THE RIGHT BOWERI'm all for getting on with things, paring down what is excessive, and ramping up what is lacking; finding the cohesive structure that our government is in place to do. Everyone wants work; it's what we do. And most everyone is acceptant of the taxes we pay to have a central co-ordinate to manage the structure…See More
"Thank you, Phyllis. It is a matter of being thoughty, and aware. I do try to learn from what I complain of; a reverse, but still - it lets me see what I DON'T want, and my own behavior, and - awareness - is the only thing I can…"
"This is a very thought provoking piece. And it can be interpreted by anyone who reads it to mean that they are right, but the person who truly knows themself can see where they fit into it. Here's hoping that we can eventually learn from our…"
"Thanks, Kosh. A lot of very sad, old, stories have come back 'round lately. Why? The sameness of them, the motives, and the results, over and over, has just given me pause again. But it is good, to re-center, and be mindful.…"
"if a tree falls deep in the forest and no one is around, does it still make noise?
we, you and i, they and them, some and many ... it matters not intent but rather the act of.
art is still art even if it has not been seen by another save for the…"
"Aww! Thanks BG. I wonder on that -- syllabic. What exactly DOES the Universe hear? With so many languages, both verbal and musical - surely, it must be Intent. When you say looking in mirror, I surmise you know from whence I…"
BY LINGUAL Mentor or tor-ment? Hahaa! Syllabic incantations may not know. Create, or re-create? How about recreate? If? or Only? What If, instead of If Only? It all depends on how you think it goes. Know it or not, every word said has its equal, and opposite counterpart, underneath. There's Nothing You Can Do That Can't…See More
I am a mechanical bird. I fly, dive, and flutter about things, curious, ... yet -- I am but a machine. I am the product of the times I came into. All is mechanical. My clockwork works - exactly. You can see by the meter of my words that something is precise about me. I know not why; I am not the Originator of these things. They only come to me. They tick, or they whirr, or they may, by chance, chime. No matter - I hear, and respond to them. I myself am quite delighted by these Missives that come my way, and my dearest love is the language I came in with, English. It isn't the words themselves; more - it is the very capability of being able to iterate what I have been given to feel.
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