Monday, October 20, 2008


Raising my soul

‘Adonai, you raised from the lower world my soul.

‘Adonai he’elita min shaol nef-shi.

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Friday, October 17, 2008


a poem from an old crow friend, Bashka.....

Caw Caw, Caw Caw Caw.
To com
prehend a crow
you must have a crow's mind.
To be the night rain,
silver, on black leaves,
you must live in the
shine and wet. Some people
drift in their lives:
green-gold plankton,
phosphorescent, in the sea.
Others slash: a knife
at a yellow window shade
tears open the light.
But to live digging deep
is to feel the blood
in you rage as rivers,
is to feel love and hatred
as fibers of rope,
is to catch the scent
of a wolf, and turn wild.
~ Arthur Sze ~

(The Redshifting Web)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008


May God bless you protect you.
May God lift the divine countenance to you
and be gracious to you.
May God's countenance shine upon you
and grant you peace.

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Being Conscious

You Reading This, Be Ready

Starting here, what do you want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along the shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside fills the air?

Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
than the breathing respect that you carry
wherever you go right now? Are you waiting
for time to show you some better thoughts?

When you turn around, starting here, lift this
new glimpse that you found; carry into evening
all that you want from this day. This interval you spent
reading or hearing this, keep it for life --

What can anyone give you greater than now,
starting here, right in this room, when you turn around?

- William Stafford

...from, Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor (she is a gift) had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened, she felt...

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