Saturday, November 26, 2016

not more than that




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I was sad one day and went for a walk;
I sat in a field.
A rabbit noticed my condition and came near.

It often does not take more than that to help at times -
to just be close to creatures who
are so full of knowing,
so full of love
that they don't - chat,
they just gaze with their marvelous understanding.


–St. John of the Cross
Love Poems from God
Daniel Ladinsky
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

instructions





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Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In everything give thanks.


I am not all the way capable of so much, but those are the right instructions.


–Wendell Berry


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Monday, November 21, 2016

hush





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Be a good animal, true to your instincts.

–D. H. Lawrence
The White Peacock



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Sunday, November 20, 2016

being to timelessness as it's to time





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being to timelessness as it's to time,
love did no more begin than love will end;
where nothing is to breathe to stroll to swim
love is the air the ocean and the land

(do lovers suffer?all divinities
proudly descending put on deathful flesh:
are lovers glad?only their smallest joy's
a universe emerging from a wish)

love is the voice under all silences,
the hope which has no opposite in fear;
the strength so strong mere force is feebleness:
the truth more first than sun more last than star

-do lovers love?why then to heaven with hell.
Whatever sages say and fools,all's well


–E. E. Cummings



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'Exotic' - timothy allen:
'A couple in the central highlands of Papua, New Guinea share an intimate moment during a courtship ritual.'Runner up, National Geographic Best Travel Pictures of 2011
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Saturday, November 12, 2016

No Leaders, Please





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invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
don't swim in the same slough.
invent yourself and then reinvent yourself
and
stay out of the clutches of mediocrity.

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
change your tone and shape so often that they can
never
categorize you.

reinvigorate yourself and
accept what is
but only on the terms that you have invented
and reinvented.

be self-taught.

and reinvent your life because you must;
it is your life and
its history
and the present
belong only to
you.



–Charles Bukowski


 
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Friday, November 11, 2016

from 640





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I could not die — with You —
For One must wait
To shut the Other’s Gaze down —
You — could not —

—Emily Dickinson



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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

hush





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There is a voice that doesn’t use words.

Listen.

–Rumi


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