We take almost all the decisiveW.G Sebald
steps in our lives as a result of
slight inner adjustments of which
we are barely conscious.
We are healed from sufferingMarcel Proust
only by experiencing it to the full
And yet if you look at a societyGary Snyder
that sings and dances as a
regular thing, it’s not that it has
an effect on their life– it is their
The beginning of knowledge isFrank Herbert
the discovery of something we
do not understand
When you look at a corpse youZona Gale
can always sense your own
Drink your tea slowly andThich Nhat Hanh
reverently, as if it is the axis on
which the world earth revolves
slowly, evenly, without rushing
toward the future.
Looking outside again
I find myself looking outside again,
outwards into the world
for words to describe what I feel,
What I want to express.
After a flurry of searching, of grasping
At the voices of others,
The articulation, the timbre, the pace,
I stop –
Why others? Why not me?
Surely I can pluck the words
Ripe from the branching neurons
of my blooming mind-orchard?
Am I not best suited to tease
The sparks breaching my subconscious
Higher into the light,
to sculpt and mould them into
The form of my fancy?
I don’t need to go outside to play.
There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only unexpected outcomes.Buckminster Fuller
“We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology.”Edward O. Wilson
Here’s a track from a while back. Thanks for Bruce Little for his great vocals!