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Monday, May 10, 2004 :::

Creeped out at Bally's.

I went back into the locker room at the health club after my half-assed workout tonight and there was a little boy sitting cross-legged in front of my locker. The kid looked exactly like that mystical Buddhist boy in The Golden Child, plus he was in a karate robe outfit which made the illusion all the more creepy. So I walked up and motioned that he should get out of my way, and he looked up at me and said, all little-kid foreign-accenty, "How can so many people live together on one small planet?" and I just stood there for a minute all confused, thinking what the hell is going on? Why is this creepy Buddhist kid asking me metaphysical/existential questions at Bally's Swim and Fitness? I half expected him to hover all monk-like in front of my gym locker, and I still didn't know how to respond, so I just said "Huh?" and he repeated, "How can so many people live together on one small planet?" Then he picked his nose and ate it, I swear to god, and that's when I forced myself back into reality and realized he wasn't Siddhartha or anything, he was just a wierd little kid. So I said "I don't know, kid, but that's my locker." Then he got up and ran away and I secretly wondered if I hadn't just brushed off my chance at spiritual enlightenment, until I saw the little Buddha biff it in the parking lot outside not ten minutes later. Which I decided was almost poetic somehow. Creepy kids totally wierd me out.

Remember that Little Buddha movie with Chris Isaak? That movie sucked.

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Creepy kid. But maybe his physical clumsiness (falling in the parking lot) & his lack of social manners (picking his nose) is the price he pays for his heightened spiritual & philosophical sensibilities.

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