Thursday, October 23, 2008

Groucho Marx is Alive

" I intend to live forever, or die trying. " Groucho Marx

No, he is not trick-or-treating. I ran across this fellow while waiting for my wife to get some coffee. This, for some reason, grabbed the neurotic raccoon in me and brought it to a screeching halt. You know, we probably do not stop long enough to take in the world around us. Usually I would think,

" Oh, another dude reading the paper. Nice red boots & striped tie, man."

But this time I stopped and took it in. I found myself wanting to know more about this character who had just perched himself on the fence next to the pumpkins to read his paper. Was he homeless? Did he always dress like this? Does he have some cool stories? What happens in his little dollop of this here third planet from the sun? I wonder if he would let me buy him a cup of that $5 Joe and chat? He moved on after a few moments, but the lesson was not missed: don't forget to stop and take in the world around you. What makes people tick? Wonder about people and your surroundings. I know it sounds childish, but maybe that's what we need; to be more like our children and really delve into the wonder of the world in which we live, instead of rushing around and missing so much. What do you think?


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