The spirituality of smoking

Odd topic?

Well, not really, it’s just a thought about what you do when smoking and how it relates to the rest of life

Now some people might consider smoking to be a waste of time money and a danger to health, well I can certainly say that I do feel healthier after quitting, BUT, have i lost more than I gained?

This isn’t about smoking those long white things that come in 10’s or 20’s, (or 16’s if you’re drunk and can’t be bothered to walk from the pub to the shop!)

I’m talking about the art of rolling and smoking tobacco in it’s finer form. Baccy, weed, rollies etc.

It’s about time, effort achievement but most of all it’s about spending 5 minutes doing nothing better than twiddling a piece of paper round dried leaves and if you were like me inserting what looked like a mouse tampon in the end. After this you can smoke it happily in the understanding that you made it. (or if you are new to rolling, wondering where you went wrong and why it won’t work!!!)

OK a tenuous point, not really spirituality of smoking is it?. Well there is a bit more…

I have noticed a few things, baccy smokers are (contrary to popular opinion) social people.

They are also not in a hurry to get anywhere. Each movement is a carefully considered action with the consideration of a smoking break built in

There is time for reflection, cogitation and determination of the next move

It might just be that baccy smokers are the next philosophers, having and taking the time to sit / stand and mull.

But of course, they will die early so, as all great thinkers only be really appreciated when they are pushing up the daisies!!


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