Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Little Karma Repair



















"Karma Repair Kit: Items 1 - 4"

     Richard Brautigan


1. Get enough food to eat, and eat it.

2. Find a place to sleep where it is quiet,
    and sleep there.

3. Reduce intellectual and emotional noise
    until you arrive at the silence of yourself,
    and listen to it.

4.











33 comments:

  1. Brautigan was a fun writer, sad he had so many emotional problems. I got a combined book of his works recently and reread many of his books.

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  2. Teresa -- I really like this! -- barbara

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  3. Back In The Day i remember reading him.As I Recall ,his writing had a pleasing lack of 'noise'Lots of spaces + calm.

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  4. This one really made me giggle! :)

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  5. #4...? laugh?
    (love the photo... LOVE IT!)

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  6. Great photo! I would add a nice cup of tea.

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    1. Good Lord, no. It's Richard. My mustache isn't nearly that glorious. :)

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  8. Dear Teresa,
    Ah yes, #4!
    I so like #3:
    "Reduce intellectual and emotional noise
    until you arrive at the silence of yourself,
    and listen to it."

    That's what I somehow need to learn to do.

    Peace.

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  9. One of my favorite books in my early life was "Trout Fishing in America" by Richard Brautigan. This brought back good memories. I wonder what happened to him?

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    1. He ended his own life in 1984. He was 49. A Very sad ending.

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  10. Ah. I am contemplating #4. (waiting)

    :-)

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  11. Right on, Richard! Love the void in #4.

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  12. I enjoyed this, Teresa.

    I've been unable to post comments for quite some time, Teresa, which is why you haven't been hearing from me. The word verification isn't working. I'm going to try commenting a different way and see if this works.

    Penny (lifeonthecutoff)

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  13. Some great words of wisdom in these.

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  14. By gosh - for once I've found someone who's advice I've already followed - and it turns out to be Richard Brautigan? Have to think about that.

    Maybe that will be my #4!

    This made me laugh, with pure pleasure. Such a great read for a lazy Saturday morning!

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  15. My number 4 would be make a cup of nettle tea.

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  16. Loved this photo Teresa, again I hadn't heard of Richard. He reminds me a bit of John Lennon or Spike Milligan, great photo.
    Ahhhh.... the peace of no 4.........

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  17. You mentioned serendipity in your comment earlier today, now another appears. I just looked up Richard Brautigan and find that he wrote 'In Watermelon Sugar', and only last week a friend sent me a text saying, read this book!
    Methinks somebody is trying to tell me something....

    x

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    1. Yes, indeed, he did. I Love it! Methinks so, too. :)

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  18. I will have to look him up.
    Nice blog!

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    1. Thanks, Sandy. Love your cardinal and the Crow today really calls to me. :)

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  19. A heck of a lot of meaning (and a heck of a lot of good sense) compressed into just a few words. As for 4 : find a decent cigar and smoke it.

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  20. Some very sound advice here! got here via Sandy Lawrence's blog, glad I stopped in.

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  21. 4. forgive (If only) But it popped into my head.

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  22. First three pave the way towards stress free living, and 4 is bliss.

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  23. Thank you so much, all of you, for your responses to this post. I have deeply appreciated his kit and what I see as #4: a call to silence following #3. So, I've been trying to spend a bit more time there.

    I appreciate your thoughts around this and your own responses to the possibilities of #4.

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  24. Oh, I LOVE that 4 is blank.

    We fill in our own "4", and I think that's the crux of it all...

    Pearl

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