February 15th, 2007

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Good Morning!!


I am feeling spiffy and rose early and meditated.  I start the day fresh and then slowly slide down, but I'm hoping to take this day easily and productively and then slip into an exciting evening event.  No expectation, but intention is my mantra today.

I'm reading the highly recommended book,  The Echo Maker, by Richard Powers.  It is a novel that discusses the workings of the mind, the brain, and how and what we perceive.  It is fascinating

Here is Rumi to start the day.


THIS WE HAVE NOW

 This we have now is not imagination.
 This is not grief or joy.

 Not a judging state,
 or an elation or sadness.

 Those come and go.

 This is the presence that doesn't.

 It's dawn, Husam,
 here in the splendor of coral,
 Inside the Friend, the simple truth
 Of what Hallaj said,
 What else could human beings want?
 When grapes turn to wine, they're wanting this.

 When the night sky pours by,
 It's really a crowd of beggars and they all want some of this!

 This that we are now created the body,
 cell by cell, like bees building a honey comb,

 The human body and the universe grew from this,
 not this from the universe and the human body.


 Rumi


Enjoy, savor, and taste the blessings growing today.

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Ice cream -


We are blessed in the ways we can show patriotism.



New ice cream named for Stephen Colbert
   
Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream is vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and caramel.
By Adam Rountree, AP
Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream is vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and caramel.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert may have no taste for the truth, but he does have a sweet tooth. Ben & Jerry's has named a new ice cream in honor of the comedian: "Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream."

It's vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and caramel.

Announcing the new flavor Wednesday, Ben & Jerry's called it: "The sweet taste of liberty in your mouth."

The Vermont-based ice-cream maker is known for naming its flavors after people such as Jerry Garcia, Wavy Gravy and the band Phish — which Colbert sees as a political bias.

"I'm not afraid to say it. Dessert has a well-known liberal agenda," Colbert said in a statement. "What I hope to do with this ice cream is bring some balance back to the freezer case."

Colbert, who spoofs flag-waving conservative pundits on his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report, is donating his proceeds to charity through the new Stephen Colbert Americone Dream Fund, which will distribute the money to various causes.