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Just A Fantasy

OK…It’s true confession time, cause I’m gonna tell ya something about old Hansi that ya might not know.  Not only is he subject to an occasional hallucination, but he’s also given to entertaining fantasies.  You know, those momentary mind states when you live a pretend or imaginary life.  Nothing at all like crime fighting.  That’s more in the nightmare column.

The problem with fantasies is their transient and impermanent nature, which causes suffering when one attempts to hold onto or grasp them.  Kinda like the Buddhist term Samsara which is the cycle of birth, suffering and death.  But repeated endlessly in the mind:  Something triggers a thought, the thought is pleasant so one attempts to hold on to it.  It gives birth to a ‘world’ wherein one tries to find delight, then ends in suffering as the conditions change and the ‘death of the thought or ‘world’ ends.  Only to start all over again and repeat itself.

Here’s a song I wrote a number of years ago after have gone grocery shopping at an up-scale market.  It’s called “Just A fantasy”

I first saw her in line at the check out stand

Her purse was wide open, checkbook in hand.

As I stood there waitin’ in line

I started thinkin’ she was mighty fine.

MY mighty fine, My mighty fine.

I saw her last week at the dairy case

She had a box of diapers and some mayonaise.

As she reached up and picked out some cheese

Oh how I wished she was buyin’ it for my

Buy buyin’ it for me, buy buyin’ it for me.

Chorus:  She’s just a fantasy

A love that’ll never be

She’s just a fantasy

The girl in the check-out line.

As I looked at my list, saw I needed some milk

She wore old blue jeans and a blouse of silk.

I looked at her, she looked at me

I thought of things that could never be.

No never be, no never be

When I walked out the door, to the parking lot

Looked over my shoulder, gave her one last shot.

Saw her get in an old Cadillac, with a dog and kids in the back

Guess that was that,   Guess that was that.


There you have it, and there it is.  Has that ever happened to you?


Comments on: "Just A Fantasy" (17)

  1. I guess that’s what comes of shopping in an upscale grocery mart, you start thinking about more than the groceries. You should have got her arrested for leaving the kids in the car while shopping.

  2. Hansi, some of the ‘horrors’ in our supermarkets give me nightmares not fantasies.

    I saw her in the check out queue
    I thought not me but maybe you
    She had a burger in her hand
    Her kids like her did wobbly stand
    The fat in rolls looked a quite a mess
    But someone, somewhere must have poked her I guess.

    A-U-L, UK

    • That was f—ing great!! The key is to know the difference between fantasy and reality; sometimes a fine line separates the two. I’ll add your verse to the song…thanks.

  3. geezerpussrex said:

    I guess we need the tune to fully appreciate your song. You immediately lost me in the lyrics when your fantasy shopper opts for diapers and mayonaise.

    • Diapers in shopping cart are an early warning sign: Kids Ahead. Mayonnaise; I’ll let you go with that one.

  4. Okay, I guess I understand, but that probably means that I need to adjust my meds.

  5. You must put a melody and put this on You Tube!!
    I live my life in a fantasy world.
    That’s what happens when you and your partner are drowning in nappies.
    Every ones else seems more appealing.
    Their life more exciting…
    As long as it’s just a fantasy I don’t see anything wrong with it…especially when it’s me doing all the fantasising!

  6. LOL! I fear I’m fantasy-free. 🙂

  7. I do a fair amount of driving, thats when the lines between reality and fantasy mix for me. My tethered bored soul just floats into its own much better world!

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