Category Archives: Healing and Wholeness

Throwaway year

Throwaway year this need not be we can learn —and better unlearn— from finally realizing our sisters and brothers as kin, as real, as us from facing death as near as breath from upheaval in our civic space —and better … Continue reading

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A tension within

There is indeed a tension within our mixedness: we needs must hold all of it, we are a wholeness, not this nor that. :- Doug.

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Fear in showing

Do not fear to show your difference just here, your human worth :- Doug.

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Get beyond tired with being tired

We need somehow to get beyond being tired with being tired; perhaps immerse ourselves in this pandemic moment. What do you think? :- Doug.

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vulnerable ≠

vulnerable ≠ weak :- Doug.

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Walk more?

But if you are to have a livable world we’ll have to. . .give up our comfortable cars, walk more, take cloth bags to the grocery, do more with less, think how we might leave you a better humanity, think … Continue reading

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Tell it real

Tell it real. :- Doug.

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hairless exposed

Perhaps, just perhaps as we age abilities leave us people leave us some of us could uncover the meat of us perhaps, just perhaps our purpose is to unlearn to become hairless exposed animals we are at base perhaps, just … Continue reading

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When I melt

When I melt into air. . . . :- Doug.

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First meeting greater value

First meeting is of greater value than the work to make it so. :- Doug.

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Wonderment of dementia?

What is the wonderment of dementia? Of accompanying one with differences (no, I do not write “challenges” which would presume too much)? :- Doug.

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Trampoline thinking

I don’t want to check my thinking with yours I want mine to trampoline off yours And yours off mine :- Doug.

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Promise me you will vote?

Will you promise me you will vote? :- Doug.

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Support counting every vote?

Will you support counting every vote? :- Doug.

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Springs from your story

It is five years from now. Looking back on how you told your story these five years, what sprang from that, what still springs from your story telling? How did you get here, what angels did you wrestle, what wounds … Continue reading

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Open, spread, widen

There are big questions to ask, such as What does it mean to be human? What really is our message? How to get past truisms to something real? These we can use to open, spread, widen us. :- Doug.

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Rise to expectations

People rise to expectations Prime among them you :- Doug.

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