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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

**Just In Case The Universe Is Listening (Again)

Dear Universe,

How You doin'? You aiight? I hope so. It's Your boi, Lin. You know that cat with all these dreams in his head and longing desires deep in the recesses of his heart and spirit that he *never* tells to anyone? Yeah, that Lin.

Well lately, I've been thinking-- pondering really-- that if we are truly to be on good terms, then perhaps I should speak to You more... tell You what's on my mind, reveal a few of my deepest desires. Actually, this is my attempt at a mini-quasi-prayer session, where I talk, and hopefully... just maybe, You'll listen…

Below are some things I would very much like to see come into my Life.

My Metaphoric Desires:

*"I want to go where the wild geese go.

I want to know what the falcon knows.

I want the sky up over my head.

I want to live until I’m dead."

My Artistic Desires:

I want to realize and manifest my most enduring masterpiece: to live a life of Meaning.

I want to write like no one else, but me.

I want to pen an opus that speaks to and for the human condition.

I want to be artful, and for Art to be my mission.

My Hedonistic Desires:

I want to live out of a suitcase, in Paris.

I want to wear a natty beret and take copious notes inside some small Parisian café.

I want to live and love and dance and sex and live and love and dance and sex.

I want to send my company home, write deep into the indigo hours, and then to sleep, the sleep of accomplishment… All. Day. Long.

My Beauty Pageant Desires:

I want peace and unity and for the world to know the meaning of Unconditional Love.

I want for there to never be hunger in any part of the planet again.

I want every man to realize this own humanity, and to appreciate that same quality in his fellow man.

I want every child on the planet to be safe and happy, and disease-free.

My Selfish Desires:

I want to go on an excavation to all the ancient places within me.

I want every song I ever loved easily accessible to me.

I want to possess every book and manuscript ever placed on my wish list.

I want at least one famous friend who thinks I’m truly “brilliant.”

I want my first book made into a movie with my illustrious dream cast emoting in it.

I want to laugh and cough in the face of every editor/editrix who ever chose to rape my words and sentiments.

I want to be comfortably rich and successful within the deepest regions of my soul.

I want to be known and respected for my gift, and yet remain virtually paparazzi-free.

I want that dream of my grandmother’s prophesy for me to become a wonderful reality.

I want to make sweet Mrs. Ferreri (my 1st grade teacher) be mad proud of me.

I want the astute Mrs. Lang (my high school English teacher) to have been right about me.


I want “The Next One” to be the Best One, and The Blessed One.

I want to buy my mom a modest colonial home in Virginia.

I want a better home, a flyer wardrobe, and finer art on my walls.

I want to throw a huge NY party for all my friends and thank them for their unceasing love.

I want a certain well-loved face to be right beside me throughout my journey.

I want my last play produced on Broadway, and a fabulously memorable opening night.

I want the homeless cat down the street to have and lead a better life.

I want the ease and ability to pay off the bills of all the people I love.

I want a grand piano, topped by a mess of photographs, each with a sepia glow.

I want to compose the perfect sentence, perfect poem, the perfect torch song.

I want to hitch a camel ride somewhere out of mind.

I want to sit with the Maharishi at the foot of the Himalayas, and ohmmmmmmm... from deep within my solar plexus.

I want Heaven to truly exist for all people I love and miss; I need to believe they are there.

I want my spirit to breathe free and my eyes to be wide-open on this journey of self-discovery.


I want to be healthy

And wise

And well…

Always interesting

And interested.

*See, 'I wanna go where the wild geese go.

I wanna know what the falcon knows.’

I want to paint my most enduring masterpiece.

I want to write like no one else on this planet, but me.

Peace-out, Universe. Thanks for listening.


Again, this be Your boi, Lin. Aiight?


•*Partial lyrics to the song “Right On, Be Free” by The Voices of East Harlem



Mizrepresent said...

I love this Lin, so beautifully written and felt...i wish and pray all these things for you, yes indeed...ALL of them. I'm gonna be at that NYC party too! SMILE!

Roger Poladopoulos said...

Excellent work! May the Universe always listen to your soul and grant your dreams and hopes. May you and the Universe remain as one. I may not be at that extravaganza of a party, but I will be on the sidelines, cheering you on!

You may want to rethink that colonial in VA. I'm here and the environment isn't the most tolerant and understanding.

Chet said...

I understand that you are respectfully requesting these things from the Universe, but you can certainly supply some of these request and desires yourself with or without the assistance of the Universe.

I almost broke out into a chorus of "Dream the Impossible Dream." Then I remember it's your Lin we talking about a force to reckon with and mond so strong so brillant.

♥ CG ♥ said...

Thanks for allowing us to share a part of your heart's meditations, Lin ;-)

WynnSong said...

This is definitely one of your most inspirational works Lin.....
Thanks for sharing it again.....

Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Good morning poetic justice ;-)

I am not FAMOUS but this is brillant. Written open-heartedly.

I printed it and am pondering the similarities that I too desire...

LOVE how you put it ALL out there into the Universe...

I truly BELIEVE that we must Speak it into existence!

Get some rest my friend...LIFE is going to BLESS you at high speed!!!

Here's to love, peace and dreams fulfilled.
free spirit butterfly

Moanerplicity said...

@ Miz:

Thanks, Sista Pen. And TRUST you would be most definitely invited to that swinging soiree. ;-)


Moanerplicity said...

@ Roger:

Thanks, man.

Actually, until you'd mentioned it earlier, I THOUGHT most of VA had finally stepped into the 21st century. However, that's my mom's native birthplace & she would want to be around her oldest living relatives. Family, tradition & all that.


Moanerplicity said...

@ Chet:

Thanks for checking in, mane. No doubt some things listed here can be accomplished w/out the assist of a Higher Power, but I truly do believe that it is He, She, The Universe, that makes all things possible. Feeling this way, I've come to know & to realize how we can speak things into existence, whether negative or positive.

Personally, I'm concentrating on the latter.


Moanerplicity said...

@ CG:

You're welcome. Methinks I'm not alone in this practice & on this you & I quite agree.


Moanerplicity said...

# Wynn...

You're welcome, my friend. If this is in any way 'inspirational'... I hope it also proves to be contagious.


Moanerplicity said...

@ FSB:

I'm growing to LOVE your comments. It's very flattering that you would print out anything from this blog. I consider it an honor.

As for those 'high speed Blessings' I am fastening my seat belt, closing my eyes, crossing my fingers, & hoping for the best.


A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Hugs from North Beach!

iAmA gaYte-keeper said...

SO LOVE what you give us here

Anna Renee said...

Hey brother, you shole want a lot of stuff! And you deserve it all!

This is a beautiful meditation, Lin. You have such a way of expression that the very Universe MUST listen, and fully!

Hey Universe! Give your boiii Lin alla that he asked for, plus a bag of chips on me!! ;)

Moanerplicity said...


Hugz bacatcha!

Snatch JOY, my Friend!


Moanerplicity said...

@ Gayte-keeper:

Thanks muchly. I do what I can, mane.


Moanerplicity said...

@ Gayte-keeper:

Thanks muchly. I do what I can, mane.


Moanerplicity said...

@ Anna Renee:

Yeah, I guess my list IS rather lengthy, isn't it? *smiles* But I've been nothing if not PATIENT, so I'm not asking for everything to come at me all at once. That would be a bit much... & an overwhelming embarrassment of riches.

Still, I've put it ALL out there so that The Universe knows my heart... & the rest will hopefully become both Blessings & Answered Prayers.



J said...

Brotha Pen. The only word that comes to mind is beautiful. I am a Jedi to your literary Yoda. I am so sincere.

Moanerplicity said...


Whoa, BP! Thank you. Color me humbled. You're not the first person to call me "Yoda", but you're the first to break it down in a way a non-Star Wars fan can appreciate it. Thank YOU.


Lovebabz said...

Oh my i was on the edge of my seat reading this! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

I suspect so much of what you desire is already within reach, already in your arms and already in the making.

I am sooooo FEELING YOU ON EVERYTHING PARIS! it is my Mecca the place I long to go, be and live. LIVE IN PARIS!

We should go! LOL!

I find this post uber inspiring!

Moanerplicity said...

@ Lovebabz:

Thanks, my Sista-Friend. It pleases me d that you found this entry 'inspiring.'

re the Paris thing: Sure, let's do that! *smiles*

Actually, I'm beginning to feel a little ashamed that this still remains a dream that I've yet to make a reality. Just last week, I was speaking w/ my nephew (in his early 20s) who has gone several times to visit his gf who is a foreign exchange student in Paris.

I mean damn! Several times? SMH. I REALLY need to UP my world travel game because it's damn-near non-existent!