Saturday, January 14, 2006
Note to Sirensong - Finding the Real Waldo
I wrote one of the first entries in this journal two months back after watching "Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin" with my kids. At the end Linus says the Great Pumpkin didn't arrive because the Pumpkin Patch wasn't sincere enough. He said next year he would find a more sincere Pumpkin Patch. Linus is a true monk. Likewise, I think TinTin would be a great guide. If you ever cross the Mississippi, try Cherokee, NC, and the Cold Mountain region for a sincere Pumpkin Patch. The gods hide in low places. They ask the question - Who is the Masked Man? - when we are the Masked Man, our identity not yet revealed even to ourselves. It is like Arjuna's Dharma path, guided by intuition. There are many guides hidden everywhere. The trick is to find the Real Waldo.