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You and It

Think what you like, but
It is really the same. Oh
You can walk around on it
All right and, watching the speed
With which it falls back, fool
Yourself into thinking it changes,

Or, standing with your head
On it, think it above you,
With all the grass of summer
Hanging down, mindless
Birds at your feet, your blood
Rushing up to meet your shadow.

But move, and only the angle
It is regarded from changes.
Turn up the stones, and they
Reveal what has always been
Uppermost. Put them back?
And you are where you started.

You could go on for years
And never get close at all
To the obvious bottom of it.
A slave to a number of fictions,
You would learn of only your own
Deep-seated simplicity.

Perhaps, when you are tired,
You will stretch out on what
Can be thought its own level.
And, closing your eyes at last,
Catching the merest fraction
Of sleep, you will know what I mean.

Mark Strand


To the coming day

The life of a warrior cannot possibly be cold and lonely and without feelings because it is based on his affection, his devotion, his dedication to his beloved. And who, you ask, is his beloved? I will show you now.
His love is the world. He embraces this enormous earth. The earth knows that he loves it and it bestows on him its care. That's why his life is filled to the brim and his state, wherever he'll be, will be plentiful. He roams on the paths of his love and, wherever he is, he is complete.
This is the predilection of a warrior. This earth, this world. For a warrior there can be no greater love. Only if one loves this earth with unbending passion can one release one's sadness. A warrior is always joyful because his love is unalterable and his beloved, the earth, embraces him and bestows upon him inconceivable gifts. The sadness belongs only to those who hate the very thing that gives shelter to their beings.
This lovely being, which is alive to its last recesses and understands every feeling, soothed me, it cured me of my pains, and finally when I had fully understood my love for it, it taught me freedom.

Happy Mother's day all...


the FLASH !!

i even called the local television station (channel 5 in Raleigh NC) who were broadcasting SUPERMAN series and i thought they could just make a FLASH tv program too !
hell i was 9 years old 😜


this may be it, you are correct

let's see where it goes



how the responses sometimes come from the most appropriate sources


TAR huh?

worse championship loss since 1969... 😑

pulling for UMBC now...


mate... 😁

who gives a


and once again, this is an open hearing

and Comey has stated numerous times that he could not answer a question on an open hearing, and the senators have responded they will take it up in closed session to follow... I pointed to this previous thread yesterday

because Comey has info that has a stunning effect when revealed, and I hope to see that look on all of their faces at some point...

I've really enjoyed watching this testimony today, but now have to scoot to work 😑
there is a there ... there, imo, and it's up to Mueller to expose it
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