Monday, November 05, 2012


Life is a matter of perspective. There was a young Zen monk walking along a riverbank looking for a place to cross over to the other side. He finally saw an old monk on the other of the river so he yelled “How do I get to the other side of the river”? The old monk thought for a moment and then yelled back, “You are on the other side of the river”! Having a sense of perspective can help us to understand life a little better. We are all searching for happiness but happiness is often like the glasses that are sitting upon our nose. Happiness is not “out there”. Happiness is right in front of us. Pay attention and you will find it.

Tomorrow is election day. Two very different candidates with very different agendas. Each has very passionate followers who find some hope in two very different messages. Most of us believe one or the other is the correct message and the one that we believe in. Again…it’s a matter of perspective. Whatever message touches you, the main thing is to vote!

The “Boss” was in town on Saturday night. Yes, Bruce Springsteen played at the Yum Center this weekend. I’m told he played a 3 ½ hour show. I like the “Boss” but I must be honest and admit that I no longer have the stamina for such an event. At this point in my life my perspective found more happiness going the movies with my granddaughter this weekend to see “Frankenweenie” because we both love Tim Burton films.

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