7.26.2005

Mr. Gobley sez:

  • An entire life probably will be viewable via the Internet before long: a camera implanted in utero, removed at death -- if then. A consummation devoutly not to be wished.
  • The most deadly trait in a leader is the utter lack of a sense of humor.
  • Charisma is a close second.
  • Beware the era in which the extraordinary is commonplace, and vice versa.
  • Time-honored salves for the depressed soul: volunteer work; tending a garden; two days in a place where no engines are heard.
  • Time-honored depression accelerants: television; strip shopping centers; celebrity-hunting magazines; bathroom scales.
  • How about a national service program placing suburban teenagers on family farms for a summer of work?
  • A theory on our current leadership crisis: neckties restrict blood-flow to the brain.
  • Needed invention: antibiotic socks for walking shoeless through airport security.
  • Spiritual nutrition: take a moment, before the first bite, to ponder the food's journey to your table, and the efforts, and the individuals, involved in getting it there.
  • We have free will, all right -- but where did it come from?

--Mr. Gobley

3 comments:

karen said...

Your mind is alot like amba's, it never sleeps! I love your poem in the post below and wanted to comment; no words seemed worthy.

I wanted to answer Hello... and work your poem from bottom upward, logically bringing the one sought after to the one in search of. It wouldn't work and I believe you have answered yourself perfectly- as is.

I always like to end my time on the computer w/you and your beautiful words. They say the last thing you do before you fall asleep will be echoed w/in your subconscious. That's why it's good for kids to fall asleep studying- it imprints. So, your words give me peace.

After today, I think I'll read your poem once more.

Be well, mr. gobley.

Mr. Gobley said...

My dear Karen: you are very kind to say so. I hope the dreams are vivid and restorative and meaningful.

You be well, too.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Depression accelerant for a writer: a visit to a bookstore

Spiritual nutrition: Mr. Gobley. Thanks for another good one!