Overspill

Coming from a place of joy, presence, discovery of other and together and worlds, conversation has this capacity to cause life to overspill its bounds.

:- Doug.

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P2x3

P2X3: To open up the requisite variety for our conversations means practice, play, exploration, exercise, experiment. So how? When?

:- Doug.

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Hearing out

How does hearing out work and with what results?

:- Doug.

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Curiously ad

Curiously admire.

:- Doug.

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Menagerie of Metaphors

Wow! The spigot was opened today and even last night! Lots of insights—four sides of 3×5 cards. The reading in Nachmanovitch’s Free Play was triggering me. He was taking me to different parts of my mind, holding up a menagerie of metaphors, having this converse with that, telling me there were other intricate possibles out there, telling me that intricate is itself a word too tame. These things were in me. More: many cornucopias of universes are in me. All the while. And they are in other persons too. My book, my task, my books are to call the kids out to play!

We are the kids! We are allowed to play! This is our world!

:- Doug.

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It must out

This is valuable. It must out. To others. Perhaps not in my way nor in what I saw but in the fact of seeing, hearing, being able to express—a bit.

:- Doug.

Published in: | on January 25th, 2023 | No Comments »

I fear the page

I fear I fear the page so many friends who play with me and I taking one or two by hand at a time may leave my other dear playmates behind, leaving us sad and lonely. I’ll come back for you and we’ll play a new and fuller song!

:- Doug.

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Releasing, releasing

Releasing, releasing, releasing!
This book like many past is turning loose
This devil this angel this trickster
I know not which (witch?)
This about, around, through: this me

:- Doug.

Published in: | on January 25th, 2023 | No Comments »

Phonesthemia

What does phonesthemia think, and what do you think of it, and what especially does it think of you?

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 2201–Continual surrender

Footprints in the Windsm # 2201

Conversation asks
continual surrender
of your old story


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Published in: | on January 25th, 2023 | No Comments »

Context bigger than context

Context is always bigger than context. Not only that, but we humans gain by extirpating the “weed” from the “garden,” by pulling something kicking and squirming into a new context.

:- Doug.

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Reading in opposite direction

To follow tracks in reading is to go to earlier times, for every reference is to something valuable the writer read. Imagine reading the opposite direction! Or along a path yet bigger!

:- Doug.

Published in: | on January 24th, 2023 | No Comments »

Resistance is necessary

Resistance is necessary to conversing and all music.

:- Doug.

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Syncopated synopses

Syncopated synopses
Synaptic scavenging
Play!

:- Doug.

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Improvisation converges

Improvisation converges on conversation
Conversing has the feel of improvisation
Everything echoes everything else

:- Doug.

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When you hear of deeper

When you hear of deeper, ask, What is this? What do I understand by this word, just here? When you hear of meaning, of spirit, of understanding, of inner: ask the same. We do not dare define these—do we?—for we cannot. And yet they speak to . . . something. We perhaps must each one for that one’s self alone, decide.

:- Doug.

Published in: | on January 24th, 2023 | No Comments »

Telling quest

We are called not to a vision quest but to a telling quest.

:- Doug.

Published in: | on January 23rd, 2023 | No Comments »

seldom zigzag

Conversing arrives seldom in a straight line. Even less in a zigzag. More it comes more concentrically, or all at once. No, now I see it does not arrive, rather travels through.

:- Doug.

Published in: | on January 23rd, 2023 | No Comments »

We the between

And the between is really the whole speaking through the parts, actually the seeming parts, us. So, seen right, it is we who are the between.

:- Doug.

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For what we are

Maybe our muse is Ganesha’s taking dictation, struggling to keep up and to understand, while we are the inspiration. Why do we wait upon something outside us for what we are?

:- Doug.

Published in: | on January 23rd, 2023 | No Comments »

Just bigger

Deeper is somehow just bigger than we are.

:- Doug.

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Needs more dimensions

Rounding is called forth by reality
spirit will tell us when our story
needs more dimensions to come alive

:- Doug.

Published in: | on January 22nd, 2023 | No Comments »

Our original emergence

We change the form of matter, space-time, and persons through our original emergence—conversing.

:- Doug.

Published in: | on January 22nd, 2023 | No Comments »
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