More than mentoring

Eldering is more nuanced than mentoring.

:- Doug.

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Ripening people

My looking ripens people
My hearing especially
They come toward me

:- Doug.

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What a difference

What a difference a decade makes
and too often does not

:- Doug.

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It’s not water

It’s not water, it is sound.

:- Doug.

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Roots, fish, fire

Roots, fish, fire. No clear better.

:- Doug.

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Answers, questions, reflection

Answers, questions, reflection.
Earth, air, wind.
Babbling: people, water, birds.
Wallet, hands, spirit.
Night, day, butterfly.

:- Doug.

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A falcon, a storm?

People turn on the choices we had unknown. Health changes, love engages, new panoramas present. Do we respond as a falcon, a storm, or a great song?

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1702–softness and kindness will prevail

Footprints in the Windsm # 1702

You cannot change the world
& you must change the world
& you will change the world
you are too small
small is precisely what is needful
a word, a gesture
to enter hearts one at a time
day by day for thousands
and thousands of days
millions and millions of hearts
will little by little move
& softness and kindness will prevail
for our grandchildren


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Choices we had unknown

We elder each other
We’re all we have or need
Choices we had unknown

:- Doug.

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Elders in colors and flavors

None of us consistently sees the larger
So elders in colors and flavors aplenty

:- Doug.

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Choice the third

Choice the third
Is not the noble middle
Must be equal in beauty and ruthlessness

:- Doug.

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Not to cross them

Most of the intensity is between
my eyes
I must take care not to cross them

:- Doug.

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embracing tearfully

Hold one another in the light
Can be done embracing tearfully
Under the same light

:- Doug.

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Hug in that lightning

Lightning!
Hug
in that light
Meet
in the storm

:- Doug.

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Be wholly there

You are part of the being
Of the whole
So you can be wholly there

:- Doug.

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More possibilities

Mistakes mix up things for us, show us more possibilities.

:- Doug.

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Don’t leave something on the table

Don’t leave something on the table
Give of your substance freely to another

:- Doug.

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to break the spell

This can be said of the elder
This is a human who has become whole
More truly is every day becoming whole
So this one not intruding on the world
Begins for us to break the spell of separation

:- Doug.

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Not larger view

It’s not simply a larger view: there’s something larger going on.

:- Doug.

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The whole-making thing not yet done

The biggest thing we can do—and it may in doing seem a small thing—is the whole-making thing not yet done.

:- Doug.

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Meetings with the grandchildren’s world

Our task is to hallow our
—big our—for we are part—
meetings with the grandchildren’s world

:- doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1701–Some moments that is good

Footprints in the Windsm # 1701

More I don’t know
Some moments that is good
More I don’t know


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To lift my eyes

I go to continuing education to lift my eyes, to see a larger view. Yesterday was good.

:- Doug.

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