March 15th, 2008

ayer's rock -

Good Morning!

Another beautiful beginning to the day as the sun brings pink to the hills and sky, and now the clouds come back in to play.   It is a game of hide and seek.

Rudolph Steiner, in The Cycle of the Year as a Breathing Process of the Earth wrote:

People need learn once more to "think" the spiritual "together with" the course of Nature ....But people will be able to do this only when they can conceive thoughts so concretely, so livingly that they don't withdraw from everything that is going on around them when they think, but rather think with the course of events; the fading of the leaves, the ripening of the fruits ....When it is understood how to think with the cycle of seasons, then forces will intermingle with thoughts that will again let human beings hold a dialogue with the spiritual powers which reveal themselves from the stars.

    - Rudolph Steiner

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poem by Daniel Polikoff -

Hyden in this poem is Daniel's young son.  I look out on the Miwok Ridge from my home.


    Christmas Eve, Miwok Ridge

Birdseed, shredded cabbage, baby carrots:
        a small cache is stowed
               under a bush, beside a rock, some hidden

protected place for mouse, rabbit, or the robin
       we saw perch on a bare branch
                at the head of the trail.  Tiring,

finally, of too much precision, Hyden
       plunges his hand
                deep into the feed sack, and sows

       seed in the wind

                sweeping it wide

                            across the open ridge.

       - Daniel Polikoff

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Evening -

I spent the day in a sensory awareness workshop.  What I came in touch with is how exhausted I am.   I came home and flopped on the couch and watched the sky.  The sunset tonight was amazing, is probably amazing every night, but I don't often just lie there and look out at the changing light.  I am soon to bed, worn out in all sorts of ways.