KALI'S DAY excerpt

"Candice hears the sounds of birds. The last traces of light stain the cave’s entrance far from where she sits in full lotus covered only in the ashes of the dead. She drifts in and out, sometimes jolted from a vast emptiness by the grumbling of her stomach. So far she can silence hunger by simply focusing and re-focusing on her breath. But the stomach is a dumb animal and its indifference to “mind over matter” is becoming more apparent in the increasing volume of its complaint. It clenches itself like a fist and it’s all she can do to keep her eye closed, though she hears something scratching along the ground somewhere to her left. She’s conquered fear, never feared the dark until right before she conquered it. In another lifetime, there was a longing that she barely remembers. So it’s not fear or need that distracts her now. It’s the knowledge that, other than herself, something animate, something alive is within reach. Most likely it’s one of those large succulent beetles, thickly armored against what she is now in most danger of becoming—a predator, since she hasn’t really conquered appetite, has only concealed it, and despite having risen above the desire for even the simplest bowl of rice, is about to succumb to defeat for the taste of something that until now has been far from tempting or even remotely relevant to the satisfaction of any desire, let alone hunger—especially hunger.

She doesn’t open her eye. But she imagines it crawling heavily over the various obstacles in its way: pebbles and clumps of damp earth, a random search for whatever nourishment, dirt, dead insects, bits of excrement, it might stumble upon."

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Sunday, October 7, 2007

Your Bright Future...

Brought to you by Mayor Bloomberg. I am back in the thick of it, folks. And please don't support the Carlyle Group by frequenting Dunkin' Donuts. It's a small ping in the universe but if alla us little pings got together maybe some of the big pongs, mine-sweeping our rights and quality of life, would go down. Hopefully, i will regain my mental energy and increase the length of these little blog pings. Buy local, pay attention, and don't be afraid.


  1. okay, no dunkin donuts, and by the way dunkin donuts still uses styrofoam cups....uhhh, a friend who went there told me....

  2. And boycott Yahoo! Follow link for two hour Cspan video of House on Foreign Relations Comm. investigation of Yahoo China--a bunch of bottom feeders....
    (scroll down until you find it. i'm not techno-smart enough to imbed it here.)


  3. and what will we do when we find out that blogger employees wear nikons, drink starbucks, buy their pj's at wal-mart and use plastic bags at the grocery store?

  4. Stop blogging. Send letters. Publish pamphlets. Do street theater.