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Why they will live

Elders are concerned not only with how the grandchildren will live, but why they will live as they will.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 18th, 2018 | No Comments »

When you caught glimpse

When you caught glimpse of us all as grandchildren, when you caught glimpse of the string of grandchildren on a long necklace, then you were of the long view, of the super human, of the elder.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 17th, 2018 | No Comments »

What in life is the value?

Whom do you want deciding your end of life? Deciding what? What does this tell the grandchildren about what in life is the value? Tell the grandchildren…what in life is the value?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 16th, 2018 | No Comments »

Cure for your wisdom:

To cure you of your wisdom: family.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 15th, 2018 | No Comments »

Jackboots

A dangerous combination: malevolence, incompetence, and jackboots.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 14th, 2018 | No Comments »

Don’t want to live long

Some people don’t want to live long because they don’t know how to prosper.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 13th, 2018 | No Comments »

Fishers of elders

I will make you fishers of elders.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 12th, 2018 | No Comments »

human babies are an esophagus

Firstly
human babies are an esophagus
mouth at one end stomach the other
we are oral
taking in tasting
sound making demanding to be heard
sucking merging with breast
controlling getting by crying screaming
smell and sight secondly helpers
mouth
Primally

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 11th, 2018 | No Comments »

Others see decay

Others look at progress through the years in terms of decay and loss; we look for gains.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 10th, 2018 | No Comments »

This time

Deeply, playfully this time.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 9th, 2018 | No Comments »

Kept getting

Words
Kept getting
In the way

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 8th, 2018 | No Comments »

Grandchild quick

Grandchild
Quick imaginative
Running cuddling story-telling
Teen years open promises
Rachel

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 7th, 2018 | No Comments »

Meta questions?

What are the meta questions, the questions about the questions? We say these things; what questions do they say we are exploring?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 7th, 2018 | No Comments »

Three meetings

In three meetings, Chris and I have become old friends, and respected. Is this a model of relaxed relating that would be useful For the Grandchildren?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 7th, 2018 | No Comments »

Edge questions?

What are the edge questions? What is the optimal and pragmatic role of spirit in the lives of 300 year grandchildren elders? What are the words to describe it so it gets good attention? Can we work backwards to find the path?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 7th, 2018 | No Comments »

Give tough questions

Give the tough questions at the edges, forcing the work of the middle steps.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 7th, 2018 | No Comments »

Mind does with brain

Mind is what you do with brain
mind might be what mind does with brain

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 6th, 2018 | No Comments »

Eldering discipline

Eldering is a discipline. Thinking necessary. Conversing. Work.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 6th, 2018 | No Comments »

Water strider wise

A field of poppies
we won’t pluck nor trample through
water strider wise

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 6th, 2018 | No Comments »

Wisdom scary

Wisdom need not be scary
might it be deciding
what you don’t need to know?
encountering a field of poppies
without picking one—nor walking through

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 6th, 2018 | No Comments »

Whelming input

Grandchildren face whelming input.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 6th, 2018 | No Comments »

to get lost

The trick to meditation/contemplation is to get lost.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 5th, 2018 | No Comments »

Lost in our game

Get lost in our game
then you might
get found

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 5th, 2018 | No Comments »