...to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. -H D Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -
T. S. Eliot

6.8.10























conNOTEative
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This rusted giant crushed can will not be coming home with me.
Here is an example of something I can not make.
I collect things I can not make.
They lie mean-looking, stacked in a wood crate, sometimes disturbed, but mostly waiting to be upcycled.

define work load / budget
define budget / workload
sizes
things you can steal
things you can hand over to someone else
things too large to move

I do keep thinking about what am I going to be, what am I gonna do? I am once again gaining mental ground by stepping away from it all and saying, okay this is it, I am what I am being. Socks up, continue on. Older ideas drop off, some decision are made for you .... others take time.
Instead of having the mind of ‘this is my lot’ (a lot)... I’m asking, are we all in this too deep to think it was the wrong path? (Perhaps there is a sand bar up ahead.) I am forever trying to redefine my path and concentrate.
The narrowing and deepening of a vision.
But I end up with a wider swath, bumping into the side walls for lack of focus.

I quote LH’s sing-song, that answers the tee shirt ‘I can be what ever you want’

I MAY
I MAY BE
I MAYBE CAN
IMAYBECANBE

16 comments:

  1. i'm finding lately that when i stop trying to manage my life and just step back
    something interesting pops up and takes me another pace into the forest

    and
    i could make good use of that can

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  2. the beauty of it is you can change it whenever you want...i do like what the elements can paint with old metal...

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  3. I really "get" this post....am I in my comfort zone or reaching for that northern star toward which the essential self aspires? I never know from one moment to the next. Lately it seems the "nonverbal" is the soul mapping. If I can't define it, it's probably where I should be.

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  4. socs up? no I put them down and meditate how now nothing

    love
    yvette

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  5. To say - I know just what you mean - sounds silly, but I do. Sometimes the working it through is exhausting. I get tired of thinking.
    I bet you have great treasures.
    Catherine

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  6. Thank you all for the thoughtful gems.

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  7. I am here! Just wanted to say hi. I know I haven't posted in a while but so many wonderful things happening! Hope I'll find the time to post them all lol

    Greetings from Greece
    xoxo

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  8. Me too, forging deep waters, without compass or map... Watching for sandbars, or perhaps ponies buried in all this that I shovel....

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  9. meanwhile its good to keep dog paddling in case that sand bar is ahead, and if it is, then
    I'll have a moscow mule.

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  10. Beware of people wearing tee shirts saying '‘you can be what ever I want’'........

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  11. normally i appreciate old junk in the woods, but the waterfall hiding beyond the trees is less rusty.

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  12. As John Lennon said, "life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"...

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  13. Tom, You noticed!

    Sharmon, And never forget it! Thanks for stopping by. -J

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  14. That reminds me of the Blue Ridge Parkway for some reason.

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  15. A great image. My magpie eyes see such a great dyepot opportunity there :)

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