Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
"Inside yourself or outside, you never have to change what you see, only the way you see it.” – Thaddeus Golas And then to read " Everything in our lives is important. Everything matters. There are no trivial throwaway moments" ~ Norman Fisher.
Oh to empty our backpacks, or better yet simply to keep them open so they both receive and gift. To open the backpacks of heart and eyes, body and spirit and see what we see, know what we know, feel what we feel, and receive each gift fully. And in the fullness of receiving to be the return of the gift. A grand image, a grand day. To open our eyes and know we are the gift Life wanted to open and then to return the gift. Sweet mercy yes....
Saturday, July 20, 2013
The mountains have taught me the true color of sunrise is, in fact, gray. Like the fading of a black quilt washed over the years, the gradual graying is truly the announcement of the new day. That which I long to see, the splendor, the adorning of the sky is but the day's passion ignited by those who embraced the gray.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
|image from Diane Sinclair & Ken Spaulding|
And then the whisper comes "to move." Like the chaos of creativity from which the painting of music emerges in dance.... clarity comes with movement. To see one must move. Movement begets clarity.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
"Only someone who is ready for everything, who doesn't exclude any experience, even the most incomprehensible, will live the relationship with another person as something alive and will himself sound the depths of his own being.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Monday, July 1, 2013
In many boating knots there is Standing End - which takes the strain, and a Tail - the loose end in your hand. On large ships a shore line is initially tightened with a winch. The tail is then properly called a Bitter End as it is transferred to the Bitts - fixed posts to tie the rope. To do this, a second rope is tied to the shore line with a Rolling Hitch a to take the strain temporarily.
Isn't that grand! The Standing End takes the strain. The Tail is to be held loosely in our hands and when it is tied to something fixed, it is known as the Bitter End. And to the strain absorbed by the Standing End, the Rolling Hitch can take the strain temporarily. To ponder the Standing that takes the strain, absorbs, and holds steady an the Rolling, the flexibility of bending and unfixed that temporarily absorbs the strain and pulls of life. But to hold fast, to attach is called the Bitter End. Oh giggle, isn't that grand!
To Stand in Life, to Stand and know our security and yes perhaps to roll and always to hold loosely. Better yet, to release all ropes and leave the dock and sail. But when we return home, to Stand and hold loosely.