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Eating alone

We grow both of us by sharing food. “When I eat alone, I have nothing. Alourdes, quoted in Karen McCarthy Brown, Mama Lola, p xxi.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 24th, 2024 | No Comments »

Mistake your way

Mistake your way to conversation.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 24th, 2024 | No Comments »

Default to wonder

Default to wonder.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 23rd, 2024 | No Comments »

is fractal

Conversation is fractal.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 23rd, 2024 | No Comments »

Good at dying?

How do we get good at dying?

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 22nd, 2024 | No Comments »

When it resists

When it resists
telling
sing it out

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 22nd, 2024 | No Comments »

Never say deep again

Vodou says of fire, “Never say hot again. Say strong.” I say Don’t say deep again. Say strong.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 21st, 2024 | No Comments »

Living in imaginary

We live in an imaginary world. The imaginary world I have in mind is a milieu centered in verbs and modifiers: here we each imagine being and doing and creating fecund imagine-ing, being, doing, creating, fecund. . . .

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on July 21st, 2024 | No Comments »

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 »

What alternatives do I have?

What are the alternatives to me?

:- Doug.

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

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 »

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 »

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 »
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