Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pearls of Wisdom

Introducing Pappa Smurf... or so he likes to be known.

Some of you may recognise this face from an old Coco-Cola ad…. or just by hanging around Long Street maybe.

Pappa Smurf is an old friend (excuse the pun) of mine and his energy and zest for life always astounds. Somewhat of a legend in Long Street where you’ll either find him at some backpacker, walking the street or chatting up just about anybody and everybody.

Pappa keeps himself busy in various ways. At his age (which is truly a mystery) he gets up at odd hours to be on set for a day of two of shooting. Pappa’s also an avid still life painter with his next exhibition coming up soon. A new found activity has become playing online games… “oh Mafia Wars rock” he laughs. To top it off- Pappa can still be found at certain clubs dancing the night away.

So what keeps him going? “I simply love life and live it by the Inter-galactic laws"… or Universal laws if you will. “It’s just common sense”… cause and effect… what you give out will return to you in some way etc etc… “there’s just really no other way to live”. Pappa believes that everyone is just a “piece of light in a vehicle” and the best thing you can do for yourself is “get rid of your ego” and live by universal laws.

So Pappa’s pearls of wisdom: (1) Live by universal laws...read these two books- “The Light Shall Set You Free” by Dr Norma Milanovich and Eckhart Tolle’s “Power of Now”; (2) Don’t drink alcohol!!!... “it’s the biggest evil ever invented”.

A truly mysterious man with many stories to tell …I’ve only ever seen him happy and engaged in whatever, whoever and wherever he finds himself. To me… Pappa certainly walks the talk of his pearls of wisdom.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, how lovely, thank you for introducing/sharing your beautiful friend! He truly is a character.