Thursday, August 26, 2010
The Luckiest Boy In The World
I'm still in the midst of my final final final mile of a big project. Yes, I will finish it before the sand runs out of the hourglass! I appreciate you guys reading and for all the support. Clearly, not a lot of love for high school -- ha! I understand. High school is about surviving a kind of existential horror show played out in cafeterias. At any rate, today I'm going to quote the end of the Playboy interview with Paul Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman. I think it's really insightful. Opinions?
Playboy: At the end of your stage show Pee-wee Herman proclaims in song that he feels like the luckiest boy in the whole wide world. How about you?
Reubens: Ummm. Does the length of that pause tell you anything? No, I don't know. I don't feel like the "iest" of anything. I'm not the best or the worst. I grew up never realizing there was this gray area of life. Everything was black-and-white, right and wrong, whatever. Well, I like the gray area. I don't have to be the luckiest anymore. But I will be, I bet, every night on Broadway when I'm singing the song. I believe it at that moment when I'm singing that Pee-wee Herman is the luckiest boy in the world. He does learn to fly after all.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." Carl Rogers
Interview suggestion: Paul Reubens in Playboy this month. Read the whole thing. Yes, Heff, Playboy does have words! You won't regret it.
Benedictions and Maledictions