Based in Washington, Ross is a general manager of a food safety company. His musings explore life, work and every moment in between.

VI. Wisdom: The Voice of God

“VI. Wisdom: The Voice of God

Ninety percent of what’s wrong with you

    could be cured with a hot bath,

says God through the manhole covers,

    but you want magic, to win

the lottery you never bought a ticket for.

    (Tenderly, the monks chant,

embrace the suffering.) The voice never

    panders, offers no five year plan,

no long-term solution, no edicts from a cloudy

    white beard hooked over ears.

It is small and fond and local. Don’t look for

    your initials in the geese honking

overhead or to see through the glass even

    darkly. It says the most obvious shit,

i.e. Put down that gun, you need a sandwich.”

-Mary Karr

Mary Karr reminds us that our emotions are temporary, that our emotions reveal no long term plan, that our emotions needs to be contemplated to be understood.

20 years ago

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