Dude, there's a bird on your shoulder.  

doneinforever 59M
9 posts
7/31/2006 9:08 pm
Dude, there's a bird on your shoulder.


I am a hockey fan. When I see PP I think of a power play. Now that I have read my first two posts I think pretentious prick. Wow, I sound like a really stuffy snot nosed bastard. Very full of myself. Jeez, I guess I am arrogant. I think I will just quote Popeye here, "I ams what I am." I think he was also credited with the quote "Baby, bend me over and f*** me with the strap on." Or maybe it was Bill O'Reilly, not that there's anything wrong with that. Ah well, it's my friggin' blog, I guess I can come across any way I damn well please. As an aside I would love to thank Mike Myers for bringing the word friggin' back into use. I actually got to use it in a radio ad a few years ago. I got emails of disapproval, that's good, it means people were listening. In the future if you see PP here, it is a reference to me.
I read a book recently, yeah it surprised the hell out of me too, written by Mitch Albom "Tuesdays With Morrie." It is a book where Mitch spends time with an old college professor, a mentor, who is dying from ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). In exploring Morrie's impending death the author learns a beautiful way to live. A passage that really struck me was the question: How can you ever be prepared to die?
"Do what the Buddhists do. Every day, have a little bird on your shoulder that asks, 'Is today the day? Am I ready? Am I doing all I need to do? Am I being the person I want to be?'"
Now I don't know if the Buddhists really do this or not, but it struck me as a great way to approach every day. I think this blog is part of that for me. It is a way to reach out to other people, without any kind of threat. It is a place where people hopefully can come and read and maybe comment and not be judged. Just be.
Today the answers to the little bird would have to be:
Is today the day? I don't know, it could be, it could be any day.
Am I ready? No, but if it has to happen today, I guess I'll go.
Am I doing all I need to do? No, not yet, but if you keep reminding me I will get closer day by day.
Am I being the person I want to be? I am getting closer all the time. I just need to stay focused and not get distracted by bright shiny objects.
It ain't much, but that's what I got right now.
Love to all, PP.

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