Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

"Traveling Light"

Brian Andreas has a book called Traveling Light.   He is talking about traveling light, about not having many "things," but I thought he was talking about traveling light, and I have been very interested lately in the travel of light and how it is young and then ages, so I fell right into his book as another step on my path.

Here are some quotes from this book, which Brian Andreas thinks contains everything we need.   He sprawls his writing, and has lovely, little colorful pictures which I can't duplicate, but see what you can colorfully, comfortably create in your mind, as you sink, and rise, and rise and think.  

Brian Andreas:

    In those days,
     we finally chose
     to walk like giants
    & hold the world
    in arms grown strong
     with love

          & there my be
            many things we forget
                in the days to come,

                   but this
                   will not be
                      one of them.


I can imagine it
working out
perfectly, I said.

    I can't, she said.

& I said no wonder
you're so stressed

                                                    Stress Management

It was a day filled with the glow
of ordinary things
& we passed them quietly
from hand to hand
for a long time

& someone said he had picked
a perfect day to be born

&  I think all of us
felt the same

                                                    Perfect Day

Anyone can slay a dragon,
he told me, but try waking up
every morning & loving
the world all over again.

That's what takes a real hero.

                                                 Real Hero

Is willing to accept
that she creates
her own reality
except for some
of the parts
where she can't help
but wonder
what the hell
she was thinking.

                                              Almost New Age

What if we all got along
& people loved each other
& sang songs about peace?
he said.  Would that be
a good world?

& I said I didn't know about that,
but it would be a good summer camp.

& he looked at me and shook his head
& said, It's no wonder you're
leaving us with such a mess.

                                           Happy Camper

No hurt survives
for long without
our help, she said

& then she kissed
me & sent me out
to play again
for the rest
of my life.

                                        Out to Play

I don't think of it
as working for
world peace, he said.

I think of it as
just trying to
get along in a
really big strange

                                        Big Strange Family

How many people
can you love before
it's too much?  she said

& I said I didn't think
there was any
real limit as long
as you didn't care if
they loved you back.

                                           Real Limit

Now, I've given you something to ponder, bounce,  and play!! 
   Happy first day of August!!   Celebrate new seasons, springs, and ways!!


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