HEIGHT

is anyone aware of their own height?

intrinsically, by perspective,

may-haps.

but it directs our lives in ways unsaid,

but is likely the most important perspective by which we Act.

Saids and Tomes have been written about Temperaments;

placements, familials, behaviors, parentages,

heritages, which-why-wherefors, hows,

claimed or unclaimed.

as if encased in a body Type, or face, unknown treasures

lie before us, each blink.

some sublminal message speaks to Us,

even before we allot a Time to think.

but the most obvious perspective that is truly intrinsic,

comes simply,

by the height you grow along In with.

you find your balance there,

maneuvers, leverages, and being aware,

by the perspective that gives you an Invisibiity

you Get to live with.

it's only by Others seen;

and only presents what is how we seem;

balancing Placement by perspective

is all that a Third Eye needs.

~

Graphic: "Journey To The New World,"

Broze Sculpture by Itzik Asher

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Comment by koshersalaami on January 21, 2018 at 10:01am

Interesting point, love the use of the sculpture 

Comment by The Songbird on January 21, 2018 at 12:41pm

Thanks, Kosh!  I so love his work; this particular one was just suddenly - there! - rounding a Y intersection in Boca.  Stunning!  And I was thinking on the shifting dynamic at work if I stand up to hand a client their package, and they suddenly see I'm much taller than they.  It works with aggressive people quite well too!  

Comment by Rodney Roe on February 2, 2018 at 2:44am

It may seem an odd perspective, but I've been struck with the observation that size seems to have no effect in the determination of dominance in dogs.  A dominant Cocker Spaniel can lord it over a Great Dane.

My family name is thought to derive from the small deer found in Britain indicating a timid person.  My father's side of the family are very short, and that trait seems to have been present in the ancestor that came across the big pond.

I really like that statue, too.

Comment by The Songbird on February 2, 2018 at 6:03am

Boy howdy, that's the truth about dogs, isn't it?  Seems the rule more than exception!  How tall are you, Rodney?  Our fam mix was Irish and German, so we're all either lanky or stocky.  Asher, the artist, I believe is a Swede.  Love his sylph-like peoplesculpts.  

Comment by koshersalaami on February 2, 2018 at 7:19am

Not Swedish. Israeli, born in Egypt (his family emigrated there from Palestine in the nineteenth century) but moved to Israel when six years old. That’s such a Jewish name that I figured he probably was Israeli. 

Comment by The Songbird on February 2, 2018 at 7:28am

Oh, how cool!  Thaaaank you, Kosh!  It was quite an endeavor trying to find him, or anything OF him, by the snapshot I'd taken of this particular one, drive-by at that, to search with.  Itzik, of course! -- but it's the Asher that sounds northern-climes.  So - interesting combo. But although I have found lots of pics of his work since then, not much about the man, himself!  Which, I actually think of as quite an integrity, because the work surely speaks everything he'd want to say anyhow.  It's beauteous, imaginative, controversial at times, but it's just His.  Muchos gracis, oh ja, and all that!  P. 

Comment by koshersalaami on February 2, 2018 at 10:01am

Asher is also typically Jewish. There’s a Chaim Potok novel entitled “My Name Is Asher Lev”

Comment by Rodney Roe on February 2, 2018 at 10:12am

I went to school with Grace Asher. Not Jewish, but who knows about her ancestry. 

Songbird, 5’8” at one time. Dad was 5’2”. Mom was 5’4”. Her dad and brothers were ver 6’. She was English, Irish, Welch.

Comment by The Songbird on February 2, 2018 at 8:02pm

Wow, first AND last names.  Very interesting.  Not to mention easy!  A word you can hear, say, -- and spell!!  I came up with a name that had a hard 'k,' pronounced, and it was a longtime ayi-yai-yai!  If ya hear it, you can't spell it, and if ya see it ya can't say it.  Maybe I'll change my name to Asher ... ! 

I'm 5'8 too, RR; quite tall for a girl, especially in about 7th grade.  I tooooowered over everyone, even the boys for quite a while. This was not my idea of comfortable!  "Utah" (you tall) was one of my HS nicknames.  But it was better than Hey, Monkey Knuckles (a play on my surname, but surely my posture as well!)  

I think it fun to see what we get made of.  Tx, you guys.  

Comment by Rodney Roe on February 2, 2018 at 8:32pm

I once worked.sith a woman who was 6’3”. Her posture was permanently stooped, but she wore heels and bouffant hair. Spent her childhood feeling like a freak. Joined a tall person’s club, learned to be comfortable in her skin, and met her 7 foot tall physics teacher husband there. Wanna guess how tall their son was at age five?

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