a Turning Point

a Turning Point. So, where to start,because there issuch a point. When mind is on recall track(talking about mine)this little bit would not be hereopening space for memory recall. OK,I just had the necessary recallto rehash a long ago storypulled from dusty old bins....

Pioneer,

Pioneer,a person who is among the first to exploreor settle a new country or area. Settler,a person who moves with a group of othersto live in a new country or area. The first pioneers to this land mass, arrived here(it is estimated)between 25,000 and 12,000 years...

Evolution at work.

Evolution at work. Before: Curtail the uncontrolled sale of guns. Then: Guns aren’t the issue. It”s the shooters. and Then: We are trying to determine why they did it. Now: When it happened, our kids hid. Yippeee Don’t take my word for this...

Let go of what?

Let go of what? Break it down to the nitty-gritty,neutrons, protons and quarks. View life from that perspectiveand find black and white, them and us, the whole world of mineand yours, love and hating others. Those thoughts only live hereon surface layers of communing....

the End.

the End. Struggling and pushedout by us both is the climactic signof human growth. For how longI will remain here no one hasa clear idea. The living environmentand nourishment source may help chartmy future course. I might develop fearshut down and retreat or follow...

Volunteering

Was it for two or three years?At my age, a year apart doesn’t make a difference. Being a hospice respite volunteer. Hospice Care of Kitsap County closed its doors in 2015 because of budget shortfalls. The 24 hour Care Center had 15 beds, but some were always...

a Laughing Matter?

a Laughing Matter? This recalled memory had me laughing just now. I was living in a studio apartment in Elmhurst, Queens, NY.,placed a saucepan of chicken wings in water on the range to boil,then visited a friend one floor down.An hour or so later she asked,...

Seeing all too clearly.

Seeing all too clearly. Waiting, hoping for changefor something to happen will not hit the jackpotand get what you want. In my case it’s easy to knowthe one word that tells all. FEAR.I say I have done this and thathave lived here and there won awards and gotten...

a Living Sacred Key

a Living Sacred Key We search for a joyful lightand avoid the dark of nightthat enables us to really see light and dark are both the keyto having balance in this lifewith joy, pain, love and strife. Let us stop looking out therewhen the answer lives herewithin without...

imagine

imagine imagine a peopletotally severed from their birth languageand tangible culture. imagine a peopleshipped to a new land and coined sub-humanby those that control. imagine a peopledeprived of all schooling then many years laterseen as hostile and brutish. imagine...

baggage carriers

baggage carriers. we all are,aren’t we? it is easier to seethem carry it, than to see minebeing lugged along. when mind is seenand related with air is fresherand love smiles outloud. f

me me me & us

What’s in it for me?me me me If I don’t care for mewho will? me me meme me me others make a differenceus feel the difference in a wordme us me me me us When you feel ityou know the power. Words.What’s in it for us?...

Spirit Backpack

Spirit BackPack carry it heavycarry it lifting I AMdead undecided alive being and notbetween knowing neither here or there.A dimension beyond body mind spiritillusions out loud. carry it heavycarry it lifting You decide....

You hear me?

You hear me? When spirits speak,many will listen. Hearing and listeningare not the same. We may listen to the words,and not hear their meaning. Some one will say blah blah blah.If that is you, please move on. It’s amazing how words can flipthe switch. You hear...

a Private Letter Made Public

a Private Letter Made Public Regarding my ‘Color Matters’, another writer stated,”A vexatious subject in many ways, not least for the unhappiness it can cause”.My response was, Some may agree this subject of color is infuriating, frustrating...

a Living Paradise

a Living Paradise Paradise is being conscious of each breathin out in communion with all existence.More still, paradise is engagingwith energetic flow behind appearance. Paradise includes all aspects of life and deathand storms and calm and sex and gender and...

Color Matters

Color Matters Many people discuss white privilege.Other folks just can’t fathom it.Some will think they know. When you live it each dayin your heart and bones,what is there to think? White folks can snooze here. Now let’s talk light privilege.Here we mean...

Color, Then and Now.

Color, Then and Now. May I ask you to consider my thoughtson social and racial privilege,in its past and current forms? Our dominant North American culture evolved from Europe,so let us start there. Whiteness was/is likened to purity.European aristocracy painted and...

I AM Here

I AM HERE Who AM I? Where is HERE?Let’s answer the questions put forth,before moving on to unrelated topics. Who am I?”Who are you?” is the primary question we asked the person sitting across from us. We asked and respondedfor 10 days, I think it...

Fear rules the roost

Fear rules the roostlong ago rootsalive today. Chipping thru a rockwall so tallmoving one breath at a pain full timeopening to a lifeshut down long ago. The inside here friendssaved this mind bypulling shutters closed keeping the out outthe in in hereand doors locked...

Questions

How can we go up, while the movement outside the window is going down? Dad and Ma and us four(at the time) kids had lugged the heavy suitcases through the snow, to our new home. We pushed through the heavy green outside door,. Ma pushed a gold button on the lobby...

Over the Rainbow

Over the Rainbow My friend said to write a piece titled ‘Over the Rainbow’.My mind enclosed those words like a Venus Fly Trap and that was almost end of story. I bristled when first seeing her words. Don’t know why. Maybe this! Rainbows were once...