SOMEBODY ELSE, THE TRUTH IS THAT YOU’RE PRETTY MUCH OF A ROUTINE DUNDERHEAD
IF YOU’LL SUBMIT TO TAKING ANY TYPE OF TEST.)
THE MAYOR OF A BUSY CITY SAID:
“I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO THINK! — GET ME THE LATEST POLLING RESULTS.”, AND AN AIDE STARTED TO SAY THAT SUCH AN APPROACH WAS UNWORTHY OF A MAN OF HIS POSITION — BUT THOUGHT BETTER OF IT,
REMEMBERING THAT HIS HONOR HAD NO SENSE OF HUMOR.
MEANWHILE, ACROSS TOWN THEY RECONVENED A PREVIOUS NOTED CONFERENCE,
AND IN THE MIDST OF THE SPEECHES, A MAN IN THE AUDIENCE UNEXPECTEDLY STOOD,
AND LOUDLY EXCLAIMED: “HOLD UP! – YOU CAN FORGOT ABOUT ALL YOUR FINE THEORIES, AND SPECULATIONS ON THE MATTER — IT’S ALL SUDDENLY BECOME CLEARTO ME!”, AND THE CHAIRMAN STRUCK HARD WITH HIS GAVEL,DECLARING:
“SIR, I HAVE TOLD YOU BEFORE THAT WE ARE PROFESSIONALS HERE —
RECOGNIZED EXPERTS IN OUR FIELD —
THINGS DO NOT, ‘SUDDENLY BECOME CLEAR’ TO US!” NOW SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP ABOUT IT!”
MEN PEER OUT IN FEAR OF EXTERNAL DEMONS, DRAGONS & OTHER ASSORTED ENEMIES SO AS TO NOT BECOME UNACCEPTABLY UPSET OVER CONDITIONS AT HOME.
ALTHOUGH THIS SITUATION IS NATURAL TO MAN, HE HAS COME TO BELIEVE OTHERWISE,
AND HAS INVENTED SUCH THINGS AS RELIGION AND PSYCHOLOGY TO HELP PROTECT HIM FROM THAT FROM WHICH HE ACTUALLY NEEDS NONE.
…EXCEPT OF COURSE IN INSTANCES WHEREIN HE THINKS HE DOES! –
…LIKE IN, “BEING ALIVE” AND ORDINARY.
ONLY THE SICK CAN BE CURED — AND THEY CANNOT, WHICH HELPS FUEL THEIR ILLNESS.
…IS IT ANY WONDER THAT IN THE REPERTORY OF THE MYSTICAL WARRIOR DEATH IS ALWAYS MORE POPULAR THAN MERELY, “FEELING BAD”?!, WHICH IS DEATH EXTENDED TO ITS ULTIMATE LIMITS.
THE PEOPLE IN ONE VALLEY WOULD SHOUT UP TO THOSE IN THE MOUNTAINS: “WHY DEPRIVE YOURSELF OF HALF THE FUN OF BEING ALIVE?!”,
AND THE PEOPLE IN THE HILLS UNDERSTOOD THAT THEY MEANT:
“HALF THE FUN OF BEING ALIVE AND BEING NORMAL, DOWN HERE.”
” YOU CAN SPIT OFF THE TOP OF A BUILDING, BUT YOU’LL NEVER HIT A BIRD. **
THE SPEAKER THREW THIS QUESTION TO THE CROWD:
“WHY ARE THERE SYNONYMS FOR ALL OF MAN’S MAJOR ORGANS, LIKE: BLOOD-PUMP FOR THE HEART,
AND: ORGANIC-BELLOWS FOR THE LUNGS,
BUT NOT ONE FOR THE MIND?!”,
AND A VOICE IN THE THRONG CALLED OUT:
“HOW ABOUT: THOUGHT-GENERATOR?”,
TOWHICH THE SPEAKER REACTED: “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!”
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THERE WAS ONCE A RACE OF CREATURES WHO DISCOVERED A MAGICAL PLANT WHICH, WHEN EATEN,
EXTENDED THEIR LIFE SPAN;
BUT IT HAD A CERTAIN SIDE EFFECT:
THEIR LONGER DAYS BECAME ONES OF INCREASED APPREHENSION.
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RHETORIC CLARIFICATION
IRONY: BAD RAP NAME FOR,”COINCIDENCE”.
COINCIDENCE: MISNOMER TERM FOR, “THINGS AS THEY ARE”.
ALTHOUGH THE CONCEPT IS NOW FAR, FAR REMOVED FROM ITS ORIGINS
YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED TO KNOW THAT SUICIDE WAS ANOTHER INVENTION OF MYSTICS.
…IN FACT, RELATED THERETO: CONSIDER AND ASK YOURSELF:
WHY HAS LIFE MADE ORDINARY MEN SO STRONGLY CONDEMN THE PHYSICAL ACT THEREOF?! – WHAT DOES IT FEAR THEY MIGHT METAPHORICALLY SUSPECT
IF THEY TOO LONG PONDERED THE MATTER?!
THERE WAS ONCE A BAND OF TRAVELERS WHO BEGAN TO THINK OF ILLNESS AS A METAPHOR FOR HEALTH,
AND DEATH AS A SYMBOL FOR ENRICHED LIVING.
…(LIFE TRIED TO ARRANGE IT SO’S THEY’D GET LOST AND BE FORGOTTEN .)
THE SPEAKER SAID:
“WHAT IS IT ABOUT MAN THAT IS SO SPECIAL?”, AND SOMEONE IN THE CROWD REPLIED:
“YOU MEAN BESIDES HIM THINKING THAT HE IS?!”
…ALL WENT QUIET FOR A SPELL, THEN THE SPEAKER PICKED BACK UP AGAIN: “ALL RIGHT THEN: WHAT IS IT ABOUT MAN THAT IS SO STRANGE?” AND A VOICE FROM THE CROWD SAID: “SAME REPLY.”
ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A MAGICAL KINGDOM
WHERE HORSES WERE IN CHARGE AND RODE MEN AROUND —
AND THE DAY CAME WHEREIN ONE OF THE STALLIONS SUGGESTED THAT THEY CHANGE PLACES WITH MAN.
THERE IS A STORY THAT SAYS AN UNKNOWN, ALIEN VIRUS EXISTS IN THE BLOODSTREAM OF MAN, AND THAT IT EITHER HARMS YOU,
OR ELSE HELPS YOU, BASED ON HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT IT —
— AND SOMEONE WILL SAY:
“BUT SINCE WE HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF IT,
HOW CAN YOU FEEL EITHER THIS WAY OR THAT ABOUT IT?!” —
— OH YEAH,
THERE’S A THIRD POSSIBILITY OF IT HAVING NO EFFECT ON YOU,
WHICH OCCURS WHEN YOU HAVE NO PARTICULAR FEELING ABOUT IT ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.
ONE MAN WENT TO VISIT HIS MOTHER —
THEN HIS FATHER —
THEN HIS GRANDPARENTS AND ALL HIS OTHER ANCESTORS. AND THEN HE CAME BACK HOME.
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–and Kyr-cm-at said:
(The circular sense of salient justice
has little to do with cyclone fencing [at least not as little
as you might think] to wit):
The king publicly admitted that it was a “sad day for all” when the king had to publicly admit that it was a sad day for all.
…(And a viewer quickly [or sometime] wrote in to say; “At various times
I find your Prefaces and Intro’s as illuminating, and obfuscating as the actual body of the comment . ” – What a viewer )
AS PER ONE TALE,
BEFORE YOU COULD GRADUATE FROM A CERTAIN MYSTICAL SCHOOL
YOU HAD TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION:
AFTER YOU LEAVE,
SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO TRY AND PASS ALONG WHAT YOU’VE LEARNED HERE,
WILL YOU TRY AND TALK TO SIMPLE, INSTINCTIVELY DRIVEN MEN,
OR TO THE EDUCATED AND SOPHISTICATED?,
AND I CAN TELL YOU THIS,
IF YOU GAVE THE WRONG REPLY!! WELL I CAN FOR SURE TELL YOU THIS!,
THE PRIMARY REASON THAT ORDINARY PEOPLE THINK LIFE SO COMPLICATED,
AND DIFFICULT TO EXPLAIN
IS BECAUSE, (BEING ORDINARY), THEY DON’T SEE HOW SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT FORWARD IT IS
…OKAY, LIKE THIS:
LIKE WHAT I JUST SAID IS EITHER TRUE OR NOT TRUE — RIGHT?! — SEE! —
— THERE YOU GO AGAIN.
THERE WAS ONCE A PLANET THERE WAS SO SCREWED UP
THAT THE PEOPLE THERE THOUGHT THAT 2 WAS A REALLY COMPLEX & CHALLENGING NUMBER! ….AND UPON HEARING THIS STORY, ONE MAN’S LEFT FRONTAL LOBE
NUDGED HIS RIGHT FRONTAL LOBE AND WHISPERED: “GET A LOAD OF THAT CRAP!”
THE PROPER EVOLUTION OF GUN CONTROL
ONE MAN SHOT EVERYTHING HE OWNED — — THEN HE SHOT HIMSELF.
IN THE BEGINNING, SOME MEN DIDN’T FIND JUST BEING ALIVE SERIOUS ENOUGH,
SO THEY INVENTED RELIGION WITH ITS IDEAS OF SIN AND A RESULTING DEATH THAT COULD BE EVEN MORE SERIOUS THAN ONE’S LIFE;
BUT SOME DIDN’T EVEN FIND THIS SUFFICIENTLY SERIOUS,
SO UP THEY CAME WITH THE CONCEPT OF GOVERNMENT WITH ITS TAXES AND MILITARY CONSCRIPTION,
WHICH RETURNED BEING-ALIVE TO THE SUPERIOR POSITION OF, “SERIOUSNESS”.
BUT THERE WERE STILL SOME WHO FOUND EVEN THIS UNACCEPTABLE, AND THEY CONCOCTED THE NOTION OF REINCARNATION WHEREBY
MEN WERE CLAIMED TO HAVE SUFFERED IN LIVES PREVIOUS TO THIS ONE! -WHICH PICTURE, SEEMED TO THEM, SUFFICIENTLY SERIOUS.
AND YET — THERE REMAINS A FEW WHO FIND NONE OF THE ABOVE TOLERABLY EXPLANATORY, AND WHO EACH, (IN THEIR OWN PRIVATE WAY),
HAVE DEVELOPED THE ABILITY TO SHOOT EVERYTHING THEY OWN,
AND THEN TO TURN THE GUN ON THEMSELVES.
WITH THE ORDINARY, ONCE THOUGHT HAS PASSED THROUGH THE SECRET NEURAL FILTER AND BECOME SPEECH – EXPLANATIONS TURN INTO EXCUSES, AND CHANCES FOR A BULLS EYE, INTO SHLOCKY CONSOLATION PRIZES.
— AND NOW A CLEAR, SIMPLE DEFINITION OF: INSANITY:
ANYONE WHO TAKES THIS SERIOUSLY IS CRAZY.

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THERE WAS ONCE A MAN WHO MADE UP STORIES,
AND SOMEONE ASKED HIM HOW HE WENT ABOUT IT, AND HE REPLIED THAT
HE WOULD START MAKING ONE UP, AND THEN STOP WHEN IT WAS FINISHED -…NOT UNLIKE, (HE ADDED), HOW HE TRIED TO LIVE.
A MAN ONCE ASKED A MYSTIC HOW TO TELL WHICH PARTS OF ALL THIS ONE SHOULD TAKE LITERALLY,
AND WHICH PARTS SHOULD BE ANALYZED, METAPHORICALLY.
…(YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS ASKING “SOMETHING”!)
TO BE SURE HE WAS STILL ON COURSE,
ONE MAN WOULD PERIODICALLY CALL HOME,
(ALTHOUGH NEVER KNOWING EXACTLY WHERE HE WAS),
AND ASK THEM: “AM I STILL ON THE RIGHT TRACK?”,
AND THEY, (HAVING NOT THE LEAST IDEA), WOULD SAY: “CERTAINLY,- PRESS ON.” THEN HE, (HAVING NO REASON WHATSOEVER TO RELY ON THEIR JUDGEMENT), WOULD.
MORAL?! – YOU WANT A MORAL?!, OKAY:
NEVER GIVE A COW A QUARTER FOR THE PHONE. — AND NEVER LET YOUR MIND,
TRY AND LEAD YOU HOME.
…LOOK AT IT THIS WAY:
IF ANYBODY ELSE DID KNOW WHAT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT,
WHY THE HELL WOULD THEY TELL YOU?!
…(THIS IS PRECISELY WHY BOVINES AND SHEEP HAVE SUCH DIFFICULTY IN FOCUSING THEIR SIGHT.)
THERE WAS ONE MAN OUT ON THE ROAD WHO KNEW WHERE HE WAS,
BUT HE HESITATED IN STOPPING TO GIVE OTHERS DIRECTIONS WHEN THEY ASKED FOR FEAR OF GETTING EVERYONE LOST, ALL OVER AGAIN.
…(WHY DO YOU THINK THEY TRANSPORT CATTLE IN TRUCKS?!)
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ALL ORDINARY MINDS SPEAK OF MAN AS A PHYSICAL CREATURE WHO THINKS, AND BY THIS APPROACH, ATTEMPT TO EXPLAIN MAN’S LIFE.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IT DOES NOT WORK —
AND FURTHER NOTE THAT NEITHER DOES ANYTHING ELSE.
ON ONE WORLD THE THINKING BEINGS HAD THEIR MINDS IN THEIR FEET,
SO IT WAS MORE OBVIOUS THAT ANY WHERE THEY STOOD WAS NOT THE RIGHT WHERE.
COSMICALLY SPEAKING: THERE IS ONLY ONE DESCRIPTION OF A PROPER CAROUSEL: “ONE THAT’S RUNNING.”
EARTHLY SPEAKING: THERE IS BUT ONE DESCRIPTION OF A PROPERLY FUNCTIONING MAN: “ONE THAT’S FRUSTRATED.”
LEGEND SAYS THAT SOME ALIENS ONCE VISITED HERE,
AND RATHER THAN BEING SURPRISED AT MAN’S EXTENSIVE USE OF DRUGS AND ALCOHOL, WERE AMAZED THAT IT WAS NOT EVEN GREATER!
ORDINARY MEN SEE THEMSELVES IN MYTHS,
THE MORE-CONSCIOUS SEE THEM SELF IN THE MIRROR – THAT IS, (IF FOR SOME REASON), THEY WANTED TO “SEE THEM SELF”
ONE MAN SAYS HIS HESITATION IN LEAVING HOME IS DUE TO HIS FEAR THAT HE’LL SAY: “BE SURE AND WRITE, NOW.”
THE BASIS FOR MAN’S LOVE OF POEMS SAD, AND SONGS OF LAMENTATION, IS HIS UNREALIZED DESIRE TO, “LOSE” A CERTAIN SOMETHING —
A SOMETHING SO UNEXPECTED THAT HIS LACK OF REALIZATION IS QUITE UNDERSTANDABLE.
ONE MAN ASKED A MYSTIC TO FILL IN THE BLANK IN THE FOLLOWING SIMILE FOR HIM: “DISTRESS IS TO THE MIND AS STRESS PROPERLY IS TO THE BODY – BLANK.” …(SEE, EVEN A MYSTIC CAN CONVERSE WITH HIMSELF WHEN HE WANTS TO.)
ONE MYTH SAYS THAT WHEN MAN GOT OLD ENOUGH TO LEAVE HOME,
LIFE TOLD HIM: “IF YOU’LL TAKE UP THINKING, YOU’LL LIVE LONGER.”, AND SOME YEARS LATER LOCAL CONDITIONS CAME ACROSS MAN AND ASKED HIM IF LIFE’S ADVICE HAD PROVEN TRUE, AND MAN REPLIED:
“WELL…SINCE I STARTED THINKING, I GOTTA ADMIT THAT
EVERYTHING SEEMS SOMEHOW — DRAGGED OUT.”
A KING TOLD A PRINCE:
“JUST AS THE GODS HAVE GIVEN US RULERS BRAVERY,
AND THE STRENGTH OF DECISION-MAKING,
SO TOO HAVE THEY GIVEN THE COMMON MAN SELF-PITY AND UNCERTAINTY.”, AND THE REGENT ASKED:
“WHICH OF THE TWO DID THEY HAVE IT IN FOR?”
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THE SPECIAL FEEDING OF THE MYSTICAL MIND CAN BE EXPRESSED IN THE FOLLOWING POEM:
You CAN EAT TOO LITTLE,
AND YOU CAN EAT TOO MUCH,
BUT YOU CAN’T EAT TOO LITTLE.
THE SIMPLE LOOK AND SEE LITERAL MUD AND PHYSICAL STARS,
WHILE THE MORE SOPHISTICATED SEE OUR METAPHORICAL MOTHER EARTH & COSMIC FATHER, AND THOSE WHO HAVE CIRCUMNAVIGATED THE UNIVERSE SEE,
MUD AS MUD,
AND METAPHOR AS METAPHOR,
AND WHAT MORE IS THERE TO SAY?!
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THERE ARE TWO BASIC WAYS IN WHICH MEN LOOK AT THE IDEA OF THE MYSTICAL PATH: EITHER THAT IT IS VERY ANCIENT,
OR THAT IT IS ALWAYS NEW,
BUT IF YOU WANNA KNOW THE TRUTH — BOTH IDEAS ARE WRONG.
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“Kyroot’s News From The City And Other Places, (If You Can Hear About It)”:
Routine art annoys routine people;
Rebel art, no one — since no one normally even notices it.
But notwithstanding all that,
A man over in the Second Precinct says:
“I noticed! — I noticed!,
And it got all over my hands, and splashed up on my new trousers!”
And this definition from “Kyroot’s Dictionary From Hell & High-Water Marks”: The revolution: turning FIVE WORDS INTO FIVE THOUSAND.