One to one point six one repeated...

APRIL 18, 2010 7:28AM

One to one point six one repeated

stare at the centre of the shasta daisy, midwest muse,

or stellaa at the pillars of the parthenon.

whether by default or it's forgetfulness we stray,

the equation holds us together :

fibonacci and the Milky Way.

We're bound by something simple

as a spiral, out or in.

 Love it leave it,

walk away - the universe is indifferent.

Since we found mathematics

Nothing will ever be the same.

Here is where I love you / leave you :

here is where I write your name on the sand

and turning see the shell and in the shell that same equation :

1 to 1.61 repeated, forever. Drop the shell and a wave rolls in

and takes your name away.

Hold your hat tight to your head,

this will be a windy day ;

with your other hand, please take hold of mine. 

Kim Gamble

(photo by Arielle Gamble Kim's daughter from post clinking glasses with him on his 65th July 13th.)

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Comment by Anna Herrington on July 16, 2017 at 12:37pm

Oh, that's almost too weird to see!!!

No time today but will be back.

(Just in from a dawn canoe, breakfast out, and now re-texturing the bathroom....)

xoxo to you Rita!

Comment by catch-22 on July 16, 2017 at 2:26pm

kim is looking through the veil at us, laughing and saying, 'it is all meant to be, you see"

this is a beauty, rita. Thanks for this.

Comment by Rita Shibr on July 16, 2017 at 4:15pm

Hi Anna, come back come back.....

Hi Catch,  I loved it ... it looked so real even though I only saw him over Skype, just the expression. So good to see you my friend.  xo. 

Comment by Julie Johnson on July 17, 2017 at 8:04am

you saw his spirit, that's the important thing. funny how grieving for one, brings on the grief for the others isn't it?  

Comment by Rita Shibr on July 17, 2017 at 9:30am

He sure did FM,  yeah he had a spot for you.  One thing about Kim,  if you were on his team,  he was loyal to the end.  If not well we all know were that could go. LOL.

Thanks Monkey.

Hi julie,  his birthday would have been his 65th was July 13th,  I was away without internet so was unable to post that day.  But yes,  it seems our wonderful guys of OS,  many are gone now.  How quickly things change in a couple of years.  Trig's was such a shock.  Kim knew for about 6mos he had cancer.  and James.  well James was a shock too,  but not a surprise if that makes sense.  Thank you for coming by. 

Comment by J.P. Hart on July 17, 2017 at 11:30am

Still lovin' your once upon a time prowess: Rita Shibr poetess!

May blue skies be with you - red roses, too. . .

Comment by Rita Shibr on July 17, 2017 at 1:56pm

Hi James Hart,  I might put some in some kind of order and send them somewhere... who knows.. lol. 

Thank you Hart.  I like your writing too,  we are just stagnant now I guess... boo. 

Comment by catch-22 on July 17, 2017 at 4:53pm

There is a breeze this early eve and greedy bees pulling pollen, bobbing in the center of each lucky bloom.

And here there are fine writing folks and warm words from j.p. Hart at rita's place.


Comment by DaisyJane on July 17, 2017 at 8:48pm

I still can't talk about it. I don't understand it.  Scanner, James M Emmerling as I will always always think of him (when I don't think of him as JEM) Kim, Cris, now Trig.  Like family.  How do you have family you don't talk to for a long time and even years? How do you have brothers who make you as mad as Trig sometimes made me?  I don't know, but in my RL family, it is pretty common among the ten of us.  That doesn't make them not our family, and as soon as anyone needs anyone, whatever has passed is past, and we are there.  It's always been so.  I will be back again to read more when I can read more, which I can't right now, bc I can't read it and go manage life. I haven't recovered from James yet.  Sending Nana love.  It's the loss of those gone, but even more, the ones left - Margaret, Jenny, Rita, Nana, Eli, Scanner's Terri, the kids - I can't bear to think about what it's like for them. I am deeply sorry to all who are in pain right now.  

Comment by koshersalaami on July 17, 2017 at 10:18pm

One of the things striking about your list is how central so many of them were to the site. Everyone knew all of them. 

We lost others here too: Another Steve S, Dorien Grey, and more recently Gordon Osmond.


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