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April 30, 2008


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And I thought I had problems.

I always loved the idea from the book of Proverbs: "as a man thinketh in his heart, so he is." And the interpretations from self-help books that you can think your way to wealth, health, bliss and oh, so much more. My favorite ad (I think it used to be in the magazine, Pacific Spirit) was one for a CD that could give you instant breasts. All you had to do, the ad claimed, was sit back, relax, and think your body had huge bosoms. The CD, evidently, could help you think this thought. And yes, it would happen! There were even testimonials . . .

And to think, I never bought the CD!!!

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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