Footprints in the Windsm # 1797–The little tree dances

Footprints in the Windsm # 1797

The little tree envied the dancing of the little goats and lambs, kittens and puppies. In a wind her mama leaned over and whispered “You may; with the breezes!” And so she danced wildly with each breeze which came along, spinning it lightly, tossing her many many arms all about! What joy! And all the trees around clapped their hands!


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Why they will live

Elders are concerned not only with how the grandchildren will live, but why they will live as they will.

:- Doug.

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When you caught glimpse

When you caught glimpse of us all as grandchildren, when you caught glimpse of the string of grandchildren on a long necklace, then you were of the long view, of the super human, of the elder.

:- Doug.

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What in life is the value?

Whom do you want deciding your end of life? Deciding what? What does this tell the grandchildren about what in life is the value? Tell the grandchildren…what in life is the value?

:- Doug.

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Cure for your wisdom:

To cure you of your wisdom: family.

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1796–If astonishing

Footprints in the Windsm # 1796

If we are taking an indeterminate path through dynamic and creative Spirit, if we are therefore enacting Spirit into the world perhaps even into existence, if life is in the betweens and the betweens have real presence, then what an astonishing possible world have we all!


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Jackboots

A dangerous combination: malevolence, incompetence, and jackboots.

:- Doug.

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Don’t want to live long

Some people don’t want to live long because they don’t know how to prosper.

:- Doug.

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Fishers of elders

I will make you fishers of elders.

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1795–Can you?

Footprints in the Windsm # 1795

Can you move away swiftly, leaving hardly a mark?


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human babies are an esophagus

Firstly
human babies are an esophagus
mouth at one end stomach the other
we are oral
taking in tasting
sound making demanding to be heard
sucking merging with breast
controlling getting by crying screaming
smell and sight secondly helpers
mouth
Primally

:- Doug.

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Others see decay

Others look at progress through the years in terms of decay and loss; we look for gains.

:- Doug.

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This time

Deeply, playfully this time.

:- Doug.

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Kept getting

Words
Kept getting
In the way

:- Doug.

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Grandchild quick

Grandchild
Quick imaginative
Running cuddling story-telling
Teen years open promises
Rachel

:- Doug.

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Roots as much as leaves

Footprints in the Windsm # 1794

Tree needs roots as much as leaves
community conflict as much as harmony
humanity death as much as living

so maybe we need the hate-filled bombastic politician
as much as he supposes he does not need kind welcomers


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Meta questions?

What are the meta questions, the questions about the questions? We say these things; what questions do they say we are exploring?

:- Doug.

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Three meetings

In three meetings, Chris and I have become old friends, and respected. Is this a model of relaxed relating that would be useful For the Grandchildren?

:- Doug.

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Edge questions?

What are the edge questions? What is the optimal and pragmatic role of spirit in the lives of 300 year grandchildren elders? What are the words to describe it so it gets good attention? Can we work backwards to find the path?

:- Doug.

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Give tough questions

Give the tough questions at the edges, forcing the work of the middle steps.

:- Doug.

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Mind does with brain

Mind is what you do with brain
mind might be what mind does with brain

:- Doug.

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Eldering discipline

Eldering is a discipline. Thinking necessary. Conversing. Work.

:- Doug.

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Water strider wise

A field of poppies
we won’t pluck nor trample through
water strider wise

:- Doug.

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