the source of all my doubt and denial hinges about a reflexive rejection of that which does not come pre-fitted into the pre-existing model of my calcified perspectives.

the art of acceptance lays in taking the offered facts as they are, and setting about in pursuit of a perspective which fits them.

It's not about function, fashion, or protecion. i simply had no idea what happens when nature takes over the facial hair decisionmaking process.


a slow flow of curls

intertwines, undulating into shag.

the many have become one.

each hair forgotten, lost in the splendor of the beard.

is this how matter is formed?


we now interrupt your scheduled programming.

please join us in the present, already in progress.

You are here
where else can you be?




wonders of Deeper Intelligence i find,

accompanied by personal stillness.

shocked, i realize, again and again

that stillness is my responsibility.


therefore may i begin to pursue

states inspiring a stillness of mind

to gather the energy

to transmute

wonders to awes

apathies to carings

talkings to listenings

frownings to smilings

sorrows to joys

and shouldings to freedom.

to sit above seas of mental weathers,

rearranging my priorities

for Life.

the reward for a life-long appreciation for balance is an efficient approach to it.

first an investigation of one polarity, then the other. the full range of each extreme must be experienced, the boundaries defined by testing limits of motion.

after this initial exploration, what remains is to relax into that point in the exact center:

perpetually dynamic;

and yet in many ways

perfectly still


the balancing

effortlessness accompanies the attainment of balance; without it, balance can only be temporary.

freedom is fast becoming a greater and greater crime in our society.

freedom to live, to experience.
to look.


let freedom, then, be my greatest crime.


Where shall wisdom be found?
be still and know.

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