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Footprints in the Windsm # 1861–Nikos and Wendell

Footprints in the Windsm # 1861

We are worms
Nikos says resurrection
is when worms
become butterflies
Wendell says practice resurrection


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 17th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1860–I walk in a winter storm

Footprints in the Windsm # 1860

I walk in a winter storm
The snow, the rain, the ice
Pelt me
My footing unsure
Winds buffet me,
Hold me back, propel me,
Push me off course
I step into this place out of the storm
Meeting warmth and good people
Maybe at an unanticipated destination
Nonetheless, destination


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 14th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1859–They will have dreams

Footprints in the Windsm # 1859

They will have dreams
Listen for their dreams


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 10th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1858–Cookies, puppies, work well loved

Footprints in the Windsm # 1858

What might be the long-view criteria for the future generations? Cookies, puppies, work well loved, wind, wet, stories, conversation…?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 7th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1857–Simpler than expected

Footprints in the Windsm # 1857

Old age may be simpler than we expected. Freedom. Reflection. Open-heartedness. Deepening. Extending.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 3rd, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1856–Trail makers

Footprints in the Windsm # 1856

With whom else might we converse, we who converse across the generations? What are the questions about which to converse? What questions would lead us to a higher humanity?

What is higher humanity? What are our highest aspects? Who are our exemplars and why do we esteem them? Lincoln, Gandhi, Jesus, Gautama, Tubman for examples. They showed us the best in ourselves. What best? Caring. Kindness. Big-heartedness. Strength in these. Vulnerability and humanness. Speaking to all of us….

So perhaps we can write biographies of human people. Or simply write why we revere these people. Pebbles in the forest, a trail to follow.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 30th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1855–Not better ways to age:

Footprints in the Windsm # 1855

We are not about finding better ways to age: rather better ways to be human.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 27th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1854–It matters we don’t all reach for the same

Footprints in the Windsm # 1854

It matters that we go find out what specific things matter to each of us. It matters we draw out of our essence, it matters we reflect, it matters we commit. It matters that we mean and touch something larger than ourselves.

It matters that we open doors of study and perception, and see is only part of it. It matters we grow. It matters we look to see. It matters we listen to hear. It matters we open our spirits to one another, to the generations. It matters that the world becomes larger, more diverse, more loving. It matters we converse.

It matters that we don’t all reach for the same thing.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 23rd, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1853–So we have captured the shooters

Footprints in the Windsm # 1853

So we have captured the shooters in the last two mass shootings. Here is opportunity: to learn from them the motivators for such actions, to see what we can do to make their world more calm and less hostile to them. This would do the same for the rest of us.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 20th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1852–way you know

Footprints in the Windsm # 1852

Why should you care about the future of the world, the future for our grandchildren? But you do. If you are an elder. That’s one way you know.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 16th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1851–Measure the intensity of your astonishment

Footprints in the Windsm # 1851

You can measure the quality of your eldering by the intensity of your astonishment. Grandchildren should leave you thunderstruck! Wisdom is unknowing. Not not knowing, but letting loose of what you knew to swim in mystery. Outcomes uncertain: venture!


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 13th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1849–Dangerous interface

Footprints in the Windsm # 1849

In front of you is a dangerous interface between the daily and the sacred. Will you work to bring life creating forces to community?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 6th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1848–Butterflies and holes in the fence

That there is a consensus reality in a world of people and butterflies each enacting their own worlds is to be expected: each puts an edge to the free flights of the next. So we are unlikely to notice the green of the sky, the blue of the grass, and South Bend stopping at this train. Yet: this infinite feedback gives forth infinite holes in the fence.

:- Doug.

Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 2nd, 2019 | No Comments »

respect for something other

Footprints in the Windsm # 1847

Not knowing is profound. Not knowing is respect for something higher. Not knowing is respect for something other.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on February 27th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1846–bigger, more real, more participatory than do the magicians

Footprints in the Windsm # 1846

I see G as bigger, more real, more participatory than do the magicians.

A man stole some aspirin. A police officer gave chase. A struggle and shots. The man is paralyzed. Does G punish a small infraction so out of proportion? Does G have bigger things in store with the paraplegia? Is G more entwined in all of it? Experiencing the pain, the loss of future, the gain of future, feeling the child-pedestrian’s injuries? Is G a deeper quality? Is G the unfolding of the whole scenario? Is G the everyday? The entwining? The whole unfolding? The helping, the running, the speeding off, the trigger pulls, the siren of the ambulance? Ordinary? The daily, the daily, the daily?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on February 23rd, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1845–and you’ll speak to others

Speak to your core
and you’ll speak to others

:- Doug.

Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on February 20th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1844–Return to connection

Footprints in the Windsm # 1844

Return to connection
shaped by the stream
of grandchildren
your emptiness a
resonance chamber
perchance to hear the song
our streaming makes return


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on February 17th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1843–Words sing for us

Footprints in the Windsm # 1843

Words sing for us humans
Deeper is music
Deeper deeper hearing


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Footprints in the Windsm # 1841–Your hand in the water

Footprints in the Windsm # 1841

One person cannot change the world. The world’s course changes but slowly. These are good things. You can work small changes and gentle. Your hand in the water off your edge of the boat has steering effect.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on February 2nd, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1840–People easily derail me

Footprints in the Windsm # 1840

People easily derail me. I need to find a way to stay in the deeper now. To start to spiral to the deeper and higher, ignoring the track detours, but still acknowledging them and ask their help going deeper and higher.

This is a skill I have not yet developed, and one I want to try. This is the band members making music using each other’s instruments. The music went some unexpectedly deep places.

So the band members had to get over feeling uncomfortable. They had to accept their not knowing. They had to keep going forward.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on January 27th, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1839–What inhabits your heart

Footprints in the Windsm # 1839

What inhabits your heart
has far more power
than your timidity supposes


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on January 23rd, 2019 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1837–When will compassion rise?

Footprints in the Windsm # 1837

Footprints in the Windsm # 1837

When will compassion rise?
When will gentle own the future?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on December 26th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1836–Dance for us to almost know?

Footprints in the Windsm # 1836

Will you gather your life whole?
Will you dance
Your joys, bewilderments,
Secrets, marvels, tears, and intimacies
Will you dance for us to almost know?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on December 22nd, 2018 | No Comments »