Monthly Archives: July 2019

Butterfly in the rainforest

We are that butterfly in the rainforest. We cannot know how our flapping will change our species. But we can choose. We can guess on purpose. We can try with heart. Intention or despair: our choice. Choose life. :- Doug.

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Tell fresh and new

Tell the generations something true—that will nearly always be fresh and new. :- Doug.

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Go and try

No one knows That’s all we can say Go and try :- Doug.

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Within our touch

Three hundred years is beyond our reach, within our touch. :- Doug.

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Project of the spirit

Eldering is a project of the spirit. :- Doug.

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Beyond our reach

Three hundred years: beyond our reach; within our vision. :- Doug.

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What’s your project?

What’s your project? :- Doug.

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Write letters

Write letters to the grandchildren. :- Doug.

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Softer metaphors please

Lift us up with softer metaphors not machines nature’s ways :- Doug.

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Cast vision forward

A problem with imagination and creativity and inventing is that mostly we think of it as relating to our own future and use. We get excited by a new car or a new house or a new gadget. In age … Continue reading

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Antidote to drying

The antidote to drying in age may be to have a project, and that project needs to exceed the self by several magnitudes. :- Doug.

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People called exceptional

There is choice, and the people called exceptional might become more of the population if we place before ourselves the choice. In any event, it is these exceptional people, like Maslow’s self-actualizing people in their peak experiences, with whom I … Continue reading

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Not wizened

Widened, not wizened. :- Doug.

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Your widened combination

If you have become indifferent to the things that happen in the world, it may be that they are no longer things you can use. You have a larger project if you look: the whole of humanity: it can use … Continue reading

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Scents to waft

What essentials does the long view provide us, valuable scents we can waft to the generations for their quest to improve? :- Doug.

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Read with question

Read the generations with a question :- Doug.

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Look to the sea

Long age does not calcify an elder person, but presence long enough to see the next set of waves wash away sand castles: these waves surprise. Look to the sea, the endless waves, and you will not be dismayed, will … Continue reading

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