To make matter 3 decades

How to make matter our extra 3 decades?

:- Doug.

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Gentleness generativity imagination

Gentleness, generativity, imagination—and other tasks of our age

:- Doug.

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How shallow can we get?

Just how shallow can we get?
Can our generation do anything about it?

:- Doug.

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Grow the gentle society

Grow the gentle society.

:- Doug.

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Tasks of our age

When gentle will own the future and other tasks of our age.

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1834–Meaning + Intention = Shift

Footprints in the Windsm # 1834

Footprints in the Windsm # 1834

As an elder changes the meaning of the grandparent-grandchild relation, and changes the intention of at least one party, the world has already shifted. It seems a small change. Maybe it is profound. The new meaning is we are about making the world more hospitable for the grandchildren; the new intention is to act some on the new meaning each day.


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When will compassion rise?

When will compassion rise?
When will gentle own the future?

:- Doug.

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Will your contribution matter?

Will your contribution matter in 30 years?

:- Doug.

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Imagining grandchildren

Imagining Our Grandchildren

:- Doug.

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use without doing

We can use without doing
make by being

:- Doug.

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These extra 30 years

What to make of the extra 30 years of our increased general life expectancy? We ought to use them to advance the generations after.

:- Doug.

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mingled we dream up each other?

To say the grandchildren, in fact
—oh, to utter them
Is that not their secret stratagem
unspeaking to have us express them?
Otherwise they are lost to us
banished by our failure to imagine them
leave the unsayable aside
show them the ordinary humanity
shaping us from generation to generation
Is it not your dream, grandchildren
to have our dreams enter one another
so mingled we dream up each other?
What if not this is our deepest?

:- Doug.

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nowhere exist

Wisdom calls us
but does not
and nowhere exist

:- Doug.

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This thread’s untied end?

Many things interweaving
where is this thread’s untied end?

:- Doug.

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I work on living and dying

I work on living and dying
the inevitability of a life
growing as it is gathering in
dying as it is leading us
to experience fullness of living

:- Doug.

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A time for turning

A time for turning our attention.

:- Doug.

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You know their limits

You know their limits
these grandchildren
and their possibilities

:- Doug.

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grace embodied

You are grace embodied.

:- Doug.

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Your lasting

Your lasting contribution.

:- Doug.

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Neither optimism nor pessimism:

Neither optimism nor pessimism: work.

:- Doug.

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What people say of poets

What people say of poets
could be said of elders

:- Doug.

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The elder catalyst

The elder could be catalyst.

:- Doug.

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What do you have to give?

What do you have to give?
What do you see?

:- Doug.

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