May 14th, 2008

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Today is so beautiful that my heart is like the meadow pictured. 

I am alive with flowers, fertile lanterns of joy.

There is so much going on in nature that it is staggering.  The lupine and poppies are prolific at Tennessee Valley and today I am going to Stinson Beach to visit a friend who has 72 rose bushes and they are in their first bloom of the season.  She gave me two roses the other day, Duet and Pristine.

Our windows were open last night for the heat wave, which so far is just a lovely warm blanket wave, and so we went to sleep to crickets and woke to the songs of birds.

I am delight.   Each day I become more aware of the beauty of life here and the connections that continue as we change form.  I see more and more that we do not die, only crack an egg and experience even more ways to view and fly.

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the presidency -


Our president didn't know that oil was approaching $4.00 a gallon because he doesn't know.  This is what Jon Stewart has to say.

In Larry King's recent interview with Jon Stewart, Larry brought up the subject of the primaries and asked him if American is ready for a woman or a black president.

Jon looked at him quizzically and said, "This is such a non-question.  Did anyone ask us in 2000 if Americans were ready for a moron?"

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poem by David Wagoner

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you,
If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.
~ David Wagoner ~

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Edwards -

I greatly admire John Edwards and am thrilled to read that he endorsed Barack Obama today.  Wow!  I think he would make a great vice-president for Obama and bring in the votes he needs.  What a ticket!!!

Also, I am thrilled to read that the Interior Department has decided to protect the polar bear as a threatened species.....

I am sad that circumstances have led to the polar bear needing protection and I am grateful the polar bear will now be protected.  Imagine life with no polar bears.    We need our friends..

The period on my keyboard is acting up, so I either have no period, or two, three, or four, and so it is;  it seems there is no place to stop....

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Evening -

A friend invited me to go on a sunset hike tonight.  I forgot to ask what kind of hike so showed up in regular shoes  Everyone else was in hiking boots and most had poles and they looked at me like I was insane and insisted I couldn't go on the hike like that.  I said I was fine and I was, though we rose up from Bootjack at a hefty heart-beating rate, especially with the heat.  As we approached the Mountain Theater, we heard music.  They were rehearsing The Wizard of Oz  We watched a few moments, then, headed on across the mountain to the West Point Inn, and then, another short break, and then, back across the mountain past falling stream after falling stream.   We had incredible views, smells, beautiful pink clouds, and a lovely moon.

Also, I learned that we won  Our governor will close no state parks and there will be lifeguards.  I am not finding it in the paper, but someone told me who received an email notice  It is quite the day.