Monday, June 27, 2016

LOST AND FOUND IN THE HEARTLAND'S PEACE

A Day In This Phanerogenicist's Life


Peace Corps Mini-Odyssey

I awake just after the sunrise. It seems to me that my heart is wanting to play so I take it along with the physical shell in which it is encased. Since that encasement is substantive of me, in everyday terms, my mind pilots the entire operation with glee.
I ride my bike out into stunningly beautiful early Summer Heartland bliss. I smile to myself as I note my baseline heart rate, the pulse on the hilltop to which I ride, and the home recovery count is dropping with each expedition.
I shower and go for my 4 wheeled machine.
I receive the gift of amiable conversation with a passing neighbor. I relish describing the image on the Internet of the Dr Martin Luther King Park. It shows two parallel walls with Dr King sculpted coming out of one wall with his hand out (as for a handshake) while the other wall shows Robert Kennedy doing the same with the effect that the two are shaking hands.
Bidding adieu, I zip along on the gloriously tree lined roads, routes, avenues, arteries, lanes and boulevards to the Picnic put on by the Peace Corps group here in Indy.
In no time at all, I am lost. 
I stop and get out of my car asking directions from the closest person on the street. Their extreme politeness, softspokenness and joy exudes a great Peace.
I follow flowing forms finely bestowing grace, With the Peace I have just received and all that I have ever known, [while I still don't know where to find the picnic] the soul's path is clear, ablaze with light.
I grew up in the fabulous Chicago; adventured in exotic locales around the world for several years and have been fortunate to have visited, studied, worked, loved, prayed, played, and created in Indianapolis, Indiana on and off for more than a half-century now. As when fine tuning a microscope brings something into focus, I come to realize, basking in this June's balmy beneficence, that Indianapolis may well be the most tolerant, respectful and peaceful place on this good earth. I am wondering if, in no small part, it is because the people here are so deeply happy and dwell in a profound soulful Peace.
Yet methinks while this Joie de vivre flourishes, it does so sub-Rosa.
I am awed and inspired by people's persevering yearning for this happiness to be readily available for everyone - and thus the dynamic of being independently happy with self, while engaging fully with the world - - which I have finally translated from the Hoosier saying: "I'm trying". This also illuminates the water-color softness that cloaks the indefatigably celebratory Hoosier spirit of good, rendering it demure.
I am so grateful.
While I am pondering these wonderful things about the Hoosier Psyche, driving lost in one sense, and found in another, I snap pictures of some of the images around me confirming Indy's diversity, creativity and the state of having something for everyone - plus several light-graph-joys of the last few years.































Monday, June 13, 2016

One Moment You

For All The Girls I Loved
Eternal Romance
One Moment You

ENTIRELY…………
...held by my mind - - a form of bliss is the energy/memory/recollection/time/connection of YOU & ME………
Communion/union/embrace/grace wherein I dwell with fervent prayer for all that you need/want/like/desire be yours, if, - - and as, ........ you wish …………………….beyond my existence………………
As well as were we to have never met, never meet as others ... or yet again to be lovers….

……………………. As I do prayeth offer/hope/give for/to us all.


Monday, June 6, 2016

Thank You Friend


Dear friend (one and all) I am very grateful for YOU BEING YOU [just as you are and are being] and when I am occasionally blest with an opportunity to be with you - usually for some coffee/biking/talking/family-feast-game-playing adventure/fun/work-out/yoga/prayer - and choose from grace to commune/engage/enjoy with you some of this wonderful life on this good earth and share it with all others on this awesome planet - I am all I can possibly be. [inspired by my friend, Bobbi Klein] dziękuję, gracias, 谢谢, ringrazio hanno,
है धन्यवाद, remercier avoir, thank you, أشكر ديك ... A wonderful world ........ un monde merveilleux ..... ... एक अद्भुत दुनिया .......... un mundo maravilloso .......... עולם מופלא ..... Harika bir dünya ...... 一个 美好 的 世界. ............ How beautiful this world ............ له من عالم رائع .. Peace and Health ...... Paix et santé .... ..शांति और स्वास्थ्य ............ Paz y salud .......... שלום ובריאות ...... 和平 与 健康 ......... Peace and health .......... السلام والصحة "^ -" ^ blank, CZat


Friday, June 3, 2016

Caroline


it is you that we were I breathe only for us all...

.............and if my breath was made for me and my heart beat given   - - - -

my mind/soul is and will have been deciding the you that we were      .. ..  now 
be......................and be............................................................................and be.......................................

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Here and Now Joy


Woo Woo! HAPPY NOW World! I wish you all that you wish for yourself......all my best ~~ ^^ ~~ love peace joy friendship forgiveness mercy kindness freedom beauty passion compassion and blank....from the North Garden Sanctuary Trail, with appreciation....... dziękuję, gracias, 谢谢, ringrazio hanno, है धन्यवाद, remercier avoir, thank you, أشكر ديك ... A wonderful world ........ un monde merveilleux ..... ... एक अद्भुत दुनिया .......... un mundo maravilloso .......... עולם מופלא ..... Harika bir dünya ...... 一个 美好 的 世界. ............ How beautiful this world ............ له من عالم رائع .. Peace and Health ...... Paix et santé .... ..शांति और स्वास्थ्य ............ Paz y salud .......... שלום ובריאות ...... 和平 与 健康 ......... Peace and health .......... السلام والصحة "^ -" ^ blank, CZat

Friday, May 13, 2016

Thank You Friends


Dear dear friends.......................
The times we have shared, I am finding, are becoming sort of "energy packets" that add and expand the present joy/fun/love/life-adventure and make the "now"moments extraordinary.

I am grateful

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Still Are


...........decades and continents have come between us............I have fulfilled soul's vocation to my fellow man; been blest with moments of grace and peace; lived a long and prosperous life fully rich with family and friends.......and in all of this nothing in this world has lessened that one part of my soul's hunger and yearning for the you that I held and loved when we were one............and so it shall be until my last breath leaves me to continue its way to that you..................