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November 2nd, 2004


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06:04 am - mmmmm
Sometimes coffee tastes so good in the morning, I just have to stop and appreciate it. The rain outside is pounding, but I'm warm, and I have this lovely warm cup of deliciousness, and I don't have to go stand out in the rain for a while yet...

Ok, it isn't the tigers and the cliff and the mice and the strawberry. But I have to take the little happy moments where I find them, eh?
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From:nihilistech
Date:November 2nd, 2004 03:56 am (UTC)
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Sometimes it's the "mundane" little happy moments that are the ones most worth appreciated, because they can be so easily overlooked.

Mmmmmm, coffee.
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From:cithra
Date:November 2nd, 2004 06:15 am (UTC)
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Yes - it is the closest thing to being "in the moment" I've been able to wrap my brain around, because I always get on the 'but how can you be in the moment and traveling through the moment (ie via the passage of time) at once?' treadmill, as well as being pathologically unable not to plan things.

More coffee, and then I might find myself brave enough to stick my toe in the news-stream.
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From:sculpin
Date:November 2nd, 2004 06:00 am (UTC)
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I dunno, sounds like tigers-mice-strawberry to me. Especially today, with a 50% chance of tigers.

I'm just about to enjoy my coffee myself. Mmm.
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From:cithra
Date:November 2nd, 2004 06:12 am (UTC)
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ok, I can see that... I was thinking that my life was so much more mundane than the zen fable, but I guess situation aside the point is pretty much exactly what I was doing. I usually think of that story in terms of "don't lose track of the (positive) details while dealing with the (negative) big picture" but "enjoy the moment" fits just as well, if not better.

Yay multiple meanings!
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From:sculpin
Date:November 2nd, 2004 06:32 am (UTC)
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Yay! It'd be a pretty poor fable if it had only one meaning.

I feel "enjoy the moment" fits a little better because there's not much the protagonist can do to deal with the negatives. She's done what she can about that, and now the best thing she can do is hold on and enjoy the strawberry.

For me, the meaning is something like, "Sure, in the longer run you're screwed -- that's the human condition. It's good to enjoy yourself."

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