Thursday, October 25, 2007
My brother has a cubicle in a building near the launch pads on the Cape. He emailed me Tuesday morning & mentioned that the shuttle was going up! I watched it live via the internet, in the corner of my computer screen.
A little later he said, "This is an old picture out my window but you can see pad A off to the right. I went outside because I wanted to hear and feel the noise. Way cool." No kidding. !!
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Watch people walk past--
a steady trickle of water
from the fountain.What color are the
marigold leaves now turning
after the first frost?
Feel that?! ...that's a breeze.
...Now? October sun. ...And that?!
One last sprig of thyme.Shoot. I did it a-
gain. Hand me the eraser...
I'm back to square one.
Stand up, walk to the sink, fill
a glass, take a drink.
Friday, October 5, 2007
"If one theorized about the nature of the Creator from a study of creation," said British geneticist J. B. S. Haldane, "it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles." He drew that inference from the facts that one-fourth of all animal species are beetles and that in the Milky Way Galaxy alone there are a trillion stars for every person on earth. What about you? What could we conclude about the nature of your mission here on the planet if we took an inventory of what you create? What are the experiences, products, artifacts, words, feelings, and impressions that you regularly spawn, and what do they say about you? It's an excellent time to meditate on this subject.
This oracle is coming to you live from your repressed memory of paradise, reminding you that all of creation loves you very much.
Even now, secret allies are cooking up mysteries that will excite you and incite you for years to come.
Even now, the earth and sun are collaborating to make sure you have all you need to make your next move.
But here's the loaded question: Are you willing to start loving life back with an equal intensity? The adoration it offers you has not exactly been unrequited, but there is room for you to be more demonstrative.
Half of the art of really living is about being improvisationally receptive to life's elaborate scheme to shower you with blessings. The other half is about learning to be a co-conspirator who assists life in doling out blessings-to help everyone else get exactly what they need, exactly when they need it.
The living language is like a cow-path: it is the creation of the cows
themselves, who, having created it, follow it or depart from it according to
their whims or their needs. From daily use, the path undergoes change. A cow
is under no obligation to stay. -E.B. White, writer (1899-1985)