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It’s Not a Bad Idea to Be Innocent

The smart money is on not being too clever.

If you can be humble, and really truly believe in your humility, potential employers will recognize that and give you a good job.

Don’t be a wolf in sheep’s clothing. If you can, be a sheep in sheep’s clothing.

I discussed this with the magic dragonfly who lives in the pond behind my house very early in the morning, when you can’t see the sun, but the sky is such a light grey as to be esentially white, and the air is actually a part of the sky, and both both are so full of light it puffs out your eye, your skull, your body.  And I asked, is it possible for us, human beings to be in no clothing at all?  Sure we can be a wolf in sheep’s clothing in wolf’s clothing, or the reverse, the sheep in wolf’s clothing in sheep’s clothing, but can we be naked — and just be what we are?  Or is this way of thinking about things, that we are either naked or in some sort of clothing, the distinction that we wear to pose as what we are to ourselves or to others?  Or is this way of thinking about things, that we have clothing that we remove in order to reveal who we really are, itself the sort of nakedness that belongs to human beings as our special nature, as wool does to the sheep, or as a certain innocent cunning belongs to the wolf?

Something like that, said the dragonfly.

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One thought on “It’s Not a Bad Idea to Be Innocent

  1. “…potential employers will recognize that and give you a good job.”

    “Promise?”

    “No, but it’ll help me get a job selling these truth serums if I don’t keep spilling them on myself – oh damn!”

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