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Footprints in the Windsm # 1797–The little tree dances

Footprints in the Windsm # 1797

The little tree envied the dancing of the little goats and lambs, kittens and puppies. In a wind her mama leaned over and whispered “You may; with the breezes!” And so she danced wildly with each breeze which came along, spinning it lightly, tossing her many many arms all about! What joy! And all the trees around clapped their hands!


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on July 18th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1796–If astonishing

Footprints in the Windsm # 1796

If we are taking an indeterminate path through dynamic and creative Spirit, if we are therefore enacting Spirit into the world perhaps even into existence, if life is in the betweens and the betweens have real presence, then what an astonishing possible world have we all!


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on July 14th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1795–Can you?

Footprints in the Windsm # 1795

Can you move away swiftly, leaving hardly a mark?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on July 11th, 2018 | No Comments »

Roots as much as leaves

Footprints in the Windsm # 1794

Tree needs roots as much as leaves
community conflict as much as harmony
humanity death as much as living

so maybe we need the hate-filled bombastic politician
as much as he supposes he does not need kind welcomers


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on July 7th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1793–All-ee all-ee all in free!

Footprints in the Windsm # 1793

All-ee all-ee all in free!
Call out from their hiding places
the truth telling writer, the dreamer
of freedom, the lover of hurting children
All heart, all heart, all in, free!


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on July 4th, 2018 | No Comments »

When I was a poet

Footprints in the Windsm # 1792

When I was a poet
maybe I am just now
was when the poems
sang their lives through me
they don’t all lift me there
but when they evoke the spray
I go to sea the wild sea


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 30th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1791–Our society is divisive because

Footprints in the Windsm # 1791

Our society is divisive because we are thinking in shoulds and oughts. What might entice us to look for integral?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 27th, 2018 | No Comments »

Grandchild you are complex

Footprints in the Windsm # 1790

Grandchild you are complex
aspects and facets
places and people
discoverable and unknowable
neuron sinew heart and sky


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 24th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1789–Drop your tensions to the groundlet

Footprints in the Windsm # 1789

Drop your tensions to the groundlet the earth hold them awhileconverse freelywe’re not so elusive after all


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 20th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1788–father tickling

Footprints in the Windsm # 1788

We do not search for G-d, or do not have to, for G-d is with us. Emmanuel. We grow in G-d. In doing that, we grow G-d in some way. G-d is not some perfect schoolteacher using whip and carrot to get us to become still more dependent children; rather G-d is more a father, tickling us off his lap to go be our best selves, to grow us larger, to grow us to be more adult, more creative, more of who we are. In doing so, G-d is delighted, and grows better than a human father whose chest is puffed up over the things his children do. G-d actually grows as we grow.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 16th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1787–Play for me

Footprints in the Windsm # 1787

Play for me.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 13th, 2018 | No Comments »

Quick! Make a mistake!

Footprints in the Windsm # 1786

Quick! Make a mistake! It will move us along! Hope is in the wrongness.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 10th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1785–The one behind it

Footprints in the Windsm # 1785

If you have the conversation, you can have the conversation behind it.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 6th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1784–After our grandchildren grow up?

Footprints in the Windsm # 1784

After we grow up
After our children grow up
After our grandchildren grow up
We grow
In what direction?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on June 2nd, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1783–You enlarge

Footprints in the Windsm # 1783

Converse that the meaning of you may enlarge.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 30th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1782–Wind converses with leaves

Footprints in the Windsm # 1782

The wind converses with the leaves
the leaves with the sap
sap with roots
roots with roots with roots
with microscopic communities of beings
those with my food, and my gut
my gut with my soul, soul with spirit
spirit with planet, sun, stars, galaxies
universes of universes
with mind, wind
coursing blood, flashing neurons
our shared glance
almost heard birdsong
movement is all
converse is all
intercourse
one us


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

Footprints in the Windsm # 1781–Caught whiff that I have a voice

Footprints in the Windsm # 1781

I have caught whiff that I have a voice. That may be enough. I may not have to know all the words, the whole melody.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 23rd, 2018 | No Comments »

After your name is forgotten

Footprints in the Windsm # 1780

After your name is forgotten
a generation or two on
of what use were you?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 19th, 2018 | No Comments »

For deer and gentle wild things

Footprints in the Windsm # 1779

Softness and flow. The breezes, the streams, the watering place for deer and gentle wild things.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 16th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1778–everything is hitched together

Footprints in the Windsm # 1778

From the view of the whole
everything is hitched together
a string of beads
from father to daughter,
mother to son
a net of jewels
from scientist to theologian
liberal to conservative
the more than three dimensional whole


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 13th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1777–Talk to the flowers

Footprints in the Windsm # 1777

Walk, feed the birds, talk to the flowers.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 9th, 2018 | No Comments »

Grandchildren count

Footprints in the Windsm # 1774

Hearing out from the grandchildren the seeds of a future alternative to where we are now: this is the work and the method. Grandchildren count. Where we are is not where we ought to head, neither are where we will be in 300 years. We can only get closer to where we are headed if we become aware.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 7th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1776–Names before they are born

Footprints in the Windsm # 1776

Conversation’s field calls us together when ripeness arrives. This explains to me when aboriginal peoples bring forth their festivals. White man’s time wants a named day and hour. How can these have names before they are born? All humanity is pulled to converse, and this to make intimacy. For intimacy’s sake. Say no more.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on May 5th, 2018 | No Comments »