The Listening Day


“It is in your power to withdraw yourself whenever you desire. Perfect tranquility within consists in the good ordering of the mind, the realm of your own.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” ~ William Blake

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

There was rain overnight, heavy dew this morning. Moisture in the high desert is a lovely way to start the day. And thunderstorms mid afternoon. Simply perfect. It might be advisable for me to stay at this elemental level for the day, or take as needed. It is so easy to just look at the land, to appreciate yes, but more is needed than just the admiration of the pretty place you live. You have to listen as well. This place sings, as does any place. That’s what I’m sayin’. Something liminal comes through upon listening. Music is like that. And yes, I am truly trying to avoid the struggle of putting into words the feeling I have in mind. There are no words for what I feel. As in Mr. Fitzgerald’s quote above, a sunny smile kinda does the same sort of thing. For me, the sunny smile from a pretty woman hits home and lights it up. It takes me to the place of home and hearth. That’s where I need to be these days. Yeh, there is one woman’s smile in particular, but that’s not the point here, if there is one. The Veil feels quite thin today. I wonder what it is that will come through. But I am not concerned with specifics. When the Veil is thin there is also that feeling that rises up from within. And there’s that liminal music thingy again. Yes, I will listen today. Today is the listening day.

Peace out, y’all. Goof gloriously.


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