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    Managing the Magic and the Mundane

    One small step for a man I live with a very old friend. 15 years ago he took me under his wing and taught me how to take care of his very big, very old home. It is a labor of love, a gentle, frustrating art that requires much thought, patience, and skill. I have come to understand old...
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    Managing the Magic and the Mundane

    It's been some time since I felt capable of communicating articulately here. The big physical life changes have passed, but the feelings will linger for the foreseeable future. Rarechild and Catfish are no longer married. That is all I have to say about that. That's their business to...
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    Managing the Magic and the Mundane

    Kindness "It's hard to live a life." I count myself as fortunate to have been the sole audience to this statement. It was as if I was being told a secret that was hiding in plain sight. At the time, the speaker spoke with no air of complaint, no appeal for pity. It was as if he was...
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    Managing the Magic and the Mundane

    Thank you, Bella.
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    Managing the Magic and the Mundane

    I could not have said it better myself. http://skinnyartist.com/an-artists-awakening/
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    Managing the Magic and the Mundane

    Rarechild, Catfish, and I have all been overwhelmed, busy, frustrated... It seems for now that we are all pursuing our lives together independently, and frankly it can be lonesome from time to time. Our lives are changing, as they always do. In the past few months, more things have happened...
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    Managing the Magic and the Mundane

    Dao De Jing Chapter 45: Quiet Great perfection seems incomplete, But does not decay; Great abundance seems empty, But does not fail. Great truth seems contradictory; Great cleverness seems stupid; Great eloquence seems awkward. As spring overcomes the cold, And autumn overcomes the heat, So...
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    Managing the Magic and the Mundane

    My days have been filled with more joy and love than I would have ever dared ask for.
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    Poetry / Poems

    The image, as in a hexagram. - Lew Welch The image, as in a Hexagram: The hermit locks his door against the blizzard. He keeps the cabin warm. All winter long he sorts out all he has. What was well started shall be finished. What was not, should be thrown away. In spring he emerges with...
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    Poetry / Poems

    General Tso's chicken Her living room had all the ambiance of the salad bar portion in a Midwestern Chinese Buffet restaurant and I know that sounds unfair, but I could never shake the resemblance. Her whole house had that quiet, unassuming air of the kind of establishment that signed a...
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    Managing the Magic and the Mundane

    Friends Tonite I held close the questioning of close friends, knowing that their intent was only to understand that which is so foreign to them. Respect, trust, honesty, integrity, and vulnerability filled the menu, a pleasant accompaniment to the evening's apertifs. We talked of cancer...
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    Managing the Magic and the Mundane

    “There is no truer and more abiding happiness than the knowledge that one is free to go on doing, day by day, the best work one can do, in the kind one likes best, and that this work is absorbed by a steady market and thus supports one’s own life. ” - R.G. Collingwood To all of you on this...
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    Buddha Dharma & Polyamory

    I had this spoken into my ear this evening by a complete stranger: "Why does the monk smile as he sweeps out his temple? He smiles because he knows he is moving dust."
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    Managing the Magic and the Mundane

    I don't know a god-damned thing.
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    Managing the Magic and the Mundane

    Mono, Thank you for that, though it doesn't feel that way. It feels like the hardest thing I have ever said for Love. It sounds like abandonment, and it feels like anything but. Even if it's all wrong, at least I know it's honest.
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