Monthly Archives: March 2020
Withdraw your last three thousand To spend on something very very kind Your old ones have a seed within Your young ones have so seldom heard Water the seed with far-sight Place stories in the young ones’ ears— Upon the … Continue reading
Eldering seems a path out beyond wisdom. It runs at least a ways through responsibility. :- Doug.
An increase in old people signals an increase is wealth. The old people do not cause the wealth, they are its beneficiaries. :- Doug.
Vignettes in meetings, stories at desk. :- Doug.
Some words don’t speak to some people. So we need to get beneath words to what the words point to, speak and point from this commons. :- Doug.
You say there are no words to say the deep things. Maybe there are, and the ones you are speaking to cannot hear those words. :- Doug.
If somewhere in here we see responsibility, our responsibility, what is at stake? :- Doug.
In all your years you thought you were the one From here it’s otherwise: one life, just life :- Doug.
Choose a haunting song, borrow its point of view, and its beat or rhyme for your story. :- Doug.
What is happening in our culture, if you take a long view? :- Doug.
Tell a story whose ending is told in the 300-year grandchild elders’ lives. :- Doug.
How do we determine what our message is and ought to be? —Prophecy: what message do you resist? —Wild: what has driven you to wild unwanted places? :- Doug.
Help us draw pictures of some elders active 300 years from today. Of what are they made? What do they wear? What are they doing? What colors are they? How do they move in doing the work of eldering? Why … Continue reading
Can we concoct a story for the grandchildren’s grandchildren right now? Give the first character your middle name. How would we describe the first character? The second? What will they do? What dilemma will they face? :- Doug.
Let the younger ones see how you do your eldering so they can see what they want to do when it is their turn. :- Doug.
We can ask others to think of the grandchildren’s grandchildren. We can bring our attention to bear. We can ask each other to get busy with us. To help us find projects for the grandchildren’s grandchildren. :- Doug.
Who is the person farthest back in your family tree whom you know or know about? What was memorable about them? Whom do you want to be to your grandchildren’s grandchildren? :- Doug.