An Old Saying for a New Day
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Today, fortunately for me, I will not be in the driver’s seat. I will not have to operate my life as if it’s a small, multifaceted ship in a mysterious ocean. Luckily, another power is in charge, a power that’s more immense than the starry sky and more harmonious than the most perfectly performed symphony. The minutes of this day will be steered in a serene and flawless way by a force that’s been flowing since before time. The manager of all things will be bigger than countless oceans, and brighter than the brightest sunrise. It will be like riding in a limousine with an astute chauffeur, or perhaps like hiking steep hills and billowing valleys with a meticulous and sagacious guide. Luckily, I won’t be the the pilot today, just a passenger prepared for surprises and fresh wisdom.
A PONY TO RIDE (what Joe K., age 43 and homeless, said) I show drivers a sign that asks for money and also shows that I’m a shameless disappointment. I guess I should stay under a rock somewhere, since I’ve made an absolute mess of my life for forty years. I’m sure love is something special, but I never learned how to do it, how to hold life lightly and gently, instead of always warring with it. I thought life was a fight to be fought, but now I see it’s maybe just a river to follow, or perhaps a pony to ride wherever it wishes to go. I hope I still have time to learn. I used to love pony rides as a kid.