"kindest place to eat"
she drank from a bottle called DRINK ME
and up she grew so tall,
she ate from a plate called TASTE ME
and down she shrank so small.
and so she changed, while other folks
never tried nothin' at all.
~ALICE by Shel Silverstein
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i've often thought of the dandilion as a good metaphor for me.Thu, June 12, 2008 - 12:12 AM permalink - 3 comments
sure, it's a weed, which we have been trained to spot & pluck & despise in our yards.
but any child will pick the yellow bloom & beam as they hand this pretty little flower to you, prompting you to put in a vase.
it's something beautiful built on a flaw.
something bright that grows out of what is defined as ugly and bad.
i'm hoping that all my mistakes, my shortcomings and crazy detours have created a strength and bea... read more
"Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:Tue, May 13, 2008 - 11:02 AM permalink - 2 comments
In order to reach spiritual perfection the first thing is to destroy this false self. First this delusion must be destroyed. And this is done by the ways taught by the great teachers, ways of concentration and meditation, by the power of which one forgets oneself and removes one's consciousness from oneself, in other words rises from one's limited being. In this way a person effaces himself from his own consciousness, and places God in his conscio... read more
the swoo~oosh, swoo~oosh, ro(o)ar encirling my middleWed, December 12, 2007 - 11:15 PM permalink - 2 comments
that floo~oo~oo~oor'd me
to(o)ar my mind up!
i took fear by the hips
we did the twist instead
fire, ice, breath and
ooo~ooo, (o)yes and ho(o)ly shit
...h i p s...