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Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2000 8:26
Subject: Re: [tt-welcome] Friday
Are you typical of folks over there in Israel?
~your hum-drum amigo~
Hey, that message wasn't supposed to bum anybody
out. I was just trying to give people a sense of perspective, how others are
perhaps at this very minute doing something totally different from them, yet
thinking the same thoughts.
I'm not typical of any folks, in Israel or
worldwide. My life-style is definitely not recommended for anybody. I've only
met three other people anywhere in my entire life that did something comparable.
And let me tell you, 'fence painting' is something that's very rarely done here.
There's just no time for it. Usually what I do when I get a new place is spend
the first two or three months doing all the painting and decorating work,
because afterwards, when the people start coming, all I want to do is talk
and play music.
Another thing is that Milly was surely right when
she said people go crazy without privacy. Like I said, everybody here tells me
the same thing. I guess this is just my personal special 'ability'. I'm
really a 'people' person, just give me more people all the time, with all their
different energies, problems, and laughter. Not everybody's like that, not by a
long shot. And look, I may be going 'crazy' as well, you
know. Just listen to some of the things I say... Also, my life-style is
probably the main reason I'm divorced. Most women I've met needed privacy more
than men, and certainly a lot more than me. My ex-wife tolerated it for eight
years, but in the end it got the better of her as well. The women in our crowd
that understand me the most are those with a very high 'Yang' field, basically
their 'male' part is stronger than their female. A yoga master told me that
one. He spent most of his adult life in Puna with Osho.
Anyways, people that come here tell me all the time
that I have a very special place, probably the only one of it's kind in this
country right now. (There are a couple of similar
places out in some villages, but not in downtown Tel Aviv.) May be worth your
while to save up some money for a visit, actually, while it lasts. A lot of
stuff to see in this country, and not a small amount of it has to do with
previous shifts. Whole thing's gonna go, of course. But I will have all that
communal experience for the aftertime, and so will many of my friends that went
through it with me.