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Footprints in the Windsm # 2202–My Sisyphus activities

Footprints in the Windsm # 2202

This morning I described my place in life as being done with my Sisyphus activities—no longer pushing a new snowball uphill each morning. Ha! Sometimes it gets large quickly and becomes near impossible to get it to the top. Sometimes it melts before it starts, with same result: it doesn’t make it to the top!


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on January 28th, 2023 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2201–Continual surrender

Footprints in the Windsm # 2201

Conversation asks
continual surrender
of your old story


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on January 25th, 2023 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2200–Here there be wizards!

Footprints in the Windsm # 2200

That’s it! The magic of which I have been catching glimpses all my life: the vast regions of life as it is lived, for which we lack adequate words. Here there be wizards: if only we could hear!


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on January 21st, 2023 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2199–touch your leg too

Footprints in the Windsm # 2199

This moment’s converse
the one who wrestled Jacob
might touch your leg too


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on January 18th, 2023 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2198–A garden you once loved

Footprints in the Windsm # 2198

Where was a garden
You once loved?
It was shaped gradually
Any trickle
Helps plants to grow
Helps me to grow
Dirt under your nails
You cannot clean away
Nor would you want to
When was a garden
When will it be again?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on January 14th, 2023 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2197–Forgotten/our story

Footprints in the Windsm # 2197

Forgotten
our story
parts anyway
important
we remember
forgotten
anyway
the unfolding
goes on
new things
to forget


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on January 11th, 2023 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2196–a beer, a tear, a roaring laugh

Footprints in the Windsm # 2196

Some dirt, a bruise
a beer, a tear, a roaring laugh
o so profound is this
—and all of this—
the bottom of it all
we hid away
our aspirations
may we yet find
the essence of our lives
breathed upon
yes, breathed upon


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on January 7th, 2023 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2195–Birds to look after them

Footprints in the Windsm # 2195

Birds to look after them
the trees of my woods
have these


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on January 4th, 2023 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2194–The path with no end

Footprints in the Windsm # 2194

It is not about growing. I have written much about growing. Thought much about growing. But for one, growing has aspects of time, which may not be a real thing: time seems to be a human construct. For another, growing brings up notions of heaven and afterlives. Mainly it suggests that we are not living for now but learning for later. Education: being drawn out. Into what is real. Yet this too is real. We have a life to live, while we are educating, learning, planting, harvesting, paddling a canoe, hugging. Growing can be as well a step along the path with no end. What has no end—the path or the growing or the stepping?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on December 31st, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2193–Ain’t no more

Footprints in the Windsm # 2193

To live is to converse. To converse is to live. Ain’t no more. Ain’t no guilt. Ain’t no fear.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on December 28th, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2192–Humus from humus

Footprints in the Windsm # 2192

Humus from humus
water from water
now we arise
now we lay us down
now the microscopic beings
who helped us live and digest
begin to consume us
and turn us
humus back to humus
water back to water
How did we help?

Breath to breath
conversing to conversing
living to living

Nothing comes to rest
even stones disintegrate
all that is happening
reaches farther
than from your
eyes opening to
eyes closing

Food to food
breath to breath
whisper to whisper
flicker to flicker
our meaning everlasting

Every day our living
nudges toward good—maybe
who can you say I am?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on December 24th, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2191–Went to shoot baskets

Footprints in the Windsm # 2191

After some years, I went one day to shoot some baskets. The ball fell a foot short of the rim.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on December 21st, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2190–Clean Thinking

Footprints in the Windsm # 2190

Footprints in the Windsm # 2190

We are removing the emoting from observation. It is Clean Thinking: not adding our own wishes or predilections to what we are thinking through. What is the thing stripped? Then again, there is no thing apart from its context. So we need all that: but it is good to know that there is the thing and the all that: to see clearly, cleanly.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on December 17th, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2189–Yearning for ambiguity

Footprints in the Windsm # 2189

Possibilities sprout from ambiguities. Creativity yearns for ambiguity.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on December 14th, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2188–Quantumly leap

Footprints in the Windsm # 2188

Round is our world
Interwoven all of us
Goals are straight line tools
Cannot quantumly leap
To where there is no there


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on December 7th, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2187–Makers & Finders

Footprints in the Windsm # 2187

Now
we shall
be Whitman’s
brawny & supple
makers & finders
(poets, we!)
What shall we
make & find
but ourselves,
our grandchildren’s lives,
& our sacred?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on December 3rd, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2186–Center of all surprise

Footprints in the Windsm # 2186

Conversation is the center of all surprise in the cosmos.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 30th, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2185–Dialogue is a sacrament

Footprints in the Windsm # 2185

Dialogue is sacrament. It is an engagement that binds upon the participants an obligation each to the other. It is thus a visible or audible sign of the grace between. This grace is mystery to be sure, but an everyday possibility.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 26th, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2184–Shape the door?

Footprints in the Windsm # 2184

Do you enter
into relation
or do you shape the door?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 23rd, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2183–You can bestow personhood

Footprints in the Windsm # 2183

A person becomes such only in the presence of another—and then only in the face of the difference between them. Between them. Note well: each of us—you!—can bestow personhood upon an other you meet today. Astonishing! And ordinary.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 19th, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2182–After this divisive political season?

Footprints in the Windsm # 2182

How can we bring us together after this divisive political season?


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 16th, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2181–In a chocolate swirl

Footprints in the Windsm # 2181

Deliciously lost
In a chocolate swirl
We
Perhaps this conversation
Warms and melts together
Bitter & sweet & possible
& you & me
No notes are made
Nor could they be
This we this now and only once
Yet we entered—and left—a difference


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 12th, 2022 | No Comments »

Footprints in the Windsm # 2180–To grieve is evidence

Footprints in the Windsm # 2180

That we grieve is evidence. We are of a fabric, capable of being ripped, painfully. Pain points to a larger role of meeting. Weave. Stitch. Find.


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Published in: FootprintsintheWind/sm | on November 9th, 2022 | No Comments »
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