Frosty The Snowman — a lesson in Impermanence

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So I was sitting in Jiggly Wiggly class with Maya yesterday, singing along happily to Frosty the Snowman. To be honest, I was only singing the chorus because does anyone know the lyrics to this song? Also Jingle Bells, am I the only one that gets lost once they start talking about bells on bobtails….I have no idea what that means. Anyway, for the first time ever I actually heard what this song was saying at which point I turn to Maya and say:

“Oh Man Maya, Frosty was a friggin yogi avatar philosopher prophet!”

Maybe a little much, but still…

“Frosty the snowman knew the sun was hot that day, So he said”Let’s run and we’ll have some fun now before I melt away”

Do you see the way he celebrates his impermanent nature? He doesn’t run around trying to find a refrigerator or buy a ticket to the north pole — working to extend his life of working — no, he looks inevitable destruction in the face and says I will dance and play my way into the void of nothingness.

Frosty is my new hero.

And I think Frosty must have been channeling my other hero, Jalalludin Rumi who so eloquently reminds us: “don’t grieve, everything you lose comes around in another form.” Because at the end of his brief life Frosty lets his friends know:

“Don’t you cry, I’ll be back again some day”

Basically it’s the same thing Jesus said.

So the moral of this story?

Enjoy yourself while you can. Love everything. Embrace your inevitable demise as the call to Life it is…and as always:

Dance.

K

Here’s a picture of Maya at Jiggly Wiggly, just because it’s awesome and you’re still reading:

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