April 8th, 2009

oregon, willamette, 1 proxy falls

Good Morning!

I feel lit in sacredness today, like a candle. It is a holy day for many, the beginning of Passover, with gatherings for Seder dinner.

I found this an interesting look at the subject.


And the discussion of roadside stands with fruits and vegetables brings me to this poem.

May each of us feel abundance in our lives and may juiciness sweeten our lips as it slides inside.

From Blossoms

From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches
we bought from the boy
at the bend in the road where we turned toward
signs painted Peaches.

From laden boughs, from hands,
from sweet fellowship in the bins,
comes nectar at the roadside, succulent
peaches we devour, dusty skin and all,
comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat.

O, to take what we love inside,
to carry within us an orchard, to eat
not only the skin, but the shade,
not only the sugar, but the days, to hold
the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
the round jubilance of peach.

There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

Li-Young Lee

Alan - sunrise - Palm Springs area

Good to see we are all in this together -

My goal for this year is peace and serenity, an "Is that so?" mentality, so I probably should not read the news, and I want to be informed.  I must admit my blood pressure went up a bit with this tid-bit, and now, I coax it back down.


Guarding the Family Fortune

Published: April 7, 2009

Last week, as the unemployment rate hit a 25-year high and nearly one in 10 Americans was receiving food stamps, 10 Democrats in the Senate joined all 41 Republican senators to cut estate taxes for the wealthiest families. The provision would funnel an additional $91 billion over 10 years to the heirs of megafortunes, money that would otherwise have been paid in federal taxes or donated to charity.


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alan - morning glory center

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