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12-27-2015, 03:26 PM
~ Warm sunlight and gentle air on bare skin.
~ The rhyming language of the woodpecker and the squirrel.
~ A possible confusion between acceptance versus denial.
~ 1940s vintage Navy peacoat, missing button.
~ Doves in the tallows, like newspaper on a windy day.
~ A puzzlement that cemeteries are so much lovelier than where the living live.
~ The bright arc of the space station overhead just after sunset.
~ Thanksgiving Day and a Significant birthday bookended by two more momentous events.
~ Not Family.
~ Details assiduously attended, from within a serene and drowsy stupor.
~ The exchange of poetry with a distant brother.
~ Old photos.
~ Sustained eye contact with a kneeling officer, speaking On Behalf of the President of the United States.
~ Ariel's song, and "Stop all the clocks."
~ Another birthday.
~ Missing aikido. (Again.) (Still.)
~ Genealogy, and echoes.
~ The problem of the folded flag, never to fly again.
~ Processes and passages. Pumpkin pie and preserves.
14 Days and 21 Lines After the Death of the Author's Father
Still Point Aikido Systems
Austin TX, USA
12-31-2015, 10:44 AM
Thank you for this. Sending a warm and loving hug across the miles.
"A possible confusion between acceptance versus denial" is one of the great sentences of any given month or year.
12-31-2015, 04:27 PM
I'm sorry for your loss, Ross.
01-03-2016, 08:55 AM
Compassion and condolences ...
BTW: a folded flag never stops waving ...
01-15-2016, 01:57 PM
Thank you all. Like most people in the web of society, his contributions are invisible and unknown beyond the local nodes, yet a meaningful part of the larger pattern.
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