ego


1. Let me Thread you a story…(1-18)
2. We’re just a little town. Don’t go in much for big and showy, but we had us a fella once who liked to write his name everywhere in town.
3. Wasn’t a building or a fence or a bench or a sidewalk safe from his red spray can. “Huge, Huge, Huge” it said everywhere.
4. Natty Knowles spent all his time scrubbing it off things & the town shelled out so much money for it they finally confronted Freddy Huge.
5. Said they were going to make him pay all the expenses. At first, Freddy tried to blame one of the Syrian refugee families in town.
6. But everyone knew Ahmed Shah was a hard-working man who just wanted to raise his family in a safe, peaceful place.
7. And his wife, Halimah, was busy raising their two boys, Idris and Harun, 4 and 3, respectively.
8. Besides, she was eight months pregnant at the time with their daughter, Bilqis, and everyone knew she couldn’t be doing it.
9. Besides, Minnie Halverson, head of the Beale Street Neighborhood Watch was on stakeout one night and saw what happened.
10. Freddy would never dirty his own hands with anything like real work, but his Russian accountant, Ivan Drago, was up for the job.
11. Minnie literally caught him red-handed as the spray paint leaked back over his fingers some.
12. Faced with this evidence and a huge bill from the city, Freddy and Ivan declared bankruptcy.
13. They snuck out of town one night and folks hear tell they set up shop in New Jersey where waste management is a…big industry.
14. Sad to say they left the shareholders at Huge Waste Management holding the bag, and people lost badly needed jobs.
15. Like I’ve said before, we take care of our own in this town. Mayor Begay formed a city waste management firm.
16. The shareholders were happy to buy into that, folks kept their jobs, and we saw no more red spray paint around town.
17. Meanwhile, Freddy and his Russian contact are growing wealthy. Hear tell they’ve opened a university for the waste management business.
18. Naturally, it’s called Huge Waste University.

This tale can also be found on Twitter @downportalville.

Random quote of the day:

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment intuition.”

—Rumi, Masnavi, Book IV, Story II, (tr. Edward Henry Whinfield)

 

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“Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool.”

—Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

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“Many of our pains could be summed up as: problems of the unrecognized ego in an indifferent world.”

—Alain de Botton, Twitterfeed, January 14, 2012

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Random quote of the day:

When we get out of the glass bottles of our own ego,
and when we escape like squirrels from turning in the cages of our personality
and get into the forest again,
we shall shiver with cold and fright
but things will happen to us
so that we don’t know ourselves.

Cool, unlying life will rush in,
and passion will make our bodies taut with power,
we shall stamp our feet with new power
and old things will fall down,
we shall laugh, and institutions will curl up like burnt paper.

—D.H. Lawrence, “Escape”

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Random quote of the day:

“Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.”

—Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

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“The ultimate dragon is within you; it is your ego clamping you down.”

—Joseph Campbell on slaying dragons, “The Hero’s Adventure,” The Power of Myth

 

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Random quote of the day:
“What is Grand is necessarily obscure to Weak men. That which can be made Explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.”

—William Blake, letter to Reverend Dr. Trusler, Aug. 23, 1799

(Thanks to handworn.)

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