Goodnight friends! A more broken cloudscape & a few breaths of wind, so the heavy atmosphere feels a little more relaxed. Long light evening full of droning bee harmonies, fat bumblebees taking the low note below the treble buzz of slender golden honeybees.
Sleeping late still, waking up weak & sore. Takes a long while to get going, but by evening I felt looser & had a brief surge of energy.
May we find bonds of trust & solidarity today, & support each other in building healthier communities!
Colleges are full of it: Behind the three-decade scheme to raise tuition, bankrupt generations, and hypnotize the media https://www.salon.com/2014/06/08/colleges_are_full_of_it_behind_the_three_decade_scheme_to_raise_tuition_bankrupt_generations_and_hypnotize_the_media/
This night I woke up from a dream with music. What is funny is that I had just thought on the same evening that I haven't dreamt any music in a long time and then it just happened 😜
The words of the #song went like this:
It's just close that we know
It's just close that we know ...
Notice the "we". To me it means that something is close, that I will know soon... probably in a spiritual sense.
One lightning bug
my typing hand.
Is there anything
one stray firefly?
so gently futile.
In my palm
we walk outside,
lighting the dark
with one more
Inspired by Wendell Berry's poem here: http://impedagogy.com/wp/blog/2019/06/18/if-you-need-hope-mr-berry-sings-my-hope-to-the-world/
Revel. Play. Join. Make."
from the page,
we hear it
And so becoming.
#smallpoems Poetry is ubiquitous. It lives everywhere. Here is a poem I pulled from a video here by Dr Penny Mealy : https://youtu.be/pMKwlysT23Y
And the poem is in the image below and the etherpad here: https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/Looking4Anomalies
We zig-zagged up the steep trail early in the morning, too close to the edge in my mind. The sun was not yet up and our pace was steady and solid. Finally we reached the top, the mesa. It was filled with holly bushes and bright light and a monstrously gorgeous view of the canyon and river below.
We caught our breaths and walked the edges of the mesa, following the dusty animal tracks. I heard the deer before I saw her ...
a man stopped in the middle of the road today, in his SUV, and got out - cars coming all around. He walked into the road in front of the car and bent down to pick up a hedgehog and move it onto the grass, clear of the pavement.
Well done Mr. Man, whoever you are. Thank you for taking the time to care.
A discovery as I mashup two books in my reading of Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature and In Search of the Canary Tree: hope! Here is what I found: I might look for hope in a graveyard, but I will not be coroner to an extinction event. I will do something about it every day. #smallactions
@lauraritchie @dogtrax @cogdog @tellio @lightweight @compostablespork @carlwinberg @Tdorey @Downes @hrheingold @ayior @wentale @dartigen Sorry to blast you, but Laura got me going (as did Harold, indirectly) to write something about an idea I've been mulling: a community space for artists, educators, thinkers to share, exchange support, teach, learn and connect. An adult version of youngwritersproject.org
Link for more: https://geoffreygevalt.com/onwriting/an-idea-for-a-new-digital-community I would love feedback. Boost if you could. THANKS.
Reading 2 books: Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature (Linda Lear) and In Search of the Canary Tree (Lauren Oakes). One quote unites them and marks much of my own work now as I age into my final decades, "Looking for hope in a graveyard." Potter is dead, but her spirit speaks on. The canary tree is dying, a victim of global warming, yet Oakes is...hopeful. All of us are seeking beyond the doom loops predicted for the future rocketing toward us. Let us rummage the graves for help. #smallactions
In between and
I think the last one.
is not just something
that goes on
inside your ear.
It is the ear
like a sublime generosity
that ear and
I am working with some folks nibbling around the margins of Stephen Nachmanovitch's new book, The Art of Is. "X" marks the start of some adjacent and emergent acts an objects. X: http://impedagogy.com/wp/blog/2019/05/06/undoing-the-doomloops/
At play in the fields of "free play", Stephen Nachmanovitch's term for improvisation. Going to be annotating parts of his new book, The Art of Is. Let me know if you wanna play. The image is a rambling woolgather through his first book, Free Play. #smallactions
Father, husband, shepherd, bird on a wire, concierge. (LAL 1.3)
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