Contemplate

November 2, 2007- 

 Geese appear high over us,Journal

pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here. Wendell Berry

November 3, 2007- 
It doesn't have to be

the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lot, or a few
small stones; just
pay attention, then patch
a few words together and don't try
to make them elaborate, this isn't
a contest but the doorway

into thanks, and a silence in which
another voice may speak. Mary Oliver

I have been contemplating my life. Trying very hard to pay attention, settle my mind and practice being here. What is here ?
Watching dogs

Dad and megan

Leaf

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One Response to Contemplate

  1. “Here” is where we are going. And where we’ve always been. It’s all he questions and all the answers. It’s what we know, what we’ve forgotten, what we teach, and what we will never be able to define. It is all that is, which is everything and nothing. Here. Accept it. Embrace it. Much love.

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