Bunny Slippers and Reincarnation

Seen / encountered about town today…

  • At the gas station, Shelburne and Allen. A young man, who does not look old enough to drive, is wearing a flamboyantly embroidered, dragon pattern silk tunic and fuzzy bunny slippers. He fuels a black Mercedes-Benz sedan. On the front fascia, just below the headlamp, someone has drawn with a finger in the dirt: “WASH ME”.

  • At the grocery store. I open the cooler to get a gallon of milk. An old-timer waits on me.

    "I'm sure glad I wasn't born a cow." he says.
    "Why's that?"
    "'Cause I'd be in even deeper than I am now."
    "Oh," I reply "but you never know. You may be reborn a cow in your next life."
    "In this life I was born a free man, but now I'm a slave!"
    "Married?" I ask.
    "That too." He answers.
    "She sent you out to get milk, huh?"
    "Yup. See what I mean?"
    "Yes, sir."
    "You be careful."
    "Um. OK. Will do. Thanks."