Elemental togetherness

Parents, children and spouses can draw on their elemental togetherness.

:- Doug.

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Just discovered: Giving

I just discovered: I do not connect people because I am a connector, rather because I want to give. I see good everywhere, and want others to partake. This is conversation of the good variety: it is of the kind I espouse. It is not always pretty or comfortable. People—giving—our best selves to one another.

:- Doug.

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What parts need transformation?

What are the parts of myself in need of transformation? Besides all! How can any of us know before it happens? Ought we more often suspend our certainty to allow?

:- Doug.

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Electronic connection is possible

It does not have to be true that the electronic conversation is contact without connection. Two scenarios: My parents die within 10 minutes of each other of separate heart attacks. In the raw moments of it all, I post on a computer forum of all places. I get back a flow of emotions and support over the wires that is palpable. The second is 9-11: the stories, ponderings and reflections we share allow people to touch each other’s pulse. I feel it keenly. So do many others. It takes self disclosure and the time to hear the persons in the other parts of the conversation. It is rare. It is possible.

:- Doug.

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entangled, hopefully

There is what you saw, and what you think you saw. Two things, entangled hopefully.

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1414–O save us from our certainties

Footprints in the Windsm # 1414

O save us from our certainties
They are the seeds of
Our warrings with each other


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Not selling anything:

Not selling anything. Inviting: observing, reporting.

:- Doug.

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a long-care Sherpa?

I’m a long-care Sherpa?

:- Doug.

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maps of the territory

I have maps of the territory and can act as your guide.

:- Doug.

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their way through the long-care woods

Parents, children, and spouses can find their way through the long-care woods.

:- Doug.

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Now is alive

Now is alive

:- Doug.

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One center, one understanding, one overall direction

What is is about my elder caring work? I like having answers, but I like more helping people find their own ways through, bringing the family to one center, one understanding, one overall direction.

:- Doug.

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Does wisdom have to do with

Does wisdom have to do with love: beauty, truth, goodness?

:- Doug.

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In the movies

In the movies the characters are living their lives all day.

:- Doug.

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Alternating bubbles

In Open Space we sit in a bubble: could we alternate with our ordinary spaces and carry this there and there to here, to learn how?

:- Doug.

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a good reporter

My larger service may be less as a good writer and more as a good reporter.

:- Doug.

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Find themselves wise?

I like being able to solve problems others cannot, to have a tool (trick?) bag others lack, and being seen as the valuable one. But am I thus giving less value than wisdom? Put another way, would give more value to help others find themselves wise?

What does wisdom mean? A longer view, a wider view, seeing in wholes? A compass with a longer needle? A sense of what matters and what does not, of what is the small stuff? A different awareness?

:- Doug.

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Not as practical

A mind-stretcher
is more comfortable than
a mind snapper
though not as practical

:- Doug.

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There’s a thread runs among us

There’s a thread runs among us
It’s not silver, it’s not gold
Finer than flesh, finer than words

:- Doug.

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Honor your conversations

Honor your conversations.

:- Doug.

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May the lights be with you!

May the lights be with you!

:- Doug.

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What about the end of life conversation draws you?

What is about the end of life conversation that draws you? How does it draw—picture—re-vision—you?

:- Doug.

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Draws us

Conversation
Draws us
Draws us

:- Doug.

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