Disruptive Juxtaposition

Saturday, November 25, 2006

It's comin' out!! It's comin' atchaaaaa!!

Food Bed Gospel is, that is.


Beethoven, String Quartets Ops 59 and 74 (perf. the Takacs Quartet).

Big Star, #1 Record.

Mitch Hedberg, Mitch All Together.

Phoenix, It's Never Been Like That.

Dr. Octagon, Dr. Octagonecologyst.


Carved apart a turkey yesterday, yesterday being our actual Thanksgiving. The turkey I roasted turned out to be extra, and so I was able to practice carving it in edifying privacy. The experience turned out to be memorable, and put me in this frame of mind:

"A technique is a procedure that may be mastered, but the skill of the sage goes beyond this. One might say that it has become an 'art,' a dao. With Zhuangzi's conception, any physical activity, whether butchering a carcass, making wooden wheels, or carving beautiful ceremonial bell stands, becomes a dao when it is performed in a spiritual state of heightened awareness."


  • Grandad once told me that his mother placed a large bowl of soup on the center of the table. All the kids had a spoon and ate as quickly as they could swallow. For this was the way one was fed in the old country. Today we carve the turkey, spoon the potatoes and gravy, the chestnut stuffing, the salad, the green beans, oh my, don't forget the pies! Enjoy your gifts from above, and thank Him for what we have.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:25 PM  

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