For What It’s Worth.. 25.1.. September 25, 2011

I KEEP MULLING JIM’S QUESTION.. IF you are confused.. please go back and see FWIW 25 which precedes this addendum..

THE SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND DOLLAR QUESTION.. Am I enjoying India on this and on past trips.. or am I believing it when I murmur “What in the ever loving HELL am I doing here?”

JIM.. I think you and I.. being reasonably intelligent human beings.. can and will and DO AGREE ON THIS STATEMENT.. NO ONE KNOWS REALLY.. there are those who THINK they know.. and those who KNOW THEY KNOW BUT LITTLE..

WISDOM OF THE AGES .. SPIRITUAL TRUTH..

THE MORE YOU KNOW.. THE MORE YOU KNOW YOU DON’T KNOW..

Patti and I discussed my love for India and Patti mentioned the children.. the magic of the children in India.. and their incredible eyes.. THAT then took me TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE IN INDIA..

AND JIM I ENDED UP AT THIS POINT..

DID I LIVE IN INDIA IN A PAST LIFETIME.. IS BEING IN INDIA.. ON SOME ADVANCED SPIRITUAL LEVEL.. BEING HOME AGAIN FOR ME..

In a long ago September of 1948.. I had just turned 12-years old.. it was noontime.. I was in the boy’s room of Oakridge Junior High School.. 13-mile Road and Rochester Road.. Royal Oak.. Michigan.. looking in the mirror at the left end of the row of mirrors above the sinks.. JUST inside of the entry doors which were to my left.. IT IS AS CLEAR AS IF I WAS STANDING THERE NOW JIM.. I was FUSSING WITH MY DRATTED HAIR.. combing it..

SUDDENLY I DECIDED.. “I can NOT deal with this hair thing.. I am going across the street to the barber shop and have this DRATTED HAIR CUT OFF..” and I did.. and basically.. certainly WITH MORE THAN ONE EXCEPTION because of ‘outside’ pressures.. I have let it grow out fully.. but I would have to say that for 95% of my life I have kept my hair short.. or shaven with a razor..

I am ‘at home’ with my head shaven or cropped extremely short (THANKS TO YOU CHAD 45039 who said to me “Cap.. you can cut your hair shorter IF you will cut your hair with NO attachment on your electric hair cutter.” Chad I then went to a razor and shaving it)

I will readily admit I ‘look’ nice with it grown out.. but THAT is NOT me..

AND I ARRIVE HERE JIM..

WAS I A BUDDHIST MONK IN A PAST LIFE.. I CERTAINLY RELATE TO THEIR CLOSELY CUT HAIR AND THE REASONS THEREFORE..

At the end of my first trip to India.. October 31st, 1990 into May 1991.. I tried to decide the WHY of my LOVE FOR INDIA and I ended up quoting Forrester who could NOT answer this question for himself..

HERE I WILL CLOSE WITH THE QUESTON TO MYSELF..

AM I NOW LIVING IN ANOTHER PART OF THIS WORLD (THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA).. BECAUSE OF A FORMER LIFE OF LIVING IN INDIA.. DURING WHICH FORMER LIFE IN INDIA I SAID TO MYSELF.. ” WHAT IN THE EVER LOVING HELL AM I DOING IN INDIA GOD? ”

giggle.. giggle.. giggle.. love.. captain..