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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Birth
Darkness turned to light
screaming for blindness we
wander aimlessly into the night
each step always aglow
each sight always unseen
every movement casts new insights
the farther we reach into the shadows
the more brilliantly we shine
illuminating that which we can not reach
that which we want kept in twilight
as we slowly become what we will be
our reverence for revelation is set ablaze
all along it was we who created the eclipse
all was clear but we made it cloudy
when everything is clear we close our eyes
enlightenment turned to mystery
Death

 

solitudinus

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On Love

An honorable human relationship – that is one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” as a process,

Delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.

It is important to do this because it breaks down human self-delusion and isolation.

It is important to do this because in doing so we do justice to our own complexity.

It is important to do this because we can count on so few people to go that hard way with us.

 
-Adrienne Rich

What is Danger?
It arises when one is satisfied with his security and neglects danger.
What is to Perish?
It arises when one is satisfied with his survival and neglects death.
What is Disorder?
It arises when one is satisfied with things in order and neglects disorder.

Therefore the superior person does not forget danger when he is in security.
Nor does he forget death when he is well.
Nor does he forget disorder when his affairs are in order.
In this way he gains personal safety and is able to protect the empire.

Thus, the I says, “Forget not! Forget not!
Tying up to the trunks of mulberry trees.”

-Confucius