The Artwork of Michael Divine




First, The Dishes

September 27th, 2006

That happens from time to time. I am going along
in my simple life
and all of a sudden
there is this driving urge to save the world.
it overcomes me and i’m like What can i do? Where do i start?
My heart is exploding and i’m just about overloading.

And a little voice is like, well, you could start by doinf the dishes in the sink.
And a bigger voice in my head is like: WTF: how is that gonna help?
And the little voice is like, you’ll see…
So i wash the dishes.
Then it’s like, well, we might as well water all the plants outside.
And I can’t argue with that, though the bigger voice is like WTF…
Next thing you know, i’ve finally unpacked those last couple of boxes and i am now painting
the very precious
which resides at
the center of all being.
And next thing you know,
I am at the grocery store, buying an apple.
and the person in front of me is taking forever and the cashier is getting nervous and knows her other customers get impatient and everyhting, to her, seems like it might fall apart at any moment and then she is finally done and it is my turn and she says
“I’m sorry about the wait.”
And i say it is not problem at all
And she knows i mean it, that i really am being sincere in this lip service world.
And it makes her feel good.
And she relaxes a little.
And is a little more open to the next person.
And the little voice in my head says:
See, it starts with the dishes in the sink.

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