Pizza Man


A knock! “Yo, can you get that for me” said a smoking man. Up goes Michael to answer the call and collect the goods [bass heard in the distance]. “Hey! What’s going on over there?!” “that’s some high school game or somethin?” said the delivery man.


“Hey, by the way, you got a spider web in your yard”

Did you run through it?

“Nah…where I parked the light shined on it……alright, you be careful”

Have a good evening!

Weird…..what’s this strange feeling that I have from that interaction. The high school band music remark wasn’t too striking, even though it showed his willingness to connect, it was the need to speak about a web that he successfully avoided to ensure that I don’t get tangled within its threads. And his, ‘be careful’ was genuine with undertones of real concern.

hahahahahahahaha raucous laughter from the smoking man.

“What he’d say?”

That there is a spider web and we should avoid it.

hahahahahahahahaha smoking man rolling around the couch enthralled by the experience.

That feeling was real. I need to pay attention to something. What web is trying to ensnare me? A web of my own making? I don’t know! (meaning isn’t important here, flow with the feeling and see what it uncovers) If I’m careful, I will let the light shine on it and see it from where I am standing and then step along side of it. Being wide awake will be the only way for me to be alert enough to catch its gleams of light.


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About Alexander

My passion in life is to live free and to learn; thus, I approach life living in the moment and enjoying the ride. Not to say I don’t get caught up with goals from time to time as applying a strategy for our future is vital, yet I constantly strive to detach from any expectations as the future is unknown and being built by the present. My present strategy is to live an impeccable life of an elite runner and pursue high levels of fitness. What I have learned in my life through sport is that it is very easy to get caught up on the goal. It wasn’t until recently that I developed sufficient enough wisdom to truly realize the destructive manner in which I approached sports which caused all types of injuries. Having to coach myself, I had to learn to temper this and find a balance through my training regimens lest I end up regularly damaged physically, mentally, emotionally and, deep down inside, spiritually. Once I came to terms with my destructive behavior I found the peace and calmness I was always searching for. I still have my ups and downs, as we all do, but instead of fighting the down portions of my life I search for understanding like a soul surfer experiences the troughs of waves - feeling for a way to get back up.

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