Friday, December 6, 2013
just before daylight, a CRACK! and a CRASH!
Fortunately it fell between the houses, and is resting on the fence and bushes on my side. Think I'll let it warm up a bit before I tackle moving it.
This gives a fierce picture to the "storm" we had, which wasn't really that bad. This fell from the top half of the tree, which has been dead for about two years.
We got a "winter mix" here in North TX this morning. White stuff and now it's raining, as it was when I got up @ 4:30. Around 5am or so the power went out.
Luckily I done had me cuppa -- and a whole apple's worth of apple slice shaped candles.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
...then wit the light on it:
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
This occurred to me the other day. Ain't testifying it's "truth" or anything; it just occurred to me...
OK. Yup, yup. This IS it.
Whatever that un-nameable, un-knowable creative thing is that "produces" experience has such a wider range, that no type of preparation, mind training, education, meditation, letting go, nothing in which "I" can participate will ever even remotely approach the scale and grandeur of the experience "provided" if "I" truly do nothing.
Spiritual practices primarily involve concentration, narrowing down the focus - one-pointedness and all that - and this creative whatever-it-is accommodates, you might say, whatever I train my mind to experience; I will be looking for that, and that is what I will find. My mind, by all its focusing and whatnot, guided the creative to produce that experience.
The focusing, the concentration narrows the range of awareness down so small that the space in my own little mind can appear to be the vastness of infinity. It may be thrilling and inspirational but it ain't infinity. It's an experience I came up with by training my mind...to have a particular experience. Then I have that experience. That's entirely do-able.
But nothing I can train myself to experience will ever amount to so much as a grain of sand; an actual grain of sand, which is what the creative impetus came up with while I was busy. Oh yeah, the entire fucking universe as well, which is the extent of my experience without doing anything. If I can manage that...doing nothing.
Effort, which works perfectly so I can do stuff, provisionally "reduces" my freedom(so to speak; I can't think of a better word), and "nothing" has me right where I am right now, with the whole universe for...
Not the Blue Moon, 6"x8" oil on canvas panel, 8/25/13
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Full length movie, will run you through the entire spectrum of human emotion. Beautiful cinematic art. Really.
You have to go to youtube to watch it though. Embedding is disabled. Link is in the screen below...
Thanks to Oberon at Global Love Think Tank.
Ach! That one was removed. Here's another link to Samsara.
Posted by A.Decker at 4:20 PM