Greasing Lovingkindess

Andrea Cohen

It was that sad: a butter cow
without a butter calf. Nearby I spied

a butter motorcycle, motorcycle-
sized, a mechanical afterthought

I thought the cow might have liked to ride.
You don’t drive a motorcycle; you ride it.

I lifted the line “You don’t drive a motorcycle; you ride it.” from Andrea Cohen’s “Butter” and tagged it to my signature block for a while while I explore the nuances between riding and driving.

Also the for some reason this is all connected with the following phrase I came upon in a conversation with colleagues about the costs of going meta (commenting on the situation at hand) which sometimes opens one up to blowback and splatter (but often to riotous laughter and collective mirth).

going metta by going meta

My auto correct wants to make “metta” into “betta” hence the unconscious link to butter and the earworm of that saying “better with butter”.

Metta” is a Pali word

Speaking of “metta” with Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translation as “goodwill” in mind, I am still looking a layperson’s explanation of the legal phrase “goodwill and consideration” (pause) adding the word “dictionary” to my search string

“goodwill and consideration” legal terms dictionary and explanation

helped locate this

Goodwill in accounting is an intangible asset that arises when a buyer acquires an existing business. Goodwill represents assets that are not separately identifiable. Goodwill does not include identifiable assets that are capable of being separated or divided from the entity and sold, transferred, licensed, rented, or exchanged, either individually or together with a related contract, identifiable asset, or liability regardless of whether the entity intends to do so. Goodwill also does not include contractual or other legal rights regardless of whether those are transferable or separable from the entity or other rights and obligations. Goodwill is also only acquired through an acquisition; it cannot be self-created.

Time to ride that motorcycle find a shady tree near a brook and contemplate this.

And read about acquisitions, mergers and goodwill, in company of rereading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance … Vrooomm

And so for day 2753

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