meditation 

started out with
rage against the machine
("killing in the name of")
running through my mind

gave me a focus
for letting go

worked out in the end

πŸš”

meditation 

my meditation bell
(abandonded fire alarm from work)
responded well to polishing
releasing
a wider spectrum of interconnected tones

as for the sitting ... middling
beautiful tones took a while for mind to release, then band, health, work ...

ALL THE THINGS

(tomorrow can try again)

πŸ””

no birds at sunset
joining in with miles
yesternow (jack johnson sessions)

🀷

uspol (dr.freud) 

"Pretending to not being a sociopath would have been good politics, that is, good for his re-election prospects. But this is of course beyond him. Instead, Trump has declared this pandemic a hoax, and he has devoted his energy to defending Confederate statues and police violence."

more:
alternet.org/2020/07/the-end-o

religion (MA) 

a statue of the "virgin" mary set on fire in dorchester (boston neighborhood)

while not like confederates,
many have been oppressed by christians (missionaries just a different flavor of settler colonialism)

(also, i can acknowledge some people have been helped by christianity ...)

i'm all for taking down statues:
no gods, no masters

β­•

meditation 

the dicipline of sitting quietly
is its own reward

mental uncoupling
bonus

🍧

alc 

the more i drink
the better my
(ideas|writing|wit)
seems to me

("why are writers drnks, alex?")
πŸ“ΊβœοΈπŸ₯ƒ

uspol 

not only is tRump wrapping himself in confederate flag but also wants to create thousands of dead teachers (+ students) by pushing to reopen schools when virus is *raging* throughout country

war is peace
freedom is slavery
ignorance is strength

(orwell's prophetic sloganeering)
πŸ“˜

meditation 

in a different room today
(same ol' mind)

🀣

uspol 

using rational arguments against neo-confederate in white house misses the point

there is nothing rational about president (or supporters)

so you might as well be speaking esperanto to americans when pointing out irrationality of president's actions and policies

but with covid response of country taking a toll (not the least on voters and their families); costs of gross incompetence are getting more clear every day

meditation 

skipped yesterday
(work duties)

making up for it today
(maintaining discipline (focus))

(sweet)
emptiness

🧘

lots of birds
of different types
singing different songs
from different altitudes

all of us
feeling the beauty (sadness)
of sunset

together

🧑

elizabeth bishop
poems

that's really it
(except one page-ish (out of 350) for a publisher's note

no grad student's essay to expose recurrent themes
no brief (occasionally poetic) biographic sketch

poems
(as titled)

πŸ“˜πŸ’™

meditation 

not my finest moment

covid anxiety
got up and got a kleenex mid session

kept calm
kept breathing

<timer rings>

⚠️

suffragists
can teach us a lot
about successful direct action

(even if we might not agree with (some of) their opinions)

also perserverence

πŸ—³

meditation 

each day more self let go

πŸƒ

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