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THE NECESSITY OF RAIN   Leave a comment

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AS THE STORM RAGES, THERE IS A POWER OUTAGE…
WHAT FOLLOWS IS AN AWARENESS OF THE SHARED UMBRELLA OF LIFE

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Posted November 17, 2012 by samjmarshall in Uncategorized

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Instinct~Knowledge~Wisdom   Leave a comment

 

We don’t come with a rewind feature but with the appropriate  utilization  of knowledge we might culture enough wisdom in our Petri dish of life to fast forward to steal a closer look at the future.

NURTURE                                                            NATURE

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ALTHOUGH WE MIGHT BE BIOLOGICALLY PREDISPOSED TO CERTAIN BEHAVIORS WHEN STROLLING THROUGH THE GARDEN OF EDEN IT WOULD BE THE SNAKE HOLES WE NEED TO HEED RATHER THAN THE FLOWERS.  IN THE WORLD OF FIGHT OR FLIGHT WE ARE GOVERNED BY FEAR OR NEED

OUR NATURE IS APTLY ILLUSTRATED BY THE AESOP FABLE “THE FOX AND THE SCORPIoN”

A scorpion was wandering along the bank of the river, wondering how to get to the other side. Suddenly he saw a fox. He asked the fox to take him on his back across the river.
The fox said, "No. If I do that, you’ll sting me and I’ll drown."
The scorpion assured him, "If I did that, we’d both drown."
So the fox thought about it and finally agreed. So the scorpion climbed up on his back and the fox began to swim. But halfway across the river, the scorpion stung him.
As the poison filled his veins, the fox turned to the scorpion and said, "Why did you do that? Now you’ll drown too."
"I couldn’t help it," said the scorpion. "It’s my nature."

 

The greatest thwarter of the distilling of wisdom from knowledge is cognitive dissonance. A discord or disease (lack of ease) occurs when the knowledge we embrace puts us in contradiction with the belief or value system we hold to be true. This feeling places us at a fork in the road… a choice needs to be made. There is an underlying predisposition to alleviate the discomfort by choosing to change or behaviours or to justify our actions. We have now arrived at a place where self-knowledge has morphed to self awareness and choice.

 

CHOICES AND “GETTIN’ REAL WITH THE STORY”

D’Angelo Barksdale: The past is always with us, and where we come, what we go through, how we get through it; all this shit matters. I mean that’s what I thought he meant. Like at the end of the book you know boats and tides and all, it’s like you can change up, right, you can say you somebody new, you can give yourself a whole new story, but what came first is who you really are and what happened before is what really happened, and it don’t matter that some fool say he different cause the only thing that make you different is what you really do, what you really go through. Like, you know, like all the books in his library, now he fronted with all them books but if we pulled one off the shelf aint none of the pages ever been open. He got all them books and he aint read one of them. Gatsby, he was who he was and did what he did, and because he wasn’t ready to get real with the story, that shit caught up to him.

 

ELEMENTS

AIR

FIRE

EARTH

WATER

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SENSES

SIGHT

HEARING

TASTE

SMELL

TOUCH

                                             

                                               

   

                                                    PREDATOR                                                   

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PREY

Prey

Its a thin red line between the butcher and the policeman

We seem to carry the potential to fulfill both roles inside of  us

 The game’s out there, and it’s play or get played

 

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

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The phrase refers to the idea that a butterfly’s wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere that ultimately cause a tornado to appear (or prevent a tornado from appearing). The flapping wing represents a small change in the initial condition of the system, which causes a chain of events leading to large-scale phenomena. Had the butterfly not flapped its wings, the trajectory of the system might have been vastly different.

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So if we take accountability for our

actions we need to explore  their far-reaching effects.

 

IS KNOWLEDGE A GIFT OR A THIEF OR THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOOKING AND SEEING?

 

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AND IF FROM THE SKY BRIGHT BEAUTY IS BURNED

THE SHADOWS BEFRIENDED AND LIFE’S LESSONS LEARNED

AND IN THIS DARK PLACE WHEN EVENING HAS SET

THE WISEMAN LEARNS TOLIVE WITH HIS REGRETS

 

Credit Racket

The Scorpion and The Frog    by unknown author

The Wire     by David Simon

The Sensualist’   by  Barbara Hodgson

GRIFFIN &SABINE     BY  NICK BANTOCK

 

Posted March 8, 2011 by samjmarshall in Uncategorized

Bath Time   Leave a comment

 

BathtubBrawl         Eli Tubby

                 Life is full of sparkles that make you smile.  There are some moments that cannot be interrupted by life’s  ceaseless movement. I remember Ann, tufts of hair sticking up from her recent Chemo sitting beside the bathtub while her grandson Eli made great sport of spouting water on her.  He will ever be Imp.

 

 

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A Silly Girl is our Jack.  She will spend hours at 100 miles an hour cavorting in and out of the waves at E.M.Warwick, but drag out the hose  and her uppy tail disappears between her legs. 

 

 

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Joe decided to wash off the pomegranate juice this  morning .  He required 3 refills  to fully drench himself, the floor  and my camera lens.  Joe has been my constant companion through some of the darkest days.  Gently fluffing my hair and tweaking my ear when  sensing my fear and sadness.  That same beak can exert  500 pounds of pressure .

 

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Is this an Invitation  to spend a little time, breathe a little deeper and remember how to be present in  your life.  Max is in many ways a teacher for Danni, myself whoever chooses to learn life’s lessons.

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Posted March 8, 2011 by samjmarshall in Uncategorized

~SHIMMERING~   Leave a comment

 

 

 

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south, summer …no problem….water wind over glass cut diamond fine by water ….a motor like a boat coming and going at a distance….

winter now…. bath tub, bubbles ….water warm after burn….my heartbeat …skull of a horse in relief against a bone white dessert…choose your weapons well I think choose your tools well…healing wounds that leave no mark…Absence of self yet in every cell

WANTED…ALL BROKEN WING, BROKEN NOSE, BULLET IN SHOULDER…AND YOU SAY MAYBE THAT’S THE BETTER WAY…LIKE YOU FORGOT THERE WAS ANY OTHER

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SOME DAYS MOGLI RETURNED TO CIVILIZATION SO HE COULD YEARN FOR THE JUNGLE…BE TORN… ALWAYS THIRSTY

Posted February 5, 2011 by samjmarshall in Uncategorized