November 20th, 2009


(no subject)

- Is there anything you love, Hermit?
- Yes.
- What is it?
- I don’t know. Something that comes to me sometimes. Sometimes it’s some kind of thought, sometimes the nuts, sometimes a dream. The important thing is that I always recognize it, whatever form it takes, and I greet it best I can.
- How?
- By becoming calm.
- Does that mean you’re worried all the rest of the time?
- No, I’m always calm. It’s just that calm is the very best thing I have in me, and when this thing I love comes to me, I offer it my calmness.
- And what do you think is best about me?
- About you? It’s probably sitting quietly in the corner without bothering anybody.
- Really?
- I don’t know. If you really want to, you can work out what the best thing in you is by thinking what it is you offer when you feel love. What did you feel, when you were thinking about the person who waved to you?
- Sadness.
- Well, that means the best thing in you is your sadness, and that’s how you’ll always greet anything you love.
( “Hermit & Six-Toes” by Victor Pelevin )