Sunday, August 19, 2007

Room for Everyone

A moment to relax again and take advantage of these late summer afternoons. I love the light this time of year as it approaches the equinox. The Equinoxial Light, I call it. I had a hammock like this growing up which I didn't like at all. Rarely climbed into it. It was hard, stiff, and scratchy. I prefer those multi-colored Mexican ones that form a cacoon around my body. Yes. Those are wonderful.
Well there's plenty of room to hang out, relax, and even maybe not-talk for a minute. Possibly an impromtu picnic later. I just baked some tofu, and I know how popular a dish that is.J
Photo: Keith Scott Morton

13 Comments:

Anonymous Joe said...

Blogger must not have had its breakfast. It just ate my comment.

Found an article on the things that are used to scare us into compliance, into buying things, and getting involved in wars. Some of the comments in response are pretty juvenile but some are thoughtful.

Let's go!

19/8/07 6:03 AM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Funny you should post this.
Yesterday i had a conversation about how the cold war was being trotted back out for same reasons listed in the article. Just a temporary "fix" as they scramble to find the "new evil" - the current ones are petering out faster than was thought.Sheesh

It would be nice to think that folks are wising up. Maybe our old guy in the Capricorn post (just the right number of brush strokes to clearly see him and his nature) is really who we are looking for.

19/8/07 8:33 AM  
Blogger kj said...

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19/8/07 8:40 AM  
Blogger Tseka said...

Kj!
Sami poet arrived yesterday.
Posted some at Jazzrap about him.

The early work is not as moving as the later. But one clearly see the structure and direction of what was to come. Cutting away the anger and the blame of the early work he finds his voice; clear, healing, unafraid, filled with passion, love, vibrating the "white thread".

I am thinking about writing to the translators as i have found two of them to see if the final work is still on track for translation into English.

19/8/07 8:52 AM  
Blogger kj said...

tseka, please do write them. (Salisbury?)
i found one of his books, but only one. i can't believe his work isn't translated world-wide.

19/8/07 9:08 AM  
Blogger Neith said...

jm, I want to tell you AGAIN what a fabulous job you do with the Nodes!! :-) And put forth a suggestion about writing the Leo North Node while Saturn is winding up his stay in Leo, conjuncting Venus and trine Pluto . . .

Hi all! now back to housecleaning . . . :-)

19/8/07 9:53 AM  
Blogger kj said...

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19/8/07 10:08 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe, that's a heavy one, and I woke up today distressed about the current political scene, not seeing progress just at the moment. Suckerism still prevails. Our pathetic presidential race unfolding.

What if I told you that every danger you might worry about - poverty, drugs, crime, war, terror, the Devil himself - is possibly fake?

If the government didn't create the fears, people would anyway, though. Somehow we have to trace the source of collective anxiety. There has to be a reason for it. the government is a mere symptom. We scare ourselves all the time and current events supply the perfect opportunity. this has to be recognized before evolution comes.

For example, hurricanes come and destroy in the regions they occur. Why have fear if you're not anywhere near? Each spot of trouble is used to create universal anxiety. The paranoia so easily aroused that something is after us. I don't know where to begin for humanity to have confidence.

Can you say "No one is protecting me but me right now." and "I need no one to protect me but me" without getting upset? If you can, now you think like a free person.

Boy do I wish this could catch on. Freedom in the psyche is the only way. Those who have made some progress live in more relaxed societies than others. This country especially, but we need to recognize this and act intelligently. Possible? Maybe the weak ledership is strengthening the individual. We'll see.

Great to see you neith!

19/8/07 1:13 PM  
Blogger jm said...

Yesterday i had a conversation about how the cold war was being trotted back out for same reasons listed in the article. Just a temporary "fix" as they scramble to find the "new evil" - the current ones are petering out faster than was thought. Sheesh

It continues nonstop, the technique is so habitual. Breaking the habit is up to us. Funny, how I awoke today with this on my mind. I believe we can make progress by a continued effort to talk among ourselves in Blogland until it becomes habit in our psyches. The fear will diminish in each one of us slowly but I imagine there will have to be somewhat of a relentless effort. It's a good sign that their usual threats are petering out and hackneyed ones are being groped for.

It would be nice to think that folks are wising up. Maybe our old guy in the Capricorn post (just the right number of brush strokes to clearly see him and his nature) is really who we are looking for.

We do need an image of wisdom to lead us somehow. And not the fake spiritual babble that could use deleting. Inner government. A wise, seasoned, realistic, logical, confident, humanitarian perhaps. Anyone interested?

We need to create this leadership as antidote, not tear down what's already there. That won't happen.

19/8/07 1:21 PM  
Blogger jm said...

The more I think about things and continue here, the more important I think it is. I don't see myself and the streets out there as quite ready for action yet. There is a lot of observation and preparation going on now, and as I've said before, when Uranus moves close to Aries, leadership will emerge. The transitions are coming and patience is a good idea, while taking advantage of this opportunity to keep the collective mind working. Crucial, I think, right now. We could even get more focused and serious.

The Capricorn guy makes sense, his expression without the fake smile so often used. The cheeks of some are going into their eyeballs from forcing these smiles. Somewhere in between the terror and the pasted on smile is the sensible approach to problem solving, not as far fetched as we're led to believe. "Just the right number of brush strokes".

The thing I wish would be realized most of all is that this society created the character of George Bush. This has been far more important to the people than the political realities, in keeping with love of icons and star worship. I was aghast when he was referred to as having the power of Hitler, and all kinds of other manifestions. He was just a mentally ill weak man. A frightened child. His image created from the psyche of the collective.

So the idea of the limited brush strokes on our leaders is a good one.

19/8/07 1:47 PM  
Blogger kj said...

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19/8/07 7:25 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Got room for me on there? I'm back, and I need rest. My mother is in a bad way, and I'm burnt out. My recent promotion got me pumped up, but it was a short high. Things are really bad for mom. She's lost the use of her legs now.

21/8/07 11:07 AM  
Blogger jm said...

There's room Donnie. Rest as long as you need to.

21/8/07 12:45 PM  

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