Greetings from the mountain top…
A few mornings ago the guru two mountains over came by to share a cup of mountain goat tea with me and my new student.
My guru-in-training (who we shall call Bob) has yet to develop a taste for the brew (the terms wretching, gagging, choking, and puking are applicable to his reaction), but as Bob is a most serious young man he continues to attempt to evolve his palate. Neither my guru friend nor I have have the heart (the decency actually) to let him know we both lost most of our taste buds long ago and are just too cheap to buy real tea. Life lessons must come at a price.
During our morning conversation, Bob asked me a most insightful question and my guru friend concurred that he, too, often pondered it: ‘How does a guru manage to get his message across?’
I chuckled as I remembered asking as similar question to one of my gurus, a foul-mouthed, rough-edged janitor named Eddy. I paraphrased, updated, and cleaned up his answer but the truth remained the same:
“Boys, if you try to make a serious dent while competing with CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, TELEMUNDO, UNIVISION, HSN, USA, TV LAND, COMEDY CENTRAL, podcasts, Sirius XM, LIFETIME, DIY, HGTV, blogs, FOOD NETWORK, E!, A&E, BIO, HISTORY, SYFY, BET, OXYGEN, WE, BRAVO, AMC, TCM, MSNBC, FX, TNT, TBS, ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN2, VS, NFL, VH1, CMT, SPIKE, TLC, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, CNBC, CSPAN, CSPAN2, TRAVEL, THE WEATHER CHANNEL, ION, SHOWTIME, HBO, CINEMAX, FOX NEWS, HEADLINE NEWS, MSNBC, CSPAN, MTV, and VH1 you’ll lose your ever-loving mind.
“Not even Jesus Christ could break through today…so you do the best you can with those who choose to listen.”
Peace out ya overloaded freaks.