Sensible Men and Greatness

Goooooooood Morning!!!

There was a wonderful and renewing
thundershower last night and in the blink of a few flashes of lightning
and much dancing and delight, the view simply changed. I am grateful for
that.

I had tea and I thought upon someone’s blog post about
fundamentals and organizing life and friends. I noticed what I said to
him. I laughed inside. I smiled at the laughing, attributing it to the
rain and grounding. I took the children to school. I left the school and
the normal sort of reminder list of things I should do, things that I
used to do that kept me well, went through my mind. The but-butters
chimed in with…nooooooo you should do this or do that while you are
fresh and clear and so on and so forth.

I watched myself stepping off of the side of my cliff…

And I shouted to myself DESIRE!!

Desire
removed guilt and shame. It organized the next right thing
automatically. I went to the college and I grabbed Parabola
magazine–the one I’ve been wanting to go view but didn’t quite make it
there. I walked all of the way to the other side of the library to sit
in the morning sun. I thought I did so to avoid the lights which can
create neurological havoc, hence my avoidance. I sat down and opened the
magazine and felt the pages on my fingers, as if no one else had
touched this issue. I read the forward and realized the draw to seek out
this particular issue. I heard…elisa, look! in my head and I turned
to the right. The entire section where I chose to sit was solid glass
walls with stones of all sorts and grasses and roses. A rabbit had come
and was just sitting perked up looking at me. Remember desire, joy, and
enchantment. I read one of the articles and decided to come home. The
article brought to the front of my mind the Tao.

I followed
simple Tao thoughts to a group online that posts ‘studies’ of the
verses. My own copies of the Tao, do not match translations and
interpretations that are posted there. However, this morning the verse
that drew me to it was Verse 66. The chosen title for it was “Living by
Emulating the Sea”. I sighed and then shook my head a little and then
thought to myself, well read all of the comments, there are other
versions and interpretations there. And I did.

In the comment involving The Tao of Emerson by Richard Grossman, I found this:

“From the Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson – ”Greatness

A sensible man avoids introducing the names
of his creditable companions,
And is content putting his fact or theme
simply on its ground.
You shall not tell me that your commercial house,
your partners or yourself are of importance;
You shall not tell me that you have learned
to know men;
You shall make me feel that
your saying so un-says it.

So very simple. It seems to fit.
But, this is only the shoelace of the shoe and though I think that I
like it, I went off to find the rest of the shoe to try it on and to see
how it fits, how it was made, before I buy it. The entire essay “Greatness”. Enjoy!

Morning Trip (41)–Ok, so this one is an Evening Trip! No, Inside Upside Down and Backward Blog (11)

Feelings of Color copyright

This came up in the creative bubbles this morning and then some more urgent creations over rode it.  I finished the book I wanted to read and came downstairs to look for Kathy’s trains, over on Lake Superior Spirit.

And now, since I’ve typed some story and some thoughts into it, this has become an Inside Upside Down and Backward Blog.  One that seems to be having a lust/ love affair with the Morning Trip, enough to encourage her to dress up and go out on the town for an Evening Trip.

If we get stuck in labeling, however will we get on, to the good stuffs?

I’ve been waffling in despair.  I have called it feeling sorry for myself.  I have called it being afraid to fail.  I have called it denial.  I have even looked within it and smiled for a teeeeny-tiny moment and called it knowing what feels good and right, and knowing what I want.  And then, I ran me over and called it rationalizing!  Seeeeeeeee…I want a prize for expert label name alternatives!  I am very good at it! I am also good at distraction away from my own ouchie places.  The distraction statement simply leads away from the hot seat to a safer seeming area, which it really is NOT, but YOU(the reader) doesn’t know this!  Maybe my halo-ed weinie costume is an OSTRITCH?!?

Ok so now follows what I was thinking.  I liked the lyrics so much, that I’m simply posting them below the video, rather than getting other supporting ponderish-type materials.  Pre-PS.  I would like ginger candy and white tea with raspberry for treats.

Sometimes my visions are distant and vague
Down at the base of the mountain
Once in a while I am weak and afraid
Tired and sick of it all

I don’t believe that my story is set
Nothing is destined or blatant
Bound to this body a world full of hate
No one will heed if I fall

No one can see it but you know that it’s there
Guiding the steps of your soul
Holding the truth in the cross that you bear
Die with a heart that is bold

Fly on the wings of despair
No one is holding you back
The call on the wild is internal
Conquer the silence you bear
Tomorrow will not fade to black
A new day is dawning remember
No one can save you today

The questions are more than the answers I know
That doesn’t mean you are lonely
Searching for more
Consecutive goal’s
Making it worth to go on

No one can see it but you know that it’s there
Guiding the steps of your soul
Holding the truth in the cross that you bear
Die with a heart that is bold

Fly on the wings of despair
No one is holding you back
The call on the wild is internal
Conquer the silence you bear
Tomorrow will not fade to black
A new day is dawning remember
No one can save you today

You, and you alone is forging the path
Leave your sorrows with the past

Never believe that the story is set
Nothing is destined or blatant
Bound to this body a world full of hate
No one will heed if you fall

No one can see it but you know that it’s there
Guiding the steps of your soul
Holding the truth in the cross that you bear
Die with a heart that is bold

Fly on the wings of despair
No one is holding you back
The call on the wild is internal
Conquer the silence you bear
Tomorrow will not fade to black
A new day is dawning remember
No one can save you today

Fly on the wings of despair
No one is holding you back
The call on the wild is internal
Conquer the silence you bear
Tomorrow will not fade to black
A new day is dawning remember
No one can save you, no one can save you today