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~Mary Quite Contrary~

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joined on 01/30/05
last updated 02/07/12
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We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
--Friedrich Nietzsche

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It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.

I want to know what you ache for,
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love,
for your dream,
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow,
if you have been opened by life's betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.
I want to know if you can sit with pain,
mine or your own,
without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy,
mine or your own,
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us to be careful,
to be realistic,
to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself,
if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul;
if you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see beauty,
even when it's not pretty,
every day,
and if you can source your own life from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure,
yours and mine,
and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full
moon,
“Yes!”

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up,
after the night of grief and despair,
weary and bruised to the bone,
and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not
shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you,
from the inside,
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments

-Rumi

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i miss tribe...

i so mourn tribe and still think it is the best social network out there but i am rarely here anymore.
tribe is full of such beautiful souls and colorful radiant faces, i miss running home to my computer and reading new posts.
but it seems to have gone the way of friendster and myspace, and the server is just too slow for me to catch up on who has a crush on who and the latest evolutionary news... i soo miss tribe
find me here @ maryquitecontrary.org
twitter twitter.com/marycontrary
facebook www.facebook.com/missmaryquitecontrary
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send me a friend request...i miss you

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und zie myspace...www.myspace.com/gelflingmary
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a little Zen story..

Knowing Fish

One day Chuang Tzu and a friend were walking by a river.

"Look at the fish swimming about," said Chuang Tzu, "They are really enjoying themselves."

"You are not a fish," replied the friend, "So you can't truly know that they are enjoying themselves."

"You are not me," said Chuang Tzu. "So how do you know that I do not know that the fish are enjoying themselves?"

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AustinEnchantedForest.com

my love, my life...www.austinenchantedforest.com
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...In my world of watercolours

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Light
Will someday split you open
Even if your life is now a cage,

For a divine seed, the crown of destiny,
Is hidden and sown on an ancient, fertile plain
You hold the title to.

Love will surely bust you wide open
Into an unfettered, blooming new galaxy

Even if your mind is now
A spoiled mule.

A life-giving radiance will come,
The Friend's gratuity will come -

O look again within yourself,
For I know you were once the elegant host
To all the marvels in creation.

From a sacred crevice in your body
A bow rises each night
And shoots your soul into God.

Behold the Beautiful Drunk Singing One
From the lunar vantage point of love.

He is conducting the affairs
Of the whole universe

While throwing wild parties
In a tree house - on a limb
In your heart.

-Rumi

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Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
--Angela Monet

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Peek-A-Boo

Saturday May 10th rain-date May 17th
Spring Circus
dance arte performance family @ the Enchanted Forest 1412 W Oltorf Austin...'nuf said!
mark your calenders and SPREAD THE WORD!!!
all details @ www.austinenchantedforest.com
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wild is the wind

September 24, 2006
thank you for your honesty.
thank you for sharing it with me.
thank you for knocking down the barriers.
thank you for changing your perception.
thank you for allowing me to change mine.
thank you for your grace and beauty and amazing cat-herding ability. ;)

I'll see you on the dance floor soon, m'friend.
until then, hugs and kisses and sparkly shiny things and warm fuzzy things and love love love to you.

In Lak'ech,
Rachel
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August 4, 2006
you are so intensely and sweetly beautiful in each and every way - i felt a connection to you - on the dance floor even before we met - auras of mystic swirling into our future friendship - you are adored by this fan of yours..............
Unsu...
 
February 9, 2006
They're something about Mary!
-love
Goldie
January 26, 2006
Mary Haiku

you beautiful dork
dreaming like a sacred monkey
come down from that tree
(its time for lunch)
January 26, 2006
this girl needs a warehouse.....please give it to her......and if it could be pink, all the better. And don't forget the pony.....it should be called Buttercup, or Cassette II, or something......oh yeah, and tranquilisers for "The Destroyer".
December 22, 2005
i miss you!!!
May 2, 2005
intriguing. mysterious. intelligent. glowing. warrior. goddess.

these are the first six words that come to my mind to describe her...

i was drawn to her brightness in the dark and crowded Spiderhouse and i somehow knew that i should introduce myself... i feel comforted in her presence and the greater sense of understanding she exudes... i'm thankful for our connection...
April 29, 2005
i don't know much (enough?) about her.. but she's quite enchanting and seems like a phenominally in-depth human being.
March 10, 2005
my long lost twin!
March 3, 2005
i love this girl with every last essence of my being
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The Enchanted Forest

 
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