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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 »

I am the ground saying

Footprints in the Windsm # 1775

I am the ground saying, “Rain, you can storm and I will still be here, calmly receiving.” I am the storm saying, “I am furious with you, I storm at you.” Again I am the ground saying, “Storm, you refresh me.”


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

Footprints in the Windsm # 1773–The wind is my brother

Footprints in the Windsm # 1773

The wind is my brother
To carry me along
Carrying my voice out beyond my carrying


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 25th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1772–More open with my mysticism

Footprints in the Windsm # 1772

I need to be more open with my mysticism. And it is beyond mysticism to intimacy, inmost to inmost, elusive to elusive. This is getting closer.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on April 21st, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1771–Happen all at once

Footprints in the Windsm # 1771

Sometimes things want to happen all at once. Maybe if we let them….


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

Footprints in the Windsm # 1770–We said “I don’t know”

Footprints in the Windsm # 1770

We said “I don’t know” to one another. We accepted and confessed to one another weakness, even vulnerability. Then we got to work. Open, then work. Then we had to accept that closing would inevitably come. With it despair. It was all flowing into each other. We saw. We see. We fight. We embrace. Flame and cool water.


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

Footprints in the Windsm # 1769–A friend is dying

Footprints in the Windsm # 1769

A friend who has stage 4 cancer is dying. He has just provided the grandchildren a special swing in a park. He has also told me that he feels he is getting thinner and thinner, blending with the wind. This is what eldering is about.


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

Footprints in the Windsm # 1768–Decide for the world

Footprints in the Windsm # 1768

If the world is partially how we perceive, then we do have a claim to decide for it.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 31st, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1767–Soluble in one lifetime?

Footprints in the Windsm # 1767

If the question you’re working on is soluble in one lifetime, it is not large enough to fit your worth. Bigger questions. Working on you.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 28th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1766–Last puzzle piece

Footprints in the Windsm # 1766

Maybe you have the last puzzle piece
To enable us to see
What was invisible until now


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 17th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1765–Westward westward ever!

Footprints in the Windsm # 1765

Westward westward ever!
Clearing, fighting, taming, populating!
We came exploring
Young people doing young people things
For freedom religious and political
Creating something new and again new
Settlements soon cities
Fighting the indigenous
We stayed on and created industry mighty industry
Science, agriculture—O the huge farms!
Feeding the world
Our inventiveness and sweat youthful!
Sending our youth back across the eastern sea
To say “Bully!” and “Nuts!” to tyrants
Hoping idealistically to bring an end to war
And now a new frontier requiring daring…
Elders!


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

Footprints in the Windsm # 1764–a day well used

Footprints in the Windsm # 1764

What today will enliven me and let me say the day was well used?


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

Footprints in the Windsm # 1763–Rilke’s widening circles

Footprints in the Windsm # 1763

Rilke’s widening circles
carry so much
I just saw
Falcon against the sky
solitary, ever on the hunt
Storm the turning of all the sky
Great song the cosmos singing
Might all of us
interweave
all these
as we shift our focus?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on March 3rd, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1762–Begin with the end

Footprints in the Windsm # 1762

Footprints in the Windsm # 1762

Begin with the end of your mind.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on February 28th, 2018 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 1761–A little woodpecker

Footprints in the Windsm # 1761

This chill winter day a little woodpecker is climbing the maple tree, tapping at it. A cardinal flies off quickly to another tree. You live here all year, this is home. The robins and others migrate away in colder weather. An elder in a nursing home communes silently with the bird visiting the feeders outside his window. What do they share in their unspoken language? Than the worlds we think we live in daily, there may be more subtle.


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

Footprints in the Windsm # 1760–When young

Footprints in the Windsm # 1760

When young
there is plenty of time later

When seasoned
time washes

Time later
starts to course into
time now


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on February 21st, 2018 | No Comments »