Thank you, universe

assume-the-position_fade_whiteDear universe,

Thank you for having condensed a speck of your matter and energy into the temporary little collection of biomass that I affectionately refer to as “me.”

Thank you for all the other living biomasses too. And the dead ones. Especially the ones I eat.

Thank you for all the hardships and hassles and agonies and injustices and all the other shit you constantly dump on me. Without them, how could I ever appreciate this perfectly pain-free moment that me is experiencing right now as me sips yet another glorious coffee? You’re a clever lot, universe. Me knows your game. Thank you for letting me play it long enough to be able to play it well.




  • Scott C Posted November 24, 2011 7:57 am

    Thanks for publishing ‘Elements’.

  • Marilee Posted November 24, 2011 8:26 am

    Dear Tommy – Thank you for your talented writing, for taking the time to entertain us, both with your words and with your music. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • jedifrog Posted November 24, 2011 9:32 am

    ‘Our bodies atoms are traceable to supernova stars that scattered their chemical enrichment across the cosmos, spawning the birth of star systems that contain planets, at least one of them containing life.’ @neiltyson via reddit AmA

  • brandon Posted November 24, 2011 6:24 pm

    Thanks for your stories, having lunch with us, and inviting us down for the live gig before we moved up north. Happy T-day!

  • MichaelB Posted November 29, 2011 5:32 am

    I have the same moods on Friday evenings. You definitely wrote a song! I liked those rhymes: “energy” – “to as “me.”” and “dump on me” – “glorious coffee”.

  • Colin Posted January 11, 2012 10:49 pm

    What a glorious take on life, the universe and everything! Life is worth living for the special moments we’re blessed with and we should indeed cherish each and every one of them. Just felt I had to drop this comment! Though a tad late, have a great 2012.

  • ingrid margouleff Posted April 7, 2012 1:10 pm

    every single solitary moment is special.
    here and where ever els we were and are going.
    loving kindness getting and giving is no doubt special.
    and loving kindness is what brother joshua tried
    so hard to teach and none listened or learned.
    so hard for humans

  • ingrid margouleff Posted April 7, 2012 1:12 pm

    hi there wake up thanks with loving kindness
    sister ingrid star dust

  • ingrid margouleff Posted August 10, 2012 12:48 pm

    Thank you Universe
    i am totally channeling my love to, for you you,
    every morning, every day
    always and in All ways

  • Parke Posted November 3, 2012 1:15 pm


  • ingrid margouleff Posted February 20, 2013 8:25 am

    thank you universe i am grateful. you give me joy
    you give me confidence
    you are forever in my thoughts
    sending love and gratitude

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