When you make a donation to your local N. P. R. radio station you will receive the famous N. P. R. tote pump sent to you in the mail. Agora Frog would like to announce this to one and all because we have partnered with N. P. R. to get our message out. And we all know the Agora Frog message so there is no need to go into that here. If you want to know the message of Agora Frog please feel free to check out the “About” tab on our home page. With all the verbiage we have used to direct you there we might as well have said it here but the decision has been made as it were.
N. P. R. TOTE PUMPS FOR ALL OUR FRIENDS!
The N. P. R. tote pump is useful for many purposes. However, explaining the purposes of the N. P. R. tote pump is not the purpose of this blog post. For that reason we will not talk about it here. Again, please go to the “about” tab on the home page for that information because it will not be provided here in this blog post. It is an interesting story by the way so go check it out.
Come to think of it, the “about” tab on the home page is a source of a lot of great and useful information. In fact we do not really even know why you are reading this blog post. You should be reading the “about” tab on the home page. Honestly, the “about” tab on the home page is by far more interesting that this blog post. In point of fact we predict that when you reach the end of this paragraph you will probably regret spending the time ever reading it.
In this blog post we would like to discuss the magic that is infused into the product known as the tote pump and how it can effect magic in the mart of your daily existence. First, it must be established that your life is like a magical mart. This is part of the origin of the blog you are presently reading. Your life is like a magical mart because of all the many options you have as a person living in the modern world. It is as if you are strolling down the aisle of some mammoth grocery store and on the shelves sit all the options of your life just waiting to be taken off the shelf and placed in your cart.
TAKE THE TOTE PUMP OFF THE SHELF
When you take the tote pump off the shelf of the magic mart of your life and place it within the cart of your soul you have embarked upon a journey of wonder. Of course there will be other items that you will take off the shelves and place along side that aforementioned magical item. And eventually you shall make your way to the check out counter where the clerk will scan all the items in your cart and tally up the price.
Once all your magical items have been tallied and you have “paid” the price you are then free to leave the magic mart and subject yourself to the real world. But now you will have all of these magical items to aid you on your quest. There shall be many trials and test ahead of you. And along the way you shall encounter allies, enemies and threshold guardians. Steadily, however, you shall approach that inmost cave wherein your deepest, darkest fears will be met and overcome. On the other side you shall emerge a new person.
Let us take a magical journey inside the tote pump and see where that takes us. It is a strange journey and one that most people find too disturbing to pursue. It is strange and disturbing because it effectively upends the total conception of reality and people generally do not like their conception of reality to be upended. It is hard enough to make one’s way in reality. No one wants to hear that the very effort to make one’s way is not the main point. But rather the main point is to see through the reality of reality.
SEEING THROUGH THE REALITY OF THE TOTE PUMP
When one takes on this magical journey of which I speak one must give up on his or her view of the world. Why else do monks retreat into monasteries? Why else do hermits retreat into the desert? It is because they are doing the hard work of shrugging off the mantel of the world and setting to work on seeing through it to its very essence. This cannot be done when the burdens of the world are distracting you on a daily basis. Or perhaps it cannot be easily done or accomplished.
Taking the magic journey requires a conviction that the truth is more important than living comfortably. Now it is possible to live comfortably and take the magic journey although it is highly unlikely. It is so unlikely that it is effectively impossible. For this reason in order to accomplish this most heavy of tasks it requires a certain sense of sacrifice. It requires a certain sense of dedication towards the goal of accomplishing that which could be accomplished when the magical journey has reached its logical end. And who can say where the journey will take us ultimately. But we take it anyway.