Tuesday, September 08, 2009

When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists -- as it surely will. Then act with courage.
- Ponca Chief White Eagle

Friday, September 04, 2009

it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

more reflections on 27 to come. but, truly: it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. better times, i think, to come.

last day: a good sail with good friends. dinner. closed out the evening deep in "desert solitaire" by edward abbey, on loan from another dear friend, and listening to "dark side of the moon".

a good chapter to close, but not one to quickly forget.

first day: "dark side of the moon" followed by "dreams of the color blind" followed by some live "explosions in the sky"

and will end with an overnight sailboat race, including cocktails and cooking a hot dinner. (we're going to be casual about it.)

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Inside twenty-seven, for a few moments more.

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
- Carl Jung

(This rings of truth. But that's just my view.)

Unrelatedly, but not worth another post: twenty-seven ends at midnight. I'm grateful to close the door. It's been quite the year.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

What is Experience?

Response to JBMoore's post Divine and Manifest.

The word fire is not the thing it points to, yet everyone knows what fire is because they have experienced it.

Have they?

Have people even really experienced the Manifest, or is it all sent through a filter of needing to name and describe everything?