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Tuesday, 18 April 2006

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Lamamamajama

I just had a flashback of being in Elaine's writing group. I love that poem and Mary Oliver. Love the photo too.
The world seems so split to me lately, good and evil, happy and sad, etc. It's like we can dwell in all the craziness that is happening or see all the good that is here. I'm trying to feel out that edge of being aware of both the madness and the beauty but not getting stuck in either, ending up disillusioned as to the true nature of this planet.
Anyhow, my blog turned political this week as my MIL has been sending out political stuff in all the "family" updates. Mostly they just passivly bash my lifestyle. I had to get a little retaliation going by posting the Colorado State Seal with a fascist image on it. MIL thinks environmentalists are Communists.
Hope you're well!

shamash

"trying to feel out that edge of being aware of both the madness and the beauty but not getting stuck in either"

this, my dear friend, is the story of what I've been trying to do all of my life. It's a crazy edge to walk.

Now that you mention it, we DID read this poem in Elaine's writing group. I remember! I knew this poems years before Taos: a friend of mine memorized it, and recited it at one of our campfires while camping. I immediately bought "Dreamwork" when I returned from the mountains.

Pirate found a copy of this poem that someone accidentally left in a UNM printer, so he sent it to me. It's one of my favorite poems, and from time to time it keeps showing up in my life.

I wonder where I'll be when it shows up next.

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