disclosure

Get it Done

The sun will go black

this month.

heralding a new

age, some say,

or at least a new

direction.

The light that

returns will

begin to reveal

all.

Procrastination

will be harder to

do.

Days will be

more productive.

Action predominates.

Being gentle with

relationships is more

important at this

time as we all

can be a little more

on edge and feel out

of our element for

awhile.  Good time

to get some things

done, riding this

new wave of energy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Judgeless

I will write without judgement

of myself, of others, of anything.

How strange will that be?  I always

look at things critically, discerning

the finest points in my choices

when I have the time to ponder

them leisurely, usually.  Quick

decisions just get my best shot.

It’s usually a good shot but it’s

made from so much fogginess

of brain functioning that I only

have to hope I’ve sized things

up correctly and went forward

with my decision, trusting

myself.

This looks like it could end

here, but my page isn’t even

filled and my energy to get

up to type it is flagging 4 ways

from Sunday.

I can just rest in the knowledge

that what I write will be as

“good” as the first part is good.

Oops.  I think I just judged!   But

I’m bottomed out on this page &

it’s time to end.  The end.

 

 

 

 

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What’s for Christmas?

I had some kids state in front

of the class what they

we’re asking for for

Christmas.

One girl had a page and

half way down the back

of things.

They knew exactly

what they wanted.

“A $177.50 Robo-Cop 4xz02.”

These are 6 year olds.

And from memory

they recited these

toys not knowing

I would ask them

this.

They had a hard

time with 10+10

but toys–no

problem.

I think we’re testing

kids on the wrong

things.

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Knowing

Reading a very stimulating book.

Scrambling my brain.

I’m open.  Open to knowing

whatever’s out there.

I still protect my space.

Maybe not even enough

in this information age.

I have to say

“enough!” and just let

what’s in my mind

already, be.

No more input!

And, of course, there are

feelings with those

thoughts.

Those need to be, too.

To exist.  To be felt.

I want to know.

I want to understand.

Even if I can’t fix it

right away.

Which is most every-

thing!  Esp. big

problems of the world,

etc.

I’m glad I’m able to

see it in a different

way.

At least I know.

Bougainvillea along rock wall. Hawaii Island.

Bougainvillea along rock wall. Hawaii Island.

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Unembellished

Under the many hats

I wear, is me.

Same for you.

So why do we change

into a ‘role’ and

do “what is expected

of us” instead of being

who we are?

Somehow we wouldn’t

make the cut?

Or have to dodge or

deflect some slings

& arrows?

Somehow we could

be the unembellished

enlightenment

that we are

and shower everyone

with our light.

If we only took

off the hat

and showed what’s

underneath.

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Transparency

Sometimes, the journey

from my brain to my

mouth takes a longer

time than is necessary.

Half of it falls to the

wayside along the way

never even making it

past my lips.

It’s in storage–vaulted

tightly,  the keys

to its freedom

seem to lie with

me, yet often,

hacking their way

past my lips

is a difficult

and perilous

process of

unshielding my

person for all to see.

Sunrise and bungalows with lagoon. Bora Bora. French Polynesia.

Sunrise and bungalows with lagoon. Bora Bora. French Polynesia.

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Being True

Pressure pushes us to

go against ourselves

sometimes.

Often we have to

wrestle with our

soul

Tomato with yellow sepals.

Tomato with yellow sepals.

to come out on top.

Choices are simple

to it, but ‘we’

get in the way.

Not being true

to who we are

hurts much more

than making

the tough decision

to say ‘no’.

Long term

we’re much

better off

doing so.

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Friends?

Ha Ho No Geh Canyon, Hopi lands, Arizona

Ha Ho No Geh Canyon, Hopi lands, Arizona

I’m sad.  Because I think

I’m losing a friend.

In my desperation to be

around & try & develop a

relationship with anyone

looking promising to me–

grasping at straws–

I think I picked the wrong

person.

Many good qualities–

Yet, how have I become

so “picky” in friendships?

I was relatively happy

younger.

But now I see not

what I want.  Not what

I know could be.

Am I asking for too much?

I certainly am not

“perfect”.

Can I have the audicity

to  have high expectations

from those who initially

I like, and am attracted to?

What happens to us when

we begin to get closer

& know each other better?

Can it be our own undoing?

The eventual demise

of the relationship?

Such troubling questions.

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Tried and Untrue

I feel empty.

Fill me, source.

Something that means something

to me, something that I

value.

I know what that is.

I would recognize it if it came

into my life.

It’s not seeming to be there

now or I wouldn’t be writing

this.

What fears form a glitch

in my system to hold

me back from it?

Show yourself!

Identify them.

So I can root them out

as the unwelcome weeds

they are.

I only want the luscious

fruit of this life to

enjoy.

No one but ourselves,

know the extent of our

longing to move

out of those ‘cement

shoes’ anchoring

us to the tried and

untrue.

Crimson star flower (Adenium). Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Arizona

Crimson star flower (Adenium). Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Arizona

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Surprise !

I love how the road

turns just when

you think you’re

going to get a view

of the path ahead

so you can build

up some anticipation

& be ready for a

prepared-for event.

It hides itself, instead!

Surprise, surprise.

Tomorrow’s hand

will be dealt.

Red plumeria or frangipani on beach. Kauai, Hawaii

Red plumeria or frangipani on beach. Kauai, Hawaii

You don’t get to

play your cards

until then.

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