Sigh. Deep body tired sigh.And this part of my heart sits down with the below heart. I see hints at answers to some of my questions in it. The line that stands out to me in this is "Dismiss whatever insults your own soul". What does that mean? The first thing I think of is the book my folks gave me, it insults my soul. I also love the line "stand up for the stupid and crazy". I wish I did that more! I want to be this sort of person....
Not cosmically, not of growth or development.
The beginnings are finished.
I will always know that once in my life
I fully voiced that which previously was unvoiceable.
I stepped in to the zone of bravery
- by me
Love the earth and sun and the animals,O and I had a major impulse buy when I purchased the new Annie Lennox CD at Starbucks this a.m. "Songs of Mass Destruction". So far I'm most intrigued with the title "through the glass darkly" being that's a biblical reference that I think about often lately.
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labors to others,
Hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,
Have patience and indulgence toward the people,
Take off your hat to nothing known or unknown,
Or to any man or number of men,
Go freely with powerful uneducated persons,
And with the young and with the mothers of families,
Read these leaves in the open air,
Every season of every year of your life,
Reexamine all you have been told,
At school at church or in any book,
Dismiss whatever insults your own soul,
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
- Walt Whitman