Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Remembrance

I've studied the works of many female authors who've written on the subject of the power of remembering. I am undergoing my own journey via the photos and stories I'm collecting and writing from my family's history. So I join with Morrison, Moraga, Silko, and many of my students and friends who've used memory to regain a sense of our strength through our spirituality. Now Cherrie Moraga has a new project about which she speaks briefly. It follows below.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

All We Need Is Love Part II

I shared my post with Lennon's quote with a friend on Friday night. She shared the video I'm embedding into this post. I suppose we all have to imagine what the film means for ourselves. However, I'd like to think of the spirituality working with magnetic forces and vibrations to help us see our common links to one another. I do not believe that the Apocalypse is upon us as many imagine it. I rather hope that love and oneness will work their way into the common human consciousness. Mom, I just noticed today is your birthday. On 9/10/2011 you would have been 97 had you stayed here.

The Quickening from keith wyatt on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

All We Need Is Love

I found this quote by John Lennon and thought how apt it is for the entire world on so many levels. We all are linked by our common humanity, so why not love and nurture one another instead of fearing what seems different and creating wars?

We have this one little planet which so far is the only one  in the universe to sustain human life forms. Why not love and nurture it instead of polluting it and creating more inventive ways of destroying our mother ship as we journey through the universe?

I want to be an optimist but I can't seem to be one today. Too many greedy people are hell bent on going for money and profits at the cost of our planet and our souls.

He said: 
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
~ John Lennon ~

 

Monday, September 05, 2011

Labor Day

My son threw a kick-ass party yesterday. When did he learn to cook for so many and so well? I doubt my mother could have done better. And if the spirit of the people was any indication, I think his grandparents/my parents were present and enjoying the good vibes he wrought on Labor Day Sunday.

Food was great, the people better. This is one Labor Day weekend I'll remember joyfully.

Mil Gracias, Hijo.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say | McClatchy

Regulations, taxes aren't killing small business, owners say | McClatchy

For all the spin against regulations on business, banks, etc., it is good to know that there are some small businesses that find regulations helpful.Alas, they are too quiet in the quagmire of our public discourse. Scarcely will anyone note what these people point to as their truth.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Back to Post-Debt Ceiling Work

Entry title refers to  may    return to personal  writing that does not necessarily  discuss  the political   Jibber  -- Jabber  that passes for civic discourse.

I've begun to return to some work on family history, stories, and the fact of my tons of pictures is helping me remember in a kinder way. Not everything from the past is "glorious" nor is it  all  a "nightmare." Pictures reveal my beloved Aunts, Uncles, and even a young version of my Dad--Papi and Mom, Mami--when their lives were still in front of them. All my warm feelings return but my longing for those feelings tells me a lot of what I'd missed when I was younger.

I was born in the mid 40s and this means that my upbringing was influenced by a brand of Victorian precepts. Yet as a friend   told me not too long ago, I'm a  radical or  daring person. I don't consider  myself joyfully  engaged in adventures,but I  do take chances which sometimes lead to personal growth  in the  ways humans are to grow, even if  those people are older and physically shrinking  like me.   We   should  learn something each  day.  Old age would not  become a burden if we can keep our minds and spirits continually  learning new things and finding our spiritual center  so  we can enjoy being  alive.

My best quality is openness to new ideas and flexibility. Getting older requires that people be sufficiently flexible  to keep  on going  in a world of  constant Changes..

Of  course,  some changes  are not necessarily "new"   situations.  In the political swipes and  we have  prime examples  of this era's dysfunction. Long ago   while  in my 20s, we  had  issues  presidential   and  congressional  sniping  at  to   get some measure of leverage    on the White House or on  members of college.   



Let   us see what the  outcomes  of the coming   elections   hold for  us.