January 20th, 2009

heart's desire

Good Morning!

Today is the day we've been waiting for. Ah, big breath.

I figured I would watch the speech on the television but I now realize our cable went out some time ago and we don't have TV without it. I can watch online, go to a friends, or there is a theater in MV that is opening its doors at 8:30 so it can be watched there.

The day is here!!

I take this from Birdbard!! Good bye, George!! We will not miss you one bit!

hot air balloon

Inauguration Day!

Are our expectations too high?   I think of how the country came together after the depression and for WWII.  I don't think so.  We saw the movie Gran Torino last night.   Mick LaSalle, who I usually know to disagree with, had given it a poor review, but I noticed it kept staying at our local big theater, so decided to trust that.  I recommend it.  

Here is Hafiz on this very special day!

I have come into this world to see this:
the sword drop from men's hands even at the height
of their arc of anger
because we have finally realized there is just one flesh to wound
and it is His - the Christ's, our
I have come into this world to see this: all creatures hold hands as
we pass through this miraculous existence we share on the way
to even a greater being of soul,
a being of just ecstatic light, forever entwined and at play
with Him.
I have come into this world to hear this:
every song the earth has sung since it was conceived in
the Divine's womb and began spinning from
His wish,
every song by wing and fin and hoof,
every song by hill and field and tree and woman and child,
every song of stream and rock,
every song of tool and lyre and flute,
every song of gold and emerald
and fire,
every song the heart should cry with magnificent dignity
to know itself as
for all other knowledge will leave us again in want and aching -
only imbibing the glorious Sun
will complete us.
I have come into this world to experience this:
men so true to love
they would rather die before speaking
an unkind
men so true their lives are His covenant -
the promise of
I have come into this world to see this:
the sword drop from men's hands
even at the height of
their arc of
because we have finally realized
there is just one flesh
we can wound.
~ Hafiz ~

(Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West by Daniel Ladinsky)

blue jellyfish

Krill -

I learn from Jon Carroll that there is an Australian krill cam. Watch! It is actually quite exciting and certainly not still. Jon Carroll finds it calming. I thought there was a great deal of bumping and jostling going on. It shows how still I need my world.


point reyes is a poem

A new world -

Tears, Love, Hope!

It works for me!!

A beautiful ceremony - a heartening change -

And Cheney bent and in a wheelchair -  he tried to cripple the country and crippled himself.

The country is strong and will lead again.   

alan - spring flowers

Simple Gifts!

What a day!

"Simple Gifts" was written by Elder Joseph while he was at the Shaker community in Alfred, Maine in 1848. These are the lyrics to his one-verse song:

'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free,

'Tis the gift to come down where you ought to be,

And when we find ourselves in the place just right,

'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.

When true simplicity is gain'd,

To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,

To turn, turn will be our delight,

Till by turning, turning we come round right.