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La Vida Locust

posted at 12:04 pm
on Apr. 14, 2003

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Not all of my entries are going to be emailed from now on.  Just the REALLY GREAT ones.  This is not one of those.

I was eating an apple today, and I thought to myself: Have I ever eaten an apple with a worm in it?

I should clarify that I don’t mean “and not known about it.”  That thought gives me the willies, along with the false statistic that the average person eats 4, 8 or 10 spiders in their sleep over the course of their life.

Anyway, my point is, you instantly pictured an apple with a worm sticking out of it, smiling and waving, when I asked the question, but has it EVER actually happened to you?

Probably not, and that’s what I find so interesting about food in America.  Think of ALL the food that’s prepared in kitchens all over the place, think of all those bags of pre-shredded salad you’ve eaten, and think how infrequently you’ve run into a bug.

Now think of a camping trip you’ve gone on, or think of the markets you’ve seen in undeveloped countries, if you’ve been lucky enough to travel there.  LOTS of bugs.

So, seeing as I have no point, I’ll end here, and that’s why this one ain’t emailed. 😊



 
 

 

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Overheard

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

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