Celtic cross stitch

Ahh there is around us more we know of people than we think. The Celtic music talents, the beautiful cross stitchings, the art, the knowledge—all of these but surfaces—of a depth that comes out and meets us in many daily ways. It is then for us to attend.

In written dialogue of the imagination you can touch something of which this person touched you.

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1759–We are wind!

Footprints in the Windsm # 1759

In your wind we are wind
blown to be!
In your thunder we are thunder
startled to be!


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Puppy gambol

Words give us a false sense of having a leash on events. Words are measuring sticks, and all measure is approximate: let the puppy gambol.

:- Doug.

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Routinely false

Certainty is routinely false.

:- Doug.

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We newborns

For elders as newborns the world can be fresh and new.

:- Doug.

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To learn:

To learn, you must open to what you don’t know.

:- Doug.

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More unknown

What’s eldering about? I don’t know. Precisely opening space for larger worlds. As the bubble of knowing expands, our surface touches more and more we do not know.

:- Doug.

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We plow

We plow, the grandchildren plant and tend.

:- Doug.

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Perceive together

Let us perceive together.

:- Doug.

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Don’t know anything

But we don’t know anything, so how can that be wisdom? And yet in this very uncertainty is where humanity grows. Choose to go here. (And might growth be more important than wisdom?)

:- Doug.

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Fertile counseling

Use our counselor role to direct grandchildren’s thinking into fertile territory.

:- Doug.

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Eldering challenge

We won’t know if we are up to the challenge of eldering. Until we try.

:- Doug.

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Introduce unexpected

Elder: introduce the generations to unexpected aspects of reality.

:- Doug.

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No goal

Is there a goal? No! There are people who need what elders can give. How will we know when we have gotten there? We will not and cannot: we will however know that we worked for the grandchildren.

:- Doug.

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Elders to do

What do I want elders to do? Take a bigger view of their role for the grandchildren. Take responsibility for the grandchildren. Tell stories, play games, give their spirits. See and accept their central roles in the future of the human species.

:- Doug.

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The fire

The fire
The flow
The Tao?

:- Doug.

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Kill one, shrug

Kill one person, that’s murder and guilt
Kill one thousand, that’s a battle and expected
Kill one million, that’s war and a shrug

:- Doug.

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Project for the grandchildren

The three hundred year project for the grandchildren.

:- Doug.

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Is it alive?

The universe is flowing. Moving. Processing. Is it alive? Who can tell?

:- Doug.

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Useful to

It is useful to dream.

:- Doug.

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Stay active

It is important for me to stay active. I would not live if I were not talking with people, reaching out, caring for others. The conversation is the thing.

:- Doug.

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Be not yourself

Be not whom you are. Be true to the flow around and through you. You are not. Flow is all.

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1758–Holding hands, Dying practice

Footprints in the Windsm # 1758

Dying is a time to come close to one another, to round out our togethering. We cannot know what that will mean till we get there, and yet we do. We can practice this part of our dying this day by seeing one another, saying the moment’s truths, arguing well, holding hands.


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