Monday, December 22, 2008

How to laugh WITH the universe

Another poem from Leonard Cohen. This one made me laugh right out loud.

A Limited Degree - by Leonard Cohen

As soon as I understood
(even to a limited degree)
that this is G-d's world
I began to lose weight
At this very moment
I am wearing
my hockey uniform
from the Sixth Grade

Remember when you knew that the world belonged to someone else? Not you. That it wasn't your world? And you never even thought that it belonged to you? Revel in that thought, "It's G-d's world." Isn't that delicious? Isn't that free? It's G-d's world. I remember that and I lose the weight of the whole world.

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