this brief reprieve

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Life goes by quickly, yet every moment we live is eternity as well. So, here we’re dealing with these enormous paradoxes. I believe that it is through the creative act that one informs one’s consciousness, and I’ve tried to live my life through act. Anything I know doesn’t come from academia. It comes from experience.

To experience time and eternity beyond perception in our being, to me is a thrill. I’m very happy to be here, even given the madness of the 20th century. I feel it’s a privilege to have this breath of life. I feel it’s a grace.

~Godfrey Reggio

maybe it’s time for a little magical thinking……ease into decay……

inquiry for today~  and then there was a moment you forgot to include in all of your stories….how can life be more beautiful with all of its sorrows?

how to sit with it

Your grief for what you’ve lost lifts a mirror up
to where you’re bravely working.

Expecting the worst, you look, and instead
here’s the joyful face you’ve been wanting to see.

Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes.
If it were always a fist or always stretched open,
you’d be paralyzed.

Your deepest presence is in every small contracting
and expanding,
the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as bird wings.

~Rumi

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