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The Many Wines
God has given us a dark wine so potent that,
drinking it, we leave the two worlds.
God has put into the form of hashish a power
to deliver the taster from self-consciousness.
God has made sleep so
that it erases every thought.
God made Majnun love Layla so much that
just her dog would cause confusion in him.
There are thousands of wines
that can take over our minds.
Don’t think all ecstacies
are the same!
Jesus was lost in his love for God.
His donkey was drunk with barley.
Drink from the presence of saints,
not from those other jars.
Every object, every being,
is a jar full of delight.
Be a conoisseur,
and taste with caution.
Any wine will get you high.
Judge like a king, and choose the purest,
the ones unadulterated with fear,
or some urgency about “what’s needed.”
Drink the wine that moves you
as a camel moves when it’s been untied,
and is just ambling about.
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Affect images and political campaigns
“for the student who seeks to learn; the voter who demands to be heard; the innocent who longs to be free; and the oppressed who yearns to be equal.”
I badly want to hear candidates in the general election describe “we the voters”. I so badly want to hear.
I want to feel the “throbbing resonance” of shared beliefs, shared purpose and shared hopes. I want to feel the protection of an arm around me as we whisper our fears.
As a relative newcomer to UK, I want to hear the shared mythology that long time residents share and reassure them we are in this together. I want to see their shoulders relax and their eyes light up.
We are a different place from the US and we are on a different journey. And maybe in my noobe status, I am not hearing what is being said.
Maybe though we are going to have big surprises when the results are announced. Maybe too social movements like Hang_em will take off.
What do you think about the connection between the politicians and the voters? I’d love to know.
QUOTATION FROM: Barack Obama addressing the United Nations Wednesday 23 September 2009Leave a Comment
No spark had yet kindled in him an intellectual passion.
Those who do not understand their destiny, will never understand the friends they have made, nor the work they have chosen, nor the one life that waits beyond all others.
David Whyte in All the true vows in River Flow, p. 349.One Comment