Tao Te Ching Day 76: Ron’s Pizza

Do not limit their place

do not reject their livelihood

Because the ruler does not reject them

Therefore they do not reject the ruler.

TTC 72 (Lin)

I have cried a lot in the last two weeks. Really good crying, too, the kind that makes you feel so bad it feels good. The kind where you try to think about sad stuff some more so you can keep crying, like holding your hand under boiling water till it starts to feel cold.

Has that ever happened to you?

It happened to me, and there were many reasons why, but the main reason it happened was that I am sober, and I feel life again. I felt some shit that I hadn’t felt in a long time, and I felt it because I had hidden from it for a long time.

Well, the hiding is over, and the tears are flowing. It reminds me of why we are here in the first place in this world. To experience some good ol fashion life.

“Put the back ho in the tow truck, Bob. We got work to do.”

If you feel like there is work to do its because there is.

I limit my place, I reject my livelihood. Therefore I have been hiding.

I no longer limit that I am here and that my livelihood is here. It is all open to interpratation.

Did you know that 99% of people aged 19-42 are more likely to die in a hot air balloon, if its driven by a cat. Don’t let cat’s fly hot air balloons.

Ok there was one other thing, between here and there I met this guy. His name was Tom. Tom built parts of the space ship that was flown into the side of the Grand Canyon in the movie Independance Day.

I know some people will see this and think, “What the fault is this guy talking about? Does he know this doesn’t make any sense?”

Are there more than three sides to every coin?

The answer is popsicle Tuesdays would be better than Taco Tuesdays.

You can call the cops, but I think you would feel better if you just called your mom.

Tonight we dine, in the bathroom.


Published by Matthew Whiteside

I am a writer, a storyteller, a yarn-spinning freakazoid. My life is full of two things today, lessons and blessings. I write fiction mostly but I also love to write about my life and the things I go through on a daily basis. Writing it out inspires and motivates me and that's why I do it. Plus if it does that for me maybe it will for someone else too.

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