12 July 2014

The Great Pendulum of Karma

Karma... Sometimes a wild ride on a pendulum, isn't it? One minute I'm on top of the world, and the next I'm in water over my head and sharks start swimming around me. But then a ship sees me and pulls me up to safety. But then they want me to do slave labor to get to land. We get close to land, but the ship hits reef and sinks. I swim to shore but there is nobody else there (the rest of the crew had motorized lifeboats, and are all gone) but there ar e plenty of fruit and coconut trees around, and a waterfall from the middle of the big central mountain with fresh water. I build a raft, gather some water in handmade containers, and push out to sea. Seems OK, now, but I can't get past the breakers. I think to turn back, but the big mountain suddenly reveals itself as a volcano and blows up, and the island is gone ...but, so are the breakers so steadily onward I go. I run out of water too soon, and am weak, but, I see another island ahead...and I see some smoke rising... so to shore. I arrive and see a fellow walking towards me, then another, and then I see plenty...all running and with spears, so, I think to run away from them. I run as fast as I can to the top of the mountain there (glad it isn't a volcano, again!) but I end up at the very edge of a cliff, and it's way high up in the air with water beneath... I feel like I'm on top of the world, but, the natives find me and start screaming at me...so I jump. I land in the water and sink down what seems hundreds of feet, but it's probably only about twenty feet or so, and I start rising...a tide has carried me out some...but I see a shark fin circling, and then another...

Suddenly I think about a sign I saw.......
and I consider maybe either decaf (which I hate so much...) or take up drinking tea.