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The Seven Of Pentacles

Under a sky the color of pea soup she is looking at her work growing away there actively, thickly like grapevines or pole beans as things grow in the real world, slowly enough. If you tend them properly, if you mulch, if you water, if…
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The Indian Tree

A learned man once said, for the sake of saying something, “There is a tree in India. If you eat the fruit of that tree, you’ll never grow old and never die” Stories about “the tree” were passed around, and finally a king sent his envoy to India to look…
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Turning to One Another

There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about. Ask “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking. Notice what you care about. Assume that many others share your dreams. Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters. Talk to people you know.
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Accepting This

Yes, it is true. I confess, I have thought great thoughts, and sung great songs—all of it rehearsal for the majesty of being held. The dream is awakened when thinking I love you and life begins when saying I love you and…
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Wild Geese

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and…
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You Reading This, Be Ready

Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air? Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry…
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Take Your Time

People are eating dinner on the other side of the mesh curtain. They have paid a premium; we aren’t allowed to disturb them by visiting the front facilities. Through the grey scrim I see rolls and butter and now some sort…
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