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You can run, but you can't hide

Postby Jechbi » Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:49 pm


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Re: You can run, but you can't hide

Postby genkaku » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:00 pm

If you tell a kid not to stick beans up his nose and then leave the house, what is the first thing he's likely to do?
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Re: You can run, but you can't hide

Postby Fede » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:52 pm

Oh Lordy genkaku how true!
There I am, many years ago, babysitting for a toddler, and his mother, upon leaving, turns and admonishes him - "and don't go licking the socket!"

So of course, what do I have to try stopping him from doing all evening... Crawling to the wall and....

His mother gets home, and I confess I've had as devil of a job getting him to stop.
She looks at me astonished.
"Really? He's never done that before!"

It's the same kinds of thing if we notice somebody has a mildly physical handicap, or weird blotch on their facd. our eyes are drawn to it, and it's all we can do to not stare......
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: You can run, but you can't hide

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:23 am

Thanks Jechbi, Genkaku, Fede

Sounds to me like the sort of 15 minutes of fame that you don't want!
You can't help but feel sorry for the poor kid, though I am sure it will be an incredible learning experience for him.
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: You can run, but you can't hide

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Re: You can run, but you can't hide

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:28 am

That reminds me of the scene in 'Roxanne' (w/ Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah), and the young rookie firefighter who joins the squad is taken aside and gently warned, he is really sensitive about his nose. Don't say anything, and whatever you do, don't catch him staring at it!!!
And of course, having been told not what to do, the young man is mesmerised by Steve Martin's character's nose and comedy ensues.
Cheers

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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