Archive for July, 2024

Opportunity in blah

Do I treat another’s blah—and even my own blah-ness—as an opportunity for growth?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 20th, 2024 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2356–Once we were

Footprints in the Windsm # 2356

Caught my eye
that light last night—
            across the way a firefly
            answered the silent call—
above my uncut grass
a dozen more softly faded—
            we once were used to this


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What alternatives do I have?

What are the alternatives to me?

:- Doug.

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Each wind its own route

The dog-kick principle keeps us from going directly to a friend’s soul. Each wind has a route of its own. Each spirit chooses what it chooses.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 19th, 2024 | No Comments »

Blah to your core

What is at your core? Is it anger, joy, boredom, blah? I don’t want to meet blah—but must I anyway?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 19th, 2024 | No Comments »

the home they seek

Where words come from turns out to be the home they seek.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 18th, 2024 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2355–People are kind

Footprints in the Windsm # 2355

People are kind. Look for it.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on July 17th, 2024 | No Comments »

you measure the quality

You speak of quality of life: For you, what is quality of conversation? What is the minimum you will accept? What is the maximum you could expect?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 17th, 2024 | No Comments »

For what?

For what are you living? For what are you conversing?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 16th, 2024 | No Comments »

When dying, what is a good day?

We ask people dying, What is a good day? For what do you live? So you who do not expect to die this hour, How would you live a good conversation?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 16th, 2024 | No Comments »

Cannot fix

One cannot fix dying
nor conversation

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 15th, 2024 | No Comments »

Good meeting?

What does a good conversation and meeting look like?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 15th, 2024 | No Comments »

Don’t make it beautiful

Don’t make your writing more beautiful that it needs to be.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 14th, 2024 | No Comments »

Meet giving-ly

To meet is a gift, a gift you receive from one another. You can intend to give it, but you cannot direct its travel nor its arrival. You can thank your friend.

But once you have received this gift, you have an opportunity and possibly a responsibility: you can receive that breaking open willingly, giving-ly; you can open to meet again.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 14th, 2024 | No Comments »

After meeting?

What does one do after meeting?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 13th, 2024 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2354–where the snake curls

Footprints in the Windsm # 2354

I want my words to arrive
to find a home
in your
center
core
the place where the snake curls
the one who is all embrace
where the tea meets the waters
two beings teeming each its own ways
perfumes acids flavors
loud rushing splashing
each infusing the other
with its kind of life
is the drink invigorating
or poison?
and I—this animal
no choice: life decrees I drink this brew


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on July 13th, 2024 | No Comments »

Where intricacy comes from

I love to feel where intricacy comes from.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 13th, 2024 | No Comments »

Be intricate

Be intricate with one another.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 12th, 2024 | No Comments »

All begin?

How did it all begin?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 12th, 2024 | No Comments »

Don’t know kind

We don’t know what kind is.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 11th, 2024 | No Comments »

We owe one another

We owe each other humanity. We owe one another kindness. We are one another’s kind: this.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 11th, 2024 | No Comments »

clutter-fest

My office at the moment is a clutter-fest.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 10th, 2024 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2353–Find where they land

Footprints in the Windsm # 2353

If we can find where words land in us—where we want them to land, we can begin—begin—to find where we want our words to go. Maybe then we can start to find their source in us.


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