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Jose Padua: Notes for the Coming Revolution

If I were better at facilitating
meetings I might have something
resembling a career by now. If
I could pursue a lifestyle instead
of just being alive, my coworkers
might be more comfortable sitting
near me at lunchtime when I
open my brown bag and fill the air
with the aroma of cinnamon and
garlic. If I thrived in a fast-paced
work environment and excelled at
putting out metaphorical business
fires, I’d have an office with a
window looking out over the alley
behind the building, which is where
the rats play at night. If I could
troubleshoot like a feasibility study
conducted by creepily upbeat sub-
contractors, I’d have a parking space
and season tickets for every professional
sports team in town. If I could apply
the word ‘synergy’ in a sentence while
speaking with the boss and not laugh
hysterically and make it look like I’m
trying to help, I could be making millions
by now, but of course I’m not. You are.
And I am coming to take your verbs away.

copyright 2015 Jose Padua


 — Photograph by Jose Padua

2 comments on “Jose Padua: Notes for the Coming Revolution

  1. sharondoubiago
    May 11, 2015

    wonderful. gracias. Hope someday to cross paths with Jose Pudua.

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  2. lostinmist
    May 11, 2015

    Reblogged this on Mindfire Cantata.

    Liked by 1 person

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