Acknowledgments 

 . . . came first. I blame her. "You must learn this!" she commanded as she twisted my arm away from pain. Arthur Pauls has to land on the list but his is a more carnivalesque contribution.

 

Baeleay Callister (dead now) once read my palm and told me "You have a book in you." To list all my reasons for gratitude to BC is at least a chapter of its own and I see I had actually begun that some time ago. I am grateful to that handful of folk who have told me to write a book.

 

There are a lot of people I am grateful to as sources of learning and inspiration. I try to get them into a section I call Sources.

 

 

 

The vision is for Ongoingness; Life continuing on . . . .

 

Flaneur -- Out for a Stroll

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I am I and my circumstance;

and, if I do not save it, I do not save myself.                       —JOSÉ ORTEGA Y GASSET

Changing the Conversation

Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be––this is the interrelated structure of reality.

        —MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

The Story Teller

Now, more than ever . . . our place in the universe and the place of the universe in us, is proving to be one of active relationship. That is more than a scientist's credo. The separateness of our lives is a sham. Physics, mathematics, music, painting, my love for you, my work, the star-dust of my body, the spirit that impels it, my politics,  clocks diurnal, time perpetual, the roll, rough, tender, swamping, liberating, breathing, moving, thinking nature, human nature and the cosmos are patterned together.

      —JEANETTE WINTERSON                Gut Symmetries

What you do, what you become, is not my concern.                      ROBERT MCCALL

 

 

Yes, there is beauty

There is love

There is joy.

All you who suffer from

the world's miseries

Defend them.

                         ––EEVA KILPI

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