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Thank You, EO, for a safe place

   I was born to a  basically upper middle class childhood, where everyone generally liked each other. My mother divorced my father when I was three, and I was raised to look out for her. I have never been the type to hit on girls. Indeed, the phrase has two meanings attached to it - aggressive romancing and domestic violence. Anyway, neither in my history, which was always to my credit. In high school, my clique of intelligent guys were the ones who actually knew how to be friends with girls. Girls who grew up to be women. Where they were once more referred to as girls.

  But all that was looooooooooong ago. Such a record of conduct would be considered a feather in my cap,no? However, this beautiful owl has come to see over and over again that virtue truly is its own reward.

  Over the same course of years that I have developed from the original "post-hippie" values of my early adulthood, the culture of suspicion became so pervasive that people like me just end up getting taken for granted. The politics of the personal are bound up in some kind of Gordian knot with the legal implications of "Don't take it personal."

  Something is gained in smashing the "states" from the right and left, but definitely something has been lost. Cosmic laws apply to science, nature, ethics, you name it. The key link between intelligence and kindness is sadly overlooked wherever Great Gentle Spirit is not nurtured. Everyone knows this is a global problem.

   And that is why I celebrate the two blue moons of March 2018 here. This is a safe place to be. Sacred space. 

   Sure, my body is my home. But this is where I go to for community, and take you with me to the streets of Vermont circa Trump/Obama.

   Words fall short of my gratitude ... and so here I shall close.

  

   

  

     

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Comment by Rosey Cross on March 24, 2018 at 11:40pm

Great post and place! Your loving and positive energy abounds and is deeply felt by us all!

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Comment by flameinthesnow on March 9, 2018 at 2:29pm

PS

A poem for you, from my "Rilke Oracle" (aka The Poetry of Rilke, Translated and Edited by Edward Snow):

Progress

And again my deep life rushes louder,
as if it moved now between steeper banks.
Objects grow ever more akin to me,
all images more intensely seen,
I've become more at home amid the nameless:
with my senses, as with birds, I reach up 
into the windy heavens from the oak,
and in the small ponds' broken-off day
my feeling sinks, as if it stood on fishes.

:-)

flame

Comment by flameinthesnow on March 8, 2018 at 5:13pm

Gracefully and grandly expressed. And I am celebrating the fact that I can actually read something now besides the window I was stuck in before! All the best to you, and Vermont.

Comment by SammiG on March 3, 2018 at 2:29pm

What a beautiful piece you have written hair it has touched my heart immensely. You certainly have the gift of sharing the language in such a way that it can have meaning too many and I thank you so much for sharing your gift with us. It is certainly something that help me today and I hope to carry with me into the future. I ask for blessings for you and as also that I continue to come across your writings so that I might be inspired to write once again myself.

Again I thank you for sure this piece of yourself with us today.

Comment by Joseph Clark Allgood on March 3, 2018 at 9:34am

Cowards are cruel.  It is only the brave who extend mercy.


Mystic
Comment by anki on March 3, 2018 at 9:14am

Its good to have a home like this to come back to, I agree, Good to have you here as well.

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