Our new ASC team member, RE, has me thinking about ole’ Chuck Brown…
And, of course, fall means football…the Steelers finally won a game…but back to those lovable, bobble-headed Peanuts…
You know the story, Lucy plays holder and uses all manner of trickery (MENDACITY!, Big Daddy says) to convince Charlie this time will be his time, his “arrival,” if you will…
So goes Chuck, feet pattering, sneakers squeaking …Lucy(fer) pulls her witchery…+ the ball...and Charlie B. goes prostrate again.
As audience, voyeur, spectator to Charlie’s endless torment…it seems as though we can place ourselves in one of two camps. Ole’ Chuck Brown is either:
B. Beautiful, bald boy
And maybe our choice says more about us than these wobbly little iconographies forever lodged somewhere between child and adult, simple and sage.
And this, of course, reminds me of the Cherokee parable, Two Wolves, you may be familiar with it too:
An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life…
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.
“One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.
“The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
“This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,
“Which wolf will win?”
The old chief simply replied,
“The one you feed.”
So to recap (using a recommended study strategy of course):
I mean thinking has a way of bringing you back around. So, Chickens, I wonder…
- What camp are you in?
- Which wolf do you feed?
- What are you thinking?