December Green and the Blue Album

December 10, 2010 at 4:20 am (Cosmic Encounters)

You would not believe the sheer delight I experienced when I saw that this month’s bus pass was green. The cosmos loves me.

When my bus pass coincides with a friend’s birthday or anniversary, I tend to give it to them as a greeting card. “Watch the mail: I sent you a birthday card, and it cost $88!” A week later I hear an eyeroll from across town. (Or cross country, depending on the whimsy level of the recipient.) My sister and cousin both have birthdays on the 10th of the month, and as I rattled through the days of the year, I realized today is a very special day in my world. A day that will live in infamy, at least in the eyes of my mother.

On this day 35 years ago, I smoked pot for the first time.

I’ve already delved into the whys and wherefores of this subject, the backstory can be found here. I’ll wait while you read it, but it’s as long-winded and detailed as a good reefer story should be. Have a puff and take your time.

As the date approached, I wondered what I would do. I saw online that The Beatles 1967-1970 had been reissued. I immediately went to the library website and reserved it, but thirty people were in front of me. As of today, I’m fourth in line, but all hope is not lost. I got an e-mail last night stating that the White Album and Let It Be were waiting for me at the library. I checked the playlist on the Blue Album, and everything I liked was from those two albums. So I am about to venture off to obtain Beatles music on a rainy afternoon, just like I did 35 years ago.

At times I wonder if taking the high road, (giggle fit) worn the suit and tie and went nose-to-the-grindstone it would have been a better option? I don’t think so. I’m quite happy with my position in life as merchant of death and cheap psychiatrist, and think if I’d taken the white-collar path I’d not only be miserable but probably right where I am anyway, feeling like a failure for losing all the trappings of a white-collar life. I have managed to save myself a lot of stress and agony.

Do I regret excising religion from my life 35 years ago? Ninja please… I have found the Tree of Knowledge.

And with that, my little green friend with the glass space ship and I are off to cruise the galaxy…


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