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More Late-Night Aphorisms



MORE LATE-NIGHT APHORISMS


by William Thomas





it'sallgood


NOT CONVINCING

 

  If you have to convince yourself


that something is true, good or just...

 

It probably isn’t.








zenmaster



JUST CHECKING

 

    “Hello!” the master shouted into the adept’s ear.


    “Anybody home?”






  

Belief System











THE BIGGEST ILLUSION

  

 This

 

&

 

  Not This









CUTEMOUSE


MICE

  

    I don't like setting traps to break the necks and abort the lives of living 

    beings whose ancestors have been around so much longer than mine. 

 

    "Kindly exit my premises so you don’t get hurt,” I tell the mice. 

 

    “And don't even think about sex.








manoffaith


MAN OF FAITH

 

 He was a man of faith


There is nothing more dangerous








Iraqi mother with her dead child


SORRY ABOUT THAT

 


    We're sorry we killed your children 

 

    Your spouse

 

    Your future 

 

    Your hope 

 

 

    We just want to be your friends








RAMBOAMERICA'SFAVORITEVIOLENCE


JUST RELAX

 


    We live with constant noise and distraction, 

 

    Relax with violent imagery, 

 

    And wonder why we cannot find 

 

    Peace and serenity










THE GOLDEN RULE

  

Those with the gold make the rules.

 


(Told to me by a former FX Foreign Currency trader

after he quit his profession in shame and disgust.)










commandments


THE 1 COMMANDMENT 


 

 BE NICE








nuclearfamilyfight


FISSION FOLKS

 

 I've noticed that nuclear families

 

often result in fission









zentv


B.S.

 

  

    1,500 years Before Screens, 

    T'ao Ch'ien suggested cultivating idleness. 

 

    Not crossing a busy street looking at a screen,

    But sitting still looking out our eyes. 

 

    Be careful, he said.

    All our busy-ness is wrecking the place. 

 

    Eying his fields and thatched hut, 

    T'ao Ch'ien also said, who needs anything more? 

 

    (He actually wrote: 

    “Wanting nothing beyond enough.”) 

 

    Also…

    “Why all this reverent longing for ancient times?” 

 

    Damp weeds reminded him “never to resist.”

    Smart dude! 

 

    Which is what you’d expect from someone 

    named after the Tao.

 

    Me, I prefer my Zen on a big flatscreen, 

    While sipping coffee and eating Fig Newtons.









BESTADVICESON


BEST ADVICE

 

 

Shut up



Take only what you need


 

Put something back










COOK’S CREW



    We are ripping out our space colony's intricate life-support web as surely  

    as Captain Cook's seamen in Tahiti pried the iron spikes from the hull of 

    their ship to trade for the favors of the comely vahines ashore.

 

    At least they got laid.









EARTHCOLONY


SPACE COLONY ETIQUETTE

   

The first stupidest thing anyone can do onboard a space colony circling a minor G2 star on the fringes of this M5 Galaxy is to forget they have to breathe oxygen every minute and drink at least 2 liters of pure water every 24 hours. 

 

The second stupidest thing anyone can do onboard this habitat in space is to think that radionuclides, mutagenic chemicals, old cellphones, spilled oil and discarded plastics can be thrown “away”.

 

Onboard Earth, where everything recirculates,


What goes around comes around,

 

Usually with interest.











VERMEER & GRETA

 


Squirming in her voluptuous proximity, Vermeer stands close beside lovely Greta. They are peering under a black drape at a pear balanced on a contrasting purple cloth. 

 

Retaining their vivid tones, both objects appear improbably suspended upside down in the ground-glass of his newly acquired camera obscura…

 


Greta: "Is it real?"

 

Vermeer: "It's an image made of light."

 

Greta: “Don’t be an oaf.”

 

 








WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?

 


 

We are here to get the lessons

 

We arrange for ourselves











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 发件人     William Thomas 2018