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Busy pandemic days

In all the busy-ness of these pandemic days I must make time to love and to reflect. These are of the same substance. Yes, I must.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 3rd, 2020 | No Comments »

Stay healthy

Stay healthy. Keep loving. Reflect.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 3rd, 2020 | No Comments »

Pandemic open us?

To what can this pandemic open us?
What can we see now we didn’t before?
Let’s look all the way to seeing

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 3rd, 2020 | No Comments »

A dying whose time has come

This pandemic is a death; certainly many die. But it is, if we let it, a dying of something whose time has come in our culture. We are now in fearing, that is, in anticipatory grieving. Soon we will be in actual grieving. Study.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 3rd, 2020 | No Comments »

January baby boom

Consider we will have a January baby boom
Consider we make time to consider, to reflect

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 2nd, 2020 | No Comments »

Let’s not go back

Let’s not go back
to business as usual
Let’s go better
to serving life and living

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 2nd, 2020 | No Comments »

We don’t need to get through covid-19

After Covid-19, it’s a new world out there. We don’t need to get through it, we need to help one another get through it. To a new side.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 2nd, 2020 | No Comments »

Pandemic turn

Could this pandemic
Turn us to one another
Maybe we’ll
find our purpose
is each other?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 2nd, 2020 | No Comments »

Pandemic interruption

Is this pandemic an interruption
Or is it our generation’s main path?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 2nd, 2020 | No Comments »

A land to walk through

Mystery is a land to walk through
A path to open up you

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 1st, 2020 | No Comments »

To say more says less

Mystery is a friend, known and unknown: known in the unknowing. Friends are the holy other, different, and from that inexplicably drawn to one another. Shh. To say more says less.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 1st, 2020 | No Comments »

Because you see this other

You are because another sees you
You are because another hears you
Whom do you see and hear in 300 years?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 1st, 2020 | No Comments »

Deepeners

One man had a heart attack
Both my parents died the same night
What were your deepeners?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 1st, 2020 | No Comments »

A nap for that

There’s a nap for that.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on April 1st, 2020 | No Comments »

Withdraw your last three thousand

Withdraw your last three thousand
To spend on something very very kind
Your old ones have a seed within
Your young ones have so seldom heard
Water the seed with far-sight
Place stories in the young ones’ ears—
Upon the ancient hills
Winding among the old growth trees
Thigh-deep cross the crashing waters
Beside the crackling campfires—
Walk with them barefoot

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on March 31st, 2020 | No Comments »

A path out beyond

Eldering seems a path out beyond wisdom. It runs at least a ways through responsibility.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on March 31st, 2020 | No Comments »

An increase in old people

An increase in old people signals an increase is wealth. The old people do not cause the wealth, they are its beneficiaries.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on March 31st, 2020 | No Comments »

Praying for the unlovable and menacing

Dorothy Day said something like “I really only love God as much as the person I love the least.” So just how do we love a bully child in our home, breaking up the home, injuring our family?

Understanding that love does not require us to like the person, to approve of him, is not a feeling, how do we find a way to love Donald Trump, as unlovable and menacing as he is.

We pray for him. This is the highest step. What do we pray for him?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on March 31st, 2020 | No Comments »

Vignettes in meetings

Vignettes in meetings, stories at desk.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on March 30th, 2020 | No Comments »

Point from this commons

Some words don’t speak to some people. So we need to get beneath words to what the words point to, speak and point from this commons.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on March 30th, 2020 | No Comments »

They cannot hear those words

You say there are no words to say the deep things. Maybe there are, and the ones you are speaking to cannot hear those words.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on March 30th, 2020 | No Comments »

Our responsibility at stake

If somewhere in here we see responsibility, our responsibility, what is at stake?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on March 30th, 2020 | No Comments »

You thought you were the one

In all your years you thought you were the one
From here it’s otherwise: one life, just life

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on March 30th, 2020 | No Comments »
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