On carriage road in
Acadia, eagle stands
watched over by park
ranger. Just stands — Waiting to
help — as we hike by
Terror is founded on the idea that only killing guarantees meaning. All else seems feeble, uncertain, inadequate. On that foundation are built the various motivations used to justify the act of terror. And connected also to that foundation, in an obscure way that involves a metaphysical element, is blood sacrifice.
(—from: "The Unnamable Present" by Roberto Calasso)
ready to say ‘yes’
I am that person, those people
I choose to destroy them
narrow corridors of thought
my narrow mind
not flesh not blood
(shredding bodies destroying minds)
honoring my meaning
righting the world
our christian ayes
(f*ck jesus, that jew
Ossa, can you see
so let’s begin the service
praise the lord
we are the good people
Go ahead. Sprinkle water on somebody. It's Easter Monday.
Today is a very special day – the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
People live as if they are dead. But if they know how to breathe mindfully and walk mindfully, they are resurrected. Resurrection is a practice. If Jesus Christ could do it, then we human beings like him can also do it. Jesus is the son of God and also the son of men and a child of the Earth. We are also the sons and daughters of men and children of God. We can always come back to life by practicing awakening, mindfulness.
(--Thich Nhat Hanh, in Resurrection as a Practice; also see )
Thanks. I appreciate your noticing.
True, you noticing, is Easter.
Yes, noticing, me, yourself, the world, it all…
You’re welcome! You really are!
… … …
Our first language is Being.
Our second language is Being-With-Others.
Noticing this is the incarnation, resurrection, and ascension of the individual person into the community of creatures dwelling in the cosmos community of caring and compassion.
This transformation follows the process wherein the suffering ego finally dies and enters for a time the grave darkness of dissolution.
In this radical emptiness, a translucence.
A dropping away of mind and body; a reintegration of mind/body.
The emergence of sight and sound, smell and touch, hearing…what is there.
…. … …
The noticing hypothesis is a theory within second-language acquisition that a learner cannot continue advancing their language abilities or grasp linguistic features unless they consciously notice the input. The theory was proposed by Richard Schmidt in 1990.
The noticing hypothesis explains the change from linguistic input into intake and is considered a form of conscious processing. It is exclusive from attention and understanding, and has been criticized within the field of psychology and second language acquisition. Schmidt and Frota studied noticing in Schmidt as a Portuguese language learner and collected their findings through diary study and audio recordings. The hypothesis was modified in 1994 in light of criticism.
Schmidt posited that a learner cannot continue advancing their language abilities or grasp linguistic features unless they are consciously processing the input, and that what the learner actually notices is called "intake". This definition differs from that of Krashen's input hypothesis in which intake is similar to comprehensible input, and that of Chaudron which separates intake into preliminary intake and final intake.Therefore in order for the language someone is hearing to become salient and sent to long term memory where it can be used naturally, the learner must first actively be aware of aspects of language being presented to them.
... ... ...
here and there seem two
but don't make two, don't make one
only (yes) here/there --
In-take, out-give, surround-dwell
the living breath of what-is