Thursday, September 21, 2006

Loving the Fool

Per Rob Brezney:

Declare amnesty for the part of you that you don't love very well. Forgive that poor sucker. Hold its hand and take it out to dinner and a movie. Tactfully offer it a chance to make amends for the dumb things it has done.

And then do a dramatic reading of this proclamation by the playwright Theodore Rubin:
"I must learn to love the fool in me—the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool."

3 comments:

The Dung Beetle said...

Oh no... Though I grasp the sentiment, I hope this is not inspired by actual broken-hearted events in your life.

Yummyteece said...

OH no.... It's not at all. Tag and I are doing blissfully well, and all is right in that part of my life.

This is to remind myself of who I am when operating with all the world. To reiterate that I should continue to open up and experience, to trust and to love, without need or expectation of return (or even understanding).

But thanks for the concern!

Mardougrrl said...

Love love Rob Brezney...I always need that bit of inspiration from my horoscope.

And I'm so happy to read that things are going "blissfully well" for you!