Softer metaphors please

Lift us up
with softer
metaphors
not machines
nature’s ways

:- Doug.

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The wholly effective life

The myth we never fulfill
Can never fulfill
The wholly effective life

:- Doug.

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Legislating immorally

To legislate morality
The quintessence of immorality

:- Doug.

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Cast vision forward

A problem with imagination and creativity and inventing is that mostly we think of it as relating to our own future and use. We get excited by a new car or a new house or a new gadget. In age we have the opportunity to grow beyond ourselves, to take what we have seen and cast that vision forward.

We will not realize it, but what matters is that someone has seen it.

:- Doug.

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People or tools?

Some people are incapable, in their present state of mind, from seeing orders of magnitude beyond themselves: they can see only themselves and using others. The others are not people, but tools.

:- Doug.

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Antidote to drying

The antidote to drying in age may be to have a project, and that project needs to exceed the self by several magnitudes.

:- Doug.

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People called exceptional

There is choice, and the people called exceptional might become more of the population if we place before ourselves the choice. In any event, it is these exceptional people, like Maslow’s self-actualizing people in their peak experiences, with whom I want to associate and especially collaborate. I choose a wider view.

The wider view is not necessarily optimistic, but it does tend more to that end of the scale. It is I hope more inclusive of the whole picture.

:- Doug.

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Not wizened

Widened, not wizened.

:- Doug.

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Your widened combination

If you have become indifferent to the things that happen in the world, it may be that they are no longer things you can use. You have a larger project if you look: the whole of humanity: it can use the combination of things that happen and your perspective, widened.

:- Doug.

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Scents to waft

What essentials does the long view provide us, valuable scents we can waft to the generations for their quest to improve?

:- Doug.

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Cousins of democracy

France and America—the two elder cousins of the democracy family.

:- Doug.

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Read with question

Read the generations
with a question

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1882–They flit they float

Footprints in the Windsm # 1882

They flit they float sometimes they meet sometimes they swirl around one another in a dance up up. Butterflies gather nectar and pollen they share around they are blown and tossed they travel unexpectedly fast and far. They sit and sun themselves looking beautiful but not so beautiful just out of the chrysalis. Unheard unattended except by those listening on their frequency. See. Each person a mariposa.


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Look to the sea

Long age does not calcify an elder person, but presence long enough to see the next set of waves wash away sand castles: these waves surprise. Look to the sea, the endless waves, and you will not be dismayed, will feel no need to fight.

:- Doug.

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Conversation is holy ground

All conversation is holy ground.

:- Doug.

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Just ask this one

Just ask. Most will have no interest. One in a hundred will have an interest. Find him and her.

:- Doug.

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No laying out

These things have no defined answers, nothing I can lay out for people. This is work we need to develop together.

:- Doug.

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Narrow expectations

Humans will discover things their neighbors do that irritate. This stems from imaginings of supposed to, rights to, expectations narrow. All point to changes we need in ourselves. We can get better at this.

:- Doug.

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Waiting for intimations

In Meeting, we are together waiting for intimations to appear.

:- Doug.

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Examine meet

Let us examine and meet this species, the 300 year grandchild elders, to learn of them.

:- Doug.

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See as we do?

Will the grandchildren see the world as we do? No. Do we even want them to? No. They will see through human filters, like attitudes, emotions, and stances. These we might help them color.

:- Doug.

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Surpass yourself?

Will you surpass yourself?

:- Doug.

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Good needs this

Good has to be invented, no created, fresh each generation, to meet each milieu. All possible good has not been invented. There is imagination for you to invoke. This now.

:- Doug.

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