Tag Archives: life

fortune.

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after consulting with

my bazooka bubblegum wrapper

to consider my fortune

i see that it really

summed it all up

perfectly

in just five words:

:

“i have absolutely no idea.”

 

‘henceforth I ask not good fortune. i myself am good fortune.”

– Walt Whitman, from Song of the Open Road 

be merry.

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walking by the heidelberg

 a place that brims with happy noise

now sitting silent and empty

their words remind me –

‘be merry’

we need more of that. 

 

 

“the world i believe is far too serious, and being far too serious….

it has need of a wise and merry philosophy.”

-lin yutang 

 

 

 

 

-ann arbor, michigan, usa, april 2020

falling.

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forsythia bright in my quarantine kitchen

 blossoms have begun to fall

everything is temporary.

 

“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” – pema chodron

quarantine.

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 home and in self-imposed quarantine

soon to venture back out 

to the stars, the blue sky, the river, and the woods. 

 

 

‘the vast differences that separate the stars are providential.

beings and worlds are quarantined from each other.

the quarantine is lifted only

for those with sufficient self-knowledge and judgement

to have safely traveled from star to star.’

-carl sagan

 

 

 

 

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