Six Word Saturday

Everything Starts With “Shut Up And…”

I try and fail, time and again, to clear my mind completely of the allegorical and ever-present drunken and chattering monkeys the Buddha described.   And—as if it’s not bad enough that I can’t clear my mind of whatever’s happening (and interfering)  at the moment—I find that I often have yesterday’s (and last week’s!) residue still banging around in there. Maybe it’s a catchy phrase from a Columbo rerun, or the last four digits of your doctor’s phone number (yes, it IS a catchy little sequence) or… or…or…the inescapable Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers singing Why Do Fools Fall In Love.

How ironic, then, that yesterday while I was out for lunch, the overhead speakers blasted the Walk The Moon song “Shut Up and Dance” at me, seated below, pondering this very problem: how to shut up and do…something, anything.

I should have accepted this as a moment of instant enlightenment (what the Zens call Satori).

But the bad news: Now I have those lyrics stuck in there, too, among the drunken chattering monkeys, needing to be stilled.


Now, shut up and visit Call Me Cate at SHOW MY FACE





7 thoughts on “Six Word Saturday

  1. I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to listen to your chattering monkeys, Frankie Lymon (be still my heart and my ear drums) and Shut up And Dance, one on one side of me, the other over there, not really blending in, but a sort of…well… cacophony-like event, suitable for framing. At least Alvin and the Chipmunks are at bay…

    One suggestion: you got demons in your head, write them out. Really. ALL the stuff, as hard and fast as you can. Then delete it.

  2. Those constant thoughts… never peace. If only they would be inspirational, helpful or entertaining thoughts instead of stupid and non-meaningful ones, the world up in my head would be a better place. 🙂

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