now

Airing Out

So impressionable

we are.

Sensitive,

Vulnerable beings

of light.

Of darkness, too.

Old baggage

carried without

preference one way

or the other,

that our bags

have not been

unpacked.

The air is fresh.

Our clothing

need airing–

it’s been a long

trip,

and we’ve

outgrown

many of them.

 

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Wisdom

I asked for guidance and this is what came:

Be easy on yourself.  Don’t think you should

be doing more than you did or do.

IF you had the energy, you’d do

more.  Just take the next step-

one thing at a time.  and you’ll

get through the day, the week and

you will have moved from here

to there.

 

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Single File

If everything came all at once,

I couldn’t handle it.

But it doesn’t.  It comes, for the

most part, one at a time.

So that is manageable.

I want to live

not far out

in time

but here,

now.

In physical reality

things progress

one at a time

pretty much.

In mind space

it can come

all at once.

 

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Morning Run

Fog is cool to run in.

No one can see you

unless they’re close

enough to say

hello.

Sounds of geese

take on a sudden

importance.

All of my energy

went to my

other senses.

The sun, determined

to break my spell

of euphoria

finally succeeded.

 

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Live Now

Just slow down.  What’s the big

problem?  If you fill your life

to overflowing, bursting at

the seams with activity, you won’t

even get to know who you are–

become acquainted with

yourself.

What you like, what you really

feel, and believe.

I shouldn’t try to make

life so complicated.  It’s

simple.  It’s in the moment,

not in my mind which

is usually not in the

moment.

Enjoying the simple

pleasures of life–such

a trite phrase, but you

need go no further than

that and have things

turn out just fine.

No regrets–

if you’re there

when it’s there.

 

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Love and Passion

I wish there was someone

to lay with

now that I’m ready…

Why didn’t I think

of friendship before?

now that I’m 3 qts. low

on the essential oil

for smooth performance

and to keep my vehicle

from self-incinerating.

Such a steamy passion

envelops my being.

I come with a body

the spirit takes care

of itself normally

the body has to

seek out its needs

and make them

known to another

in love and embrace

cuddle until two

become one

being going

with the flow

of love and

passion.

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Prediction

The days are like steps

leading upward

mostly

strengthening

invigorating

discovering.

I could also

burrow

and find just

as much adventure

probably

but they seem to

lead up.

I’m giving up

trying to predict

or in any sense

control any outcome

I may wish.

Sure, I want some

things, but not

rigidly.

So, I know I’ll

only find what’s

there when I get

there.

Fall colored aspen leaf and rose hip. Montana

Fall colored aspen leaf and rose hip. Montana

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Time Travel

In third grade you

start wondering:

how far can you go?

They heard about

other dimensions.

How do we get there?

Are they really there?

What about time

travel?

It’s not just the

thing of movies

anymore, a

fantasy.  They

want to build a

time machine

if that’s what it

takes to get out

of third grade

or their neighborhood.

This isn’t on the

curriculum, but

I try to answer

their questions

and at least

get them thinking.

 

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Being Myself

I can only be myself.

There is no other way to go, to figure

out a better way to live.

Whatever I’m feeling in the

moment

is what is “true” for me at that

instant.

And from there I proceed.

Sometimes I really lose my way.

Confused & helpless, I don’t

know what I want to do

even next.

I muddle through those

days & hours

without a vision of what

I thought was still possible.

They’re only times to go through.

Passing through a storm

lasts until the storm stops.

Eventually it does.

It will come again, don’t worry.

But for now the skies are

clearing & a new day is

dawning.

Wood Duck in pond at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens. Oregon

Wood Duck in pond at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens. Oregon

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Renaissance

Look away

Look around

We are the ones

We’ve been found

We’ve taken the

long way, waited

without a sound.

Hello World out there!

Our voice is getting

louder, everywhere.

See the lights of the

ones who are shining.

We’ve been waiting.

Our turn is now, it

has come

to take back the stage

acknowledged

knighted

crowned.

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