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“What Is This?”

I knew from school that the world was made of atoms and molecules, and we knew scientists were out there somewhere splitting and spinning and bouncing and breaking down matter to the smallest building blocks of the universe, but all I wanted to know was why there were building blocks in the first place and what was building with them. What wasn’t and wanted to be? What is this?

That was my big question: What is this?

To me, it felt like we were all living in a snow globe and people in white lab coats were out there just counting snowflakes. I didn’t want data. I wanted to bask in the stomach-dropping, tingling sensation of unknowing and soak in something more basic—namely, “What the fuck are we doing in this snow globe?”

pete holmes in his book comedy sex god

The Time Is Now

Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.

from The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by eckhart tolle

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Part 4

Voices of yesteryear speak prophetic truth that’s timely for 2020

I can see the point of having a real swinging joint

With plenty of happy faces filling the air

But look, can we learn to love so we don’t have to worry?

No hate, all good for all sisters and brothers

If a bell could ring

And make the whole world sing

Let’s unite the whole wide world at Christmas time

from “let’s unite the whole world at christmas” by james brown (1968)

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Part 3

Voices of yesteryear speak prophetic truth that’s timely for 2020

And so this is Christmas (war is over)

For weak and for strong (if you want it)

For rich and the poor ones (war is over)

The road is so long (now)

And so happy Christmas (war is over)

For black and for white (if you want it)

For yellow and red ones (war is over)

Let’s stop all the fight (now)

from “happy xmas (war is over)” by john lennon and yoko ono (1971)

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