Today At Meetingbrook

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Et habitavit in nobis

Sitting in four rooms in hospital with four different patients we talk about remembered lives, moving place to place, elopement, taverns, acting, hospital as permanent residence, the healing work needed, and school yard football.

Just talking.

A simple act.

Verbum caro factum est!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Love love me true


So less interested in what is not true.

I cannot imagine wanting to remain in the false.

I'm not that creative.

The ordinary I find more interesting.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Then, where?

Don't look for me here. I'm not here.

It's a staggering notion, one I hope to outgrow.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

With gratitude and watchful gaze

Morning-Call Yurt's first day of solitude.


More about its name to come.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Penalty and pain; promise and healing

The land of abandoned gods is a quiet place where mull the once adored in muted light just outside the busy and distracted attention of weekday people.

Gods have given way to things with circuitry and bytes. Even the One-God has retreated to the center of everything. No longer the recipient of bowing bodies and wispy incense this One-God recognized falling stock prices and insurance payouts enough to place remaining wealth offshore beneath deep waters in secret caves near dateline meridian where Tuesdays cannot imagine Saturdays nor nine comprehend fourteen.

Krishna and Christ adorn walls near Bodhidharma and African Goddess just above New York Times and New Yorker with their sultry models and buffoonish politicos in election year. "All," as the ending of the bard's play ruminated, "are punish'ed." All know penalty and pain.

Tear and smile -- the fluctuations of any family, any relationship, any gathering of people for social, economic, or religious reasons. Disappointment and fond recollection.

As a solitary this all applies, all of it, without exception
Human nature is developed by profound
Serenity and lightness,
Virtue is developed by harmonious
Joy and open selflessness.
When externals do not confuse
You inwardly,
Your nature finds the condition
That suits it;
When your nature does not disturb
Harmony, virtue rests in its place.
- Huai-nan-tzu
Still, we each prefer our way of life no matter the conditions or circumstances.

The hard learning is respect for the other, even if your preference is the belief there is no other.

From kitchen the expectant father says he'd like to name his daughter 'Althea' -- a name meaning in Greek 'healer.'

Healing is our fondest wish.

For one.

For all.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sea me...

Monday morning.

"See me, feel me, touch me, heal me."(--lyrics from 'Tommy' by The Who, 1969)



I leave coins on buoys for travelers, in realm of the living, or the realm of the the fantastically probable, to use for whatever purchase seems seemly to them.

In this way, I am content to contribute.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Comes slowly quiet


Sunday ends.

Love is strong as death,
jealousy as relentless as Sheol.
The flash of it is a flash of fire,
a flame of the Lord himself.
Love no floods can quench,
no torrents drown.
(--Song of Songs 8:6-7)

Note: occupy meetingbrook

There will be no Sunday Evening Practice tonight (19Aug12) due to a family gathering retreat occupying meetingbrook. Regular practices will resume Tuesday.