Bob likes candy corn. He thus looks forward to Halloween each year. As a practitioner of Zen, Bob lives in the present, though, and will gladly eat candy corn at any time. One could do worse than to follow Bob’s fowl example — and get one’s mind firmly situated in the present. Burn the past, except for its good lessons, and act wisely and calmly in the present. The future, then, will be an opportunity for further enlightenment and joy. What could be a better way to live? Bob is happy in his role as a resident rare South American parrot living in the Drabble household. All hail to Bob!
June 19, 2015