Tuesday, May 20

that's the story


What I will be painting on my bookcase this week:

the world you see is just a movie in your mind
rocks don't see it
bless and sit down
forgive and forget
practice kindness all day to everybody
and you will realize you're already
in heaven now.
that's the story
that's the message
nobody understands it,
nobody listens, they're
all running around like chickens with heads cut
off. I will try to teach it bit it will
be in vain, s'why I'll
end up in a shack
praying and being
cool and singing
by my woodstove
making pancakes.
~ Jack Kerouac

bisous, e



10 comments:

  1. Oh, I LOVE this! It is telling that I connected to being one of those who runs around like a chicken with its head cut off. Slowly, getting the semester closed up. Trying to stop the running. Grades are posted. I have a long "to do" list for school, but GRADES ARE POSTED. Your photo up there is so inviting, I wish I could collapse right there in that magnificent window and listen to all of your wisdom. xoxoxoxo

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    1. oh ha ha ha -- my wisdom is all about staring out the window and listening to bird song-- but would ALWAYS love to have you here! xoox

      And? BOOy-YAH! on GRADES. ARE. POSTED. way to go, mama!!!

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  2. I've always loved Jack Kerouac.

    "the world you see is just a movie in your mind..." So true. It's really all about perspective and how you choose to deal with the information that comes. Thanks for the reminder :)!

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    1. it's a good reminder for me, too-- and i LOVE how he wrote this decades ago and I am only coming to realize this in the past few years . .. xoxo

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  3. praying and being
    cool and singing
    by my woodstove
    making pancakes.

    That's how I ended up after trying to shout the message out during my teenage years (in a very unappropriate way ;)). The pancakes are still there (on my hips and on the table), the singing has gotten slightly better and the shack is really nice at the moment. From time to time I throw the message into my creative pieces (much more appropriate and successful!!!).

    Love this quote. Love.

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thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me-- I love that you stopped by and hope something I shared was what you needed today. xo, e