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Friday, October 19, 2007

Living in Heaven

posted by on October 19 at 16:36 PM

I’m in a cafe on Lummi Island. Bob Marley is playing on the stereo. The chorus of his song: “Think you are in heaven/But you are living in hell.” The subject of the song, a rich person, believes he/she is in a rosy situation, but in actuality he/she is living in the mud. The problem with Marley’s assertion? If you believe you are living heaven, and live like you are heaven, you are in heaven. If you believe you are poor, and live like you are poor, you are poor. Condemning the rich for living like the rich is empty. luxury has always been an illusion.

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Luxury is not an illusion. I would rather have a nice house than a crappy one. I would rather eat a fantastic meal than a poorly made one. So would you.

Posted by Erik | October 19, 2007 5:10 PM

True Luxury is being able to pontificate in a consistently stupid blithering manner, getting it published, AND being paid for it.

Posted by True Luxury | October 19, 2007 5:14 PM

No, I'm going to have to agree with Charles on this one.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 19, 2007 5:19 PM

luxury is a relative measurement, not a standard that one either is above or below.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | October 19, 2007 6:09 PM

I agree. It all starts from where you come from.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | October 19, 2007 7:47 PM

Quoting Marley, eh? Please be more cliche in the future. This originality is really eating away at my soul.

Posted by Amelia | October 20, 2007 12:24 AM

Luxurious living is luxurious living. Thinking you deserve it, that you'll never lose it, believing that it makes you a better person or that will make one bit of difference when you are dead is the illusion.

Posted by Al | October 20, 2007 7:42 AM

I'm with you all the way on this one, Charles.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | October 20, 2007 7:50 AM


Well said, Al.

Posted by old timer | October 20, 2007 8:51 AM

Hello Charles, glad to see you are still pissing off hipsters, no matter where you are. We've moved to Portland. Do stop by when you're back in the states.

Posted by Mariesa | October 21, 2007 3:40 PM

It was pretty frickin' wet in heaven this weekend, wasn't it?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | October 21, 2007 10:23 PM

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