Category Archives: PERFECTIONISM

THE ROCK

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“I am a rock.”    Paul Simon.”

Imagine a rock, a mountainous boulder hurtling through space. Such a crumb of infinity would, if endowed with minimal intelligence, repeat over and over “I am a rock, seeking my destiny, piercing the void at the fastest possible speed, deviating from my path, never at all. I will continue on this perfectly straight, flawlessly, narrow course until I reach my-as yet unknown goal.”

This narcissistic traveler would have no information available to aid it in the discovery that it had, trillions of years earlier, fallen into the gravitational control of an immeasurably vast ball of gas which would someday burn itself into ultimate darkness taking with it this orbiting rock-o-naut and all other space crumbs within orbiting range.

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Lee Broom

THE ROCK

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“I am a rock.”    Paul Simon.”

Imagine a rock, a mountainous boulder hurtling through space. Such a crumb of infinity would, if endowed with minimal intelligence, repeat over and over “I am a rock, seeking my destiny, piercing the void at the fastest possible speed, deviating from my path, never at all. I will continue on this perfectly straight, flawlessly, narrow course until I reach my-as yet unknown goal.”

This narcissistic traveler would have no information available to aid it in the discovery that it had, trillions of years earlier, fallen into the gravitational control of an immeasurably vast ball of gas which would someday burn itself into ultimate darkness taking with it this orbiting rock-o-naut and all other space crumbs within orbiting range.

Ha ha.

(Life is like that)

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Lee Broom

THE ROCK

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“I am a rock.”    Paul Simon.”

Imagine a rock, a mountainous boulder hurtling through space. Such a crumb of infinity would, if endowed with minimal intelligence, repeat over and over “I am a rock, seeking my destiny, piercing the void at the fastest possible speed, deviating from my path, never at all. I will continue on this perfectly straight, flawlessly, narrow course until I reach my-as yet unknown goal.”

This narcissistic traveler would have no information available to aid it in the discovery that it had, trillions of years earlier, fallen into the gravitational control of an immeasurably vast ball of gas which would someday burn itself into ultimate darkness taking with it this orbiting rock-o-naut and all other space crumbs within orbiting range.

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Lee Broom

THERE CAME A DAY

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My friend Harry was a remarkably,  friendly human; always helpful, always smiling always encouraging others. And when in a conversation with those of opposing points of view, his captivating personality always became the final authority. Those who appeared to oppose him did so only for a moment, soon to become Harry’s student in human affairs.

But there came a day…

It was spring, the weather that day, the kind of day that travelers to Arizona remembered and which motivated them to return…

Harry was hiking with one of his many lady friends; they were wading in a shaded creek in The Superstitions and had been literally living off the land, grabbing a stalk of this or the flower of that, juicing on the fluids in the nopal pears along the streams borders and attempting to snatch an occasional trout whose camouflage was impossible to detect.

“Don’t eat that” warned Harry’s date just seconds before Harry’s last bite and minutes before Harry’s last “Goodbye”.

My friend Harry was a remarkably,  friendly human; always helpful, always smiling always encouraging others. And when in a conversation with those of opposing points of view, his captivating personality always became the final authority. Those who appeared to oppose him did so only for a moment, soon to become Harry’s student in human affairs.

But there came a day…

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