Category Archives: Family
As much faster they are going than us, will our grandchildren run into us? :- Doug.
Influencing grandchildren influencing us. :- Doug.
Grandchildren are real people too Wanting real intimacy Wanting to invent life :- Doug.
Don’t ignore me, your grandchild. :- Doug.
The only thing fair to leave the grandchildren is a task too large for your lifetime and theirs. :- Doug.
Attend, only attend. :- Doug.
By kindred souls of many generations surrounded :- Doug.
We study the microcosm for scents of the macrocosm, for ranging truths and long patterns, for how we might live our microcosm. Less often we regard the fecund mesocosm, the community and our companions. Let us learn, together. :- Doug.
We, grandmothers and grandfathers, can intermediate the generations, introducing the unexpected. We can unite the insights of different centuries, compare metaphors. We offer a way to see each other’s problems in a new context. :- Doug.
One thing we can do with “our” grandchild is to convene a mutual clearness committee, after the manner of Friends. :- Doug.
Your great grandchildren make it possible for you to be alive. You are rooted in these. For where and who you issue from is less important than where you’re headed, what kind of curiosity you have, and how you use … Continue reading
Who are your spiritual ancestors? In what did they excel? Travel, poetry, romantic love, ecstasy, exploring? Who then will be your spiritual great grandchildren? Where do you want them to want to go, those who are your next? :- Doug.
With grandchildren, find poems! :- Doug.
Conflict does not necessitate combat. :- Doug.
The grandchildren become the grandparents. :- Doug.
Can you, can I, make hospitality in our hearts for a 300 year strange grandchild, a life quite unlike our own? Are we ready for his or her reciprocal influence? :- Doug.