mentholtomato (mentholtomato) wrote in anaishikawa,
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i was listening to this...

i don't know if it's pertinent, but i thought i'd post this "song." it's really interesting, sort of like an imitation (serious or in jest, that i can't tell) of buddhism and topics for meditation. if you wanted, perhaps you could meditate over some of these. others are just amusing. :)

"the essence... or... jist.

it is not in the thinking of things to do, it is in the counting of things that you have already done.
and it is not in the things that you staple together, it is in your desire to staple.
and it is not in the speaking on the telephone, it is in how loud you are speaking.
and it is not in the cable tv, it is in the cables themselves through which they send the crap into our homes.
and it is not in the smiling, it is in the teeth beneath the smile, and also the tongue.
and it is not in the baying for blood, it is in the actual baying, the quality of the baying.
and it is not in the plastic bottle, it is in the color of the lid of the plastic bottle.
and it is not in her actions or words, it is in how much her actions or words annoy you.
and it is not in your threshing machine, it is in how much your workers are afraid of the threshing machine.
and it is not in the chocolate factory, it is in the very fact that there is a chocolate factory.
and it is not in the chair, it is in the list that does exist somewhere of all the people who have sat in the chair.
and it is not in pineapple chunks, it is in pineapple rings.
and it is not in rocket fuel, it is in the drinking of rocket fuel.
and it is not in jokes, it is in the need for jokes.
and it is not in time exactly, it is in the sand in the hourglass.
and it is not in books, it is in the sober atmosphere of the library.
and it is not in banging on the big bass drum, it is in the inaudible swishing of the conductor's baton.
and it is not in the devil you know, it is in the devil you don't know.
and it is not in the pie filling, it is in the pastry.
and it is not in the rubbish, it is in where you put the rubbish."
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