where it was written, also
x: so what’s first?
y: when you wake, you want to meditate.
but I pray, because I don’t know how.
x: well that’s easy.
x: sure. you just sit there.
y: and.. that's it?
sit still and think up stuff.
y: well what’s so hard about that?
x: sitting still, especially with the coffee i have soon as i sit up from bed.
first sip, i pop like a pill on easter morning.
x: but don’t keep me waiting – what else you got for us?
after you meditate, or pray.. from there, you become immersed in all the nowness, about you.
x: h’m. what else?
y: judge not. nobody. i’ll tell you — this one was especially hard for me.
x: how come?
y: everywhere i go, it happens so naturally: i judge.
but now that i’ve noticed, a general change has come over my behavior.
x: good for you. keep it up.
y: i walk in nature — everyday — that’s the next thing you want to remember.
and to notice the greatness in every being, every time you interact.
x: that one, i’m actually going to try. keep going.
y: there was one more thing.. shoot. what was it?
x: be friendly?
y: no. it was.. o shoot.
x: come on.
each time you interact, give something to someone.
not sure i like that one..
only thing i’ve usually with me is money, and never more than a couple singles.
y: joy might be a better thing to give.
x: how can someone give joy?
y: that’s easy. for instance, you could wish someone to have a special night.
y: a special night?
x: yes. for instance, i wish you a special night.
x: .. however that means to you.
y: i’ll be honest – was a nice try, but i’ve had a pretty rough day.
(y reaches into wallet)
y: in any case, you made it count.
have a dollar.
All She Said
"I really appreciate you."
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