Saturday, July 7, 2012
"Teddy" in Nine Stories
""That's right," Teddy said. "I met a lady, and I sort of stopped meditating." He took his arm down from the armrests and tucked his hands, as if to keep them warm, under his thighs. "I would have had to take another body and come back to earth again anyway-- I mean I wasn't so spiritually advanced that I could have died, if I hadn't met that lady, and then gone straight to Brahma and never again have to come back to earth. But I wouldn't have had to get incarnated in an American body if I hadn't met that lady."