What I’d really like to do is meet you at Mrs. Jeng’s and buy you a bowl of Magic Soup. Maybe reading about it will give you a good taste! Here is the same bowl as served in two slightly differing flavors.
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Mrs. Jeng’s Magic Soup
Mrs. Jeng has a small shop in town. She serves up great noodles and soup. There’s magic in Jeng and whatever she cooks. It cures all from depression to croup.
If you’re sad or you’re sneezing or coughing or wheezing, no matter what is your malaise — she can fix up your heart or any body part and remove all your gout, doubt, and daze. It’s partly the herbs and partly the spices, and other fine flavorings too. But it’s mostly the glow that beams from Mrs. Jeng that fixes a cold or the blues.
If I cannot recover from an errant lover or catch other chills in my chest, I quick hit the ground and beat feet into town. Mrs. J will take care of the rest. When I have hangovers that feel like the black plague, one remedy keeps them in tow. Mrs. Jeng fixes up miracles in a cup so that I can get on with the show.
If you’ve got the feeling you’re rocking and reeling and things have gone out of control; if you’re feeling sick, your problems are thick, and your life has become a black hole; then try this elixir, it’s damn sure a fixer that will give your illness the chase. You’ll smile back to the street and your fine dancing feet will surely be back on their pace.
I live on a hill and don’t get to town much but whenever I do start to droop, I get right on the road and prevent an implode by drinking Ms. Jeng’s magic soup.
The Esoteric Version/Mrs. Jeng’s Magic Soup
Good wishes are pointed at everyone who walks into her shop. Good wishes also go out to passersby even if they don’t stop.
Her cooking contains the essence of a prayer on your behalf. Spirit and substance blend in a bowl of blessings.
Mrs. Jeng is the embodiment of good nature. Hers is a strong and beneficent character. With a concern for you that is as strong as her concern for her self, she floats her comforting demeanor into yours. Suddenly, everything is fine — just the way it is.
A new customer comes in. While still remaining entrained with all present, Jeng’s empathy adjusts to take in and be taken in by the newcomer. That empathy is a jigsaw puzzle that knows how to reconstruct its own pieces according to the changing needs of its background. Jeng grasps new ones as she releases old pieces. She never ceases to amaze all those present with a sweet iron stability and lack of surprise as so many changes take place before her eyes. She never loses her love for the incredible variety of humanity’s emotions that can fit into one small dining room, or one individual person. She thrives on the process of coaxing any one in need from the depths of those emotions to their heights. It is her oxygen.
Mrs. Jeng knows how to attach both roots and wings to flavor, nutrition, and food-as-medicine. What customers can’t see, they can taste. What they can’t taste, they can feel.
Her measuring cups meter volumes of joyful existence. Jeng’s resistance to any negative insistence does not run and needn’t fight. Negativity dissolves as it approaches her. She holds her position and blesses opposition with a wish for a better tomorrow. From the great heart within her, she lets everyone borrow.
Jeng is usually so involved with and concerned for a customer or neighbor that her own existence takes a back seat. This makes her bliss indestructible. What has donated its substance cannot be hurt. There is no place for danger to enter.
Describing Mrs. Jeng and why her soup works so well holds the same limitations as speaking about silence.
About the Author
Doug “Ten” Rose may be the biggest smartass as well as one of the most entertaining survivors of the hitchhiking adventurers that used to cover America’s highways. He is the author of the books Fearless Puppy on American Road and Reincarnation Through Common Sense, has survived heroin addiction and death, and is a graduate of over a hundred thousand miles of travel without ever driving a car, owning a phone, or having a bank account.
Ten Rose and his work are a vibrant part of the present and future as well as an essential remnant of a vanishing breed.
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The books Fearless Puppy On American Road and Reincarnation Through Common Sense by this same author are also available through Amazon or the Fearless Puppy website, where there are sample chapters from those books. Entertaining TV/radio interviews with and newspaper articles about the author are also available there. There is no charge for anything but the complete books! All author profits from book sales will be donated to help sponsor an increase in the number of wisdom professionals on Earth, beginning with but certainly not limited to Buddhist monks and nuns.
If you missed the Introduction to the new book that will be titled Temple Dog Soldier, or would like to see several chapters of it that are available for free online, go to the Puppy website Blog section. This is a book in progress. You will be reading it as it is being created! Just like you, I don’t know what the next chapter is going to be about until it is written. As the Intro will tell you, this is a totally true story — and probably the only book ever written by and about a corpse journeying completely around the world!