For The Big Show
Rehearsing for Monday afternoon’s Cabaret and Poetry Hour
Those of you
who have read some of my essays, have probably deduced that, in my
estimation, the ‘Big Show’ is this gift of life on earth. It’s a show
with only one performance that starts at birth and ends when we die.
Replacement ‘little sunflower’
But what a fantastic show it is.
Monday evening moon-rise
the extras that came with my life on earth, is that I was given some
talent. So, I get to put on shows within the show, adding them to other
parts of ‘the big show’.
‘Let it snow’ ear warmers
Plays within The Play
For those events, it’s generally a good idea to rehearse.
Risen Monday Moon
Whether one’s part is a pebble on a beach, a raindrop, a flea, or a fiddler, everything in ‘our’ universe is part of the ‘Big Show’.
Older ‘little sunflower’
Now for the tricky part;
Most of everything on
earth is constantly recycled. This is because the water, air, carbon,
and other matter, are the same water, air, carbon, and other matter that
has been here for millions of years. We drink the same water that the
dinosaurs drank. We breathe the same air that the Buddha breathed, and
are made of the same molecules that were once used to make trees, bugs,
flowers and elephants.
I think this is a broader definition of reincarnation.
Replacement for the replacement for ‘little sunflower’
time as a human in this big show, is now.
When our time on the stage of
life is done, we return to the reservoir of raw material, to be
parceled out, combined, and shaped into other substances for the cosmic
Monday's delivery from Linda’s Pizza
While I am
here, now that I can see myself as a player in the big show, it is
important to me to do my very best to use the various talents that came
with my character. I have tried performing ‘out of character’ and found
that to be an exercise in joyless drudgery.
and success, for me, tends to be found in communication, as well as the
art’s and sciences, for it is there/here where my spirit finds bliss.
I am so grateful for this unique conglomeration of previously used molecules that I call, me.
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