Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Morning -

Life rises early here, and when I walk out to get coffee a little after six, many are up and bustling, especially the birds.  I could be in a tropical jungle.   Sometimes it is disconcerting.   The ocean is here, and continually waving, and then, there is the air-conditioned inside, and then, the walk-ways lined with different styles of art.  If I turn right, I pass walls lined with western art.  If I go left, it is Eastern.   This morning a western man was playing a ukelele beneath paintings of hunters on horseback in red coats and white pants.  What an amazingly funny and precious world it is.  I am alight with joy, and in that, the definition of joy as happiness that also holds pain. 

The lovely woman who sent me the Keith Olbermann link apologized for intruding on my Hawaiian stay, but, if anything, it is more apparent here.  There are suites in this place that cost $6000.00 a night, and this is not one of the most expensive places to stay.  I am very aware of money more easily made illegally in this country thanks to the corrupt policies of Bush.

There is a wonderful Forum, in, if you can believe it, USA Today.  Jonathon Turley points out that if we need to get rid of pages because our congress people cannot resist the temptation of our children prancing about, maybe we need to get rid of lobbyists, too, since they certainly and obviously can't ignore that tempation.

The people of Hawaii have not been treated well.  I try and honor that knowing while I am here.

Jonathon Turley says we have a president who has taken control and has no desire to honor the constitution.  Once, we lose our civil rights they cannot easily be restored.   Civil rights are not something that bounce back and re-level like left and right, and, the a bird just sang out so loud, I could hear him through the glass.  I am happily ensconced in all worlds.  I can read the news and savor this Hawaiian soil and rock.  I will soon swim with tortoises, fish, and dolphins.  I immerse in all worlds, and I feel the deep honoring and fragility of life.

I had another dream last night that someone was trying to kill me.  I think my body is beginning to feel the threat that was there.  That knowledge is coming to consciousness, even as that particular threat has been eliminated, and I have an awareness of cycles now that I did not have before.  I honor the place I am as I look at the banyan trees here, and how they expand and root.   For today, I am a banyan tree, complex and in love with the ground and air.  

I have read the reviews of the Clint Eastwood movie, Flags of Our Fathers.  It sounds like a must-see.  He presents "our" side, and will next present the Japanese view of events.  He is taking a political stance.  Support the stance by seeing the movie, violent as it must be.  There is a place for war and defense, and that need has been warped and distorted in these last few years.   Despite that, may we all find a way, when it is our time, to rest in peace.

I realize now it is odd to be here, so near to Pearl Harbor, as this movie comes out.  There is a place near here, where people were sacrificed.  Even the book I have, Hawaii revealed, says most people feel the heebie-jeebies there.    Today, though, I look out on a gentle place of peace.  May the lives of all the people be so.  One woman did not make it to work today because of a landslide.  Today, I honor the ups and downs, and prepare for the sacred rite of touching a dolphin.  Oh, My!!

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