God…Semi Colon, Dash, Closed Parenthesis (Funny Blog from Comedy Central’s Dwayne Perkins)

At any given moment there is what is happening versus what you notice is happening.  I think there are several planes of existence happening around us at all times. A person operating at a high level of perception and observation has more of a chance of getting glimpses into the universe’s magnificent order.  They come in the form of things repeating themselves or odd coincidences.  But if you blink you wouldn’t notice them. I call it a God wink.

On the days I’m not too distracted by life, I notice such things. Like on my way to Fresno, talking on my mobile phone, I mentioned I was meeting the other comics at a restaurant called Palominos and just then, at that exact same moment, a car passed me with a little trailer hitched to it that had the word “Palomino” written on the back. Coincidence?  I don’t think so.

Or yesterday as I sat in Starbucks writing a blog about Dubai, a guy at the table next to me struck up a conversation with a couple and told them he was from Dubai (He did not see my blog.)  What are the odds of being in Fresno writing about Dubai while next to a guy from Dubai?

I get this kind of stuff all the time.  But maybe the biggest God Wink of my life was when I went to Africa for the first time.  I had always called my maternal grandmother Gogo.  Odd name, but even odder is the fact that I gave her that name when I was 1 years old and just learning how to talk. Perhaps I couldn’t say Grandma. Whatever the case, the name stuck and eventually everyone called her Gogo.  It wasn’t until I went to Africa that I learned that Gogo is an exact translation for Grandmother in many languages throughout central and southern Africa.  And it was not until I went there that I, or anyone in my family, knew that.

So what does it all mean?  I suppose it’s not for us to know exactly but I do feel like I’m on the right path when these things happen.  I feel good when I notice these winks.  I think it just means that at least on some days, I’m centered and grounded enough to catch the universe’s playful gestures

8 thoughts on “God…Semi Colon, Dash, Closed Parenthesis (Funny Blog from Comedy Central’s Dwayne Perkins)

  1. Angela

    LOVE IT! 😉 My God doesn’t have a bridge on her nose, just like me!

  2. Anonymous

    It’s just co-incidence.

    How many conversations have you had in your life?

    Probably hundreds of thousands.

    One or two of them happened to match up with something else that was happening.

    Really not so amazing.

  3. dwayneperkins

    two things:

    1)I never said it was amazing, just fun

    2)it happens all the time, to me at least. Maybe I’m looking for it or maybe I’m just more observant but I have had thousands of conversations and these winks have happened thousands of times. My main point is that these things are constantly happening but most people are too distracted to notice

  4. Anonymous

    These things happen to me all the time, I never knew what to think of them. I like the idea that they are winks from God.
    keep writing 🙂

  5. jhiro

    I totally agree. Whether the gods are messing with our minds or it's just coincidence… if you can find extra enjoyment in life from little things here and there, why wouldn't you.

  6. Renee

    i love it and i totally agree. whenever it happens to me i like to think its a small affirmation of my choices by the divine. like an “i see you. good job!”

  7. me!

    This is why I find myself coming back to this blog all the time.

    As you know, there are lots and lots of very talented people in comedy who have worked very hard to develop their craft. And as you also know, comedy is one of the toughest rows to hoe. Audiences may not fully appreciate it (they’re not supposed to–they came to laugh), but it can be a brutal business, and it’s one that can take a toll on people.

    I’m thinking of one particular comic (whom I won’t name, of course), for example. He’s funny as hell. But as I see his various videos on YouTube and elsewhere, it breaks my heart to see that a certain bitterness appears to be creeping in around the edges of his act.

    What I find refreshing about your stuff (both the blog stuff and the stage stuff) is that you seem to have an unsinkable quality that drives the way you think. Of course you have as many setbacks and curveballs thrown at you as would any other comic in your career stage. Of course you must have rotten days just like everyone else on the planet. But you’ve also got a highly developed talent for taking such situations, turning them back on themselves, and making them work for you instead of against you.

    You’re very funny. You’ve got a keen sense for what works. You’re dedicated to your craft.

    But just as important (and I would argue, even more important)–you’ve got the resiliency needed to keep your outlook fresh. And in the end, I think that attitude–that resiliency–is the “secret sauce.”

    Because there are a lot of funny people out there. You’ve met them. The supply and demand equations for stand up comedy aren’t pretty. But the attitude I see when I check out the clips and when I check out the blog is the reason I always seem to be keeping one eye on you, and it’s the reason I think we’ll be seeing a lot more of Dwayne Perkins in the months and years to come.

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