Thursday, November 01, 2007

I'm Going Back to School, And That's That.

Mohandas Gandhi said to me today (via Google's quote of the day):

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

I read that and immediately, the thought that popped into my head was: I NEED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL. Regardless of the cost. Regardless of the time and effort. Regardless of how many of my friends and family are rolling their eyes right now as they read this-- I am going back to school.

Some people collect seashells and it makes them happy to have the shells displayed on a shelf. You know what makes me happy? Not men, not alcohol, not even my kids (yeah I said it...and what?). Learning. Homework. Term papers. Special projects. Final exams. Weird, but true. I get high off that shit. It's what I like to do; it's what I want to do; it's how I fill my void: acquiring as much knowledge as I can before the devil knows I'm dead.

Will I die a pauper from the school debts I have accumulated? Absolutely. Do I care? Not a damn bit. Why? Because I've never really known money. We aren't really friends. I dare say, I don't even care for it. So not having any later isn't going to be any different than not having any now. I might as well at least throw my money away doing something I love.


*smooches...enrolling in CUNY for the Spring 07 semester*
and at the end of
the day
all I will have to
show for all
my book-learnin'
is just that--
all my book-learnin'.

and you know what?
it's more than enough.