Hippie Squared: Foolishly Late April Fool’s Edition


a blogumn by Jeff Rogers

jeffrogersaskewI’m full of ideas of what I’m supposed to be or not supposed to be.

I contain those ideas so I must be bigger than them.

Yet I get tangled in them and choked by them and struggle to jam myself into them, shave off my contradictions, tuck away my tics, amputate my unsightly eccentricities while highlighting my sightly ones, all to stuff myself into something small enough to be stuffed inside me.

Now how foolish is that, I ask you?

(Seriously, I’m really asking–I’m interested in some comments on this one.)

“I studied the profound religions and philosophies but cheerfulness kept breaking through.”

–Leonard Cohen, Friday night at the Nokia, between-song patter