Burying my lead I will move on to pattern.

This lesson uses a heraclitan style.







is a useful visual metaphor, a way of mapping.

Many hands stitch many stories

building one many-mooded, multi-hued tale of grief and hope and life ongoing.


How widened is my gaze, scoping it out?

Am I set by my nature to go for the gestalt

or start staring at the cells just under-



Quick behind the looking comes the seeing.

You can only see what you are looking for.

Pattern recognition


Once an embryo paleontologist went out on her first hunt in a field her leader told her was full of fish. All the team scooping them up, right and left while she found nary a one. Next day she did—just one. Day following she netted two. Soon she could no longer not see them. Her looking laid the pattern of the fish aswim in the ground under her feet.


Come scale down the scope of the quilt,

each square telling a private tale

many stories of grief and hope

and life ongoing.


Find the fine stitching.

The movement in the threads reveals his his signature

in the phase beyond is bound her DNA.



COMMUNITY QUILT                                                  TAKE 2


















I’m visualizing a quilt, one of those quilts constructed by a community

for a purpose     

commemorating   imagining and building together


Most of you have seen such a quilt,

many of you have put your handiwork into one or more.

Some lucky few may be looking now at that one on the wall

owned on loan.


If you look wide-eyed you see the gestalt, the big picture.

Narrowing down the gaze you are

looking at the individual cells,

out of which the body of the quilt was built,

we see each cell a story in itself.

In literature, this could be called a frame tale,

also a popular format for a television series,

each episode a complete story in itself and

fitting into an overarching plotline.


Finer tune your scope and find

the fine threads tying the parts into one.

His signature is found in the movement of the line

her DNA embedded in the finest fiber of thread.


Shift your gaze back and forth from the largest whole of it

(including context if you can manage)

to the minute detail and stages in-between.


At which phase do you feel most stable, most secure,

where are you at the whim of a wind?

Where are you the most comfortable and is that the same as stable?


Now take the inner image of your body

remember the feeling of your body as you imagine

overlaying it onto the quilt.


Your body is the quilt with all those little cells contained

shift your gaze and feel your body as one of many cells

comprising a bigger body.












This is the main thing. Movement, change, flux and flow.

There is no solid ground.

An interesting thing about movement is that any beam of movement is always going two directions at once. Movement is bidirectional.















Two poles, plus and minus.

To repair and strengthen the base 

attention must be paid more toward minus.

In other words, learn to let go.


Basic physiology lesson: Reciprocal Innervation goes way back to Descartes 1626. There is the agonist muscle and the antagonist. Muscles work in pairs (remember how movement is bidirectional). Striated muscle

(three types of muscle: striated, smooth, and cardiac), which are the muscles that make you move, mostly work across joints. Muscles on one side contract. Place a hand on a table or on your leg, palm down (prone). Now lift your forefinger. Muscles along the top of your hand contract. Never mind their names. Extensor muscles in general. For the finger to lift it is necessary that the ones on the bottom, the flexors, don't contract. Otherwise, they would be fighting and that's called tetanic contraction. 



When lifting (or pushing or pulling) how much weight will move just by letting go.

Start with little weight, maybe only an empty hand.


On balance more bend more toward the pole of letting go. Give that your attention. Even when lifting pushing pulling weight find all the work you can let go of. Check your face a lot. Grimacing is unnecessary work. Let go of your face.


These are all some things to play with.

Let go all at once or super slow glide down

pausing here and there along the way

allowing reparation and sharing up along the ranks

Bouncing softly up and overall enough more down to take you to


Turn the quivering into dancing

















A body-image is in some ways always the sum of the body-images of the community according to the various relations in the community. Relations to the body-images of others are determined by the factor of nearness and farness and by the factor of emotional nearness and farness.











A contranym is a word that means both itself and its opposite. Cleave is one example of a contranym. I can be used to mean 'stick to' or it can mean 'separate from. There is something contranmic in the nature of mucus, which acts as a glue (and in the case of mucilage is a glue) and lubricant. 

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


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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.


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 politics, my love for you, my work, the star-dust of my body, the spirit that impels it, 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

The Story Teller



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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