Thursday, January 21, 2010 the woods?

Some days you eat the bear. And some days the bear eats you.

Some days you feel like you're making progress, slowly slowly incrementally moving your own corner of the universe just the slightest couple of degrees in the right direction, as Gary Snyder would say.

And some days you feel like you're fucking treading water, just barely keeping ahead of the meltdowns, forest fires, SOS's, and just plain silly-ass behavior from people who oughta know better.

Oh, and by the way? Massachusetts fucking knew better in 1972. "I'm from Massachusetts, don't blame me", remember that?

But, as one of Dharmonia's Buddhist teachers put it, results are not the goal. The effort, the right action, the right intention, that is the goal.

"You have to show up for the impossible."

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