Thursday, March 14, 2013

How Do You Take Your Eggs?

Man on bike with eggs
A recent study conducted by the SJG Center for Advanced Rumination proves once and for all that Life, as we know it, is a constant balancing act.  Take the award-winning iPhone shot, courtesy of the SJG's famed cousin/world traveler Sir Andrew "Call me Andy" Kaplan in Mumbai, just moments ago.  What he's doing in India, I have no idea, but something tells me it's important.  At first, "Man on bike with eggs" may amuse, but a longer glance validates the SJG's theory that not only are some people capable of remarkable feats, others teeter-totter on the edge. Personally, I couldn't carry an egg on a spoon across the kitchen without dropping it.  A crate of eggs on a bike?  Oy vey.  I shudder to think of it. What's that you say?  Is the SJG yoking with you?  How dare you!  I mean this from the bottom of my heart, as opposed to the middle or side wall.  Whether you maneuver a tower of eggs in India, work full-time, work sometimes, or sit on your comfy sofa in an undisclosed location (Sherman Oaks) and ponder your pipik, you are balancing dreams, hopes, fears, worries, aches, pains, obligations, disappoint-ments and what-the-eff to make for dinner.  As you stare off into space, a fake smile plastered on, while someone yammers on and on about who-knows-what, inside your head, which, let's face it, is more crowded than a Mumbai marketplace, you're secretly balancing stuff -- your checkbook, your family commitments, your so-called life.  Some are better at this than others. Some have mastered the act. Others need more juggling practice.  And some just -- sorry, I've run out of pithy metaphors and circus references.  But you get the idea.  You toss it all up in the air and see what lands safely and what splats. That's Life. That's what people say.  Or, if you're related to the SJG, you say Life is Life.