" sky access "

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it's so much lovelier here that i imagined. a convex/concave double-mirror'd world installed on an astrotuf hillock. and why not at all?

sublime design within simple shapes. this is the portal to a form of heaven on earth.

a lightness of being, the laughter of these small children lifting the weights of gravity off my shoulders,

and i lift away.

tonight's homework:

find a release in a moment, respect the purity of that moment, and let it extend towards its natural end. there are such beautiful occurrences throughout the day. i'm wishing you the best in locating just a one.

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" the best the best "

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smile like the breaking of a new day. warm, enveloping, golden and full, pure and brilliant.

smile so your soul beams and glows outward; concentric heat waves emanating from your marrow out into the universe.

you affect molecules and matter, people and neighborhoods, cities and atmosphere, the planet itself, the galaxy.

you soar and expand into the solar winds, and ride the blissful contentment past the stars and into the depths unknown.

tonight's homework:

feel it, be it, do it, sleep at a reasonable hour, dream dream dream.

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" a palpable magic "

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when you have been given access to realms unknown, it behooves you to just take one moment to be still and behold.

it can be a place. like walking into a cathedral in the afternoon, the sunlight streaming in through the filter of massive stained glass panels. or walking into a stadium with thousands and thousands of people writhing in their seats cheering and filling up space.

or looking out from the edge of a massive canyon; the sheer size overshadowing you entirely, and you reset the scale of the world. or slipping beneath the surface of the ocean while waves of saltwater flow over and swirl around you; such a feeling of bliss and contentment to be held aloft and afloat by the sea.

people are like that too. you can find yourself in the presence of someone very special, and they fill you with awe, wonderment, a sense of love you've never known, and a flavor of beauty which you've never experienced.

when you have the opportunity to peer behind the green curtain, to cross over the threshold, so enter a world unseen previous, make the time to be thankful, respectful, and open your heart to it all. a vision and experience such as that is a rare and lovely thing, and the resonance of which rarely loses its power.

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" when you know you are in it: a dream "

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i went to scotland with my mom and we were traveling to inverness. i stopped off at the visitor center, and everyone was doing a production of an old traditional ceremony.

somehow through some timing mishap, i entered the staging area at a weird time and was crowned the king of scotland.

then during the procession, I could see the wires and lights, and I knew it was a production, but everyone was being so nice, I didn't say anything.

a little boy hid in the front of my hoodie and we watched the log games. he told me about what was happening.

lots of kilted men filled in and had these long cabers with beer an whiskey, tossed them head over tails and then drank from them. it was physical.

the little boy slipped out and was in the bathroom. when I knocked and asked if he was okay, he said yeah, but that I had a challenge coming up.

all the villagers gathered and threw a long caber into the waters of the cold ocean, and then told me i’d have to surf a wave 50-60ft. high if i was to remain king. the wave looked peet brown an ominous.

as i entered the water, the waves took me high and away and i thought I was going to drown clutching to this caber. a woman in a slip appeared between the waves and grabbed onto my floating body. she steered me back to shore and then swam away.

back on land, everyone was waiting in the hall of the visitor center and dressed in casual clothing. when i entered, my friend becca was dancing with the boy and smiling.

she turned to see me and was very surprised, exclaiming "what are you doing here? this is so crazy!" i agreed. her and my mom sat down, and i gave a speech thanking the people for letting me be their king, even if it was for part of the day.

everyone laughed and we all went outside. i took a polaroid, and people congratulated me. I was going to miss them.

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" an adjustment towards sunlight "

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summer fridays and bright even light blazing through the branches of the swaying trees which line the street.

caressing shadows fawn over the tiled walls, and you see the perfect spot for someone to fit right into the geometry of the wall.

when you see the image in your mind, and have it come out so great, so close to how you envisioned it, these are the moments which sustain you.

these are the hope-bringers that you did something meaningful, and can go on to realize other dreams as well, no matter how large or small.

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" beyond what you see "

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no need for kid gloves with me. i'm a dark horse with crimson lips. the brash gale which whips at the walls of your preconceived notions.

come correct or not at all. the deep wake of my strengths slicing through wide waters defy expectation.

we'll treat each other as friends and fellow humans, or walk on by. i've no time for ill behavior, cruelty, teasing, or the all too-oft catcall.

i am the water, the sun, the earth, the molten core. i am the cold of space, the endless night, and the breaking dawn.

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" when you wear the best fit of the day "

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invincibility as a construct is a difficult state to maintain. no matter how invulnerable we feel, our skin is still exposed to the world.

but a complete fit can be that armor to deflect all manner of hesitation. you can find yourself amidst naysayers or judgmental people, and render yourself immediately devoid of harm.

when you wear the best fit of the day, people take heed, and you have soul-fangs. one thing less is the matter, and you can walk tall, proud, confident, beaming, glowing, radiating.

i suppose i am still working on a complete best fit of the day, but i'm getting there piece by piece.

tonight's homework:

make yourself feel better for the benefit of yourself. things are always looking up.

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" top of a small mountain is still a mountain "

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above the ground, above the world, below the sky.

feet planted firmly and feeling powerful with the wind in your face and the strength of generations flowing through you.

all the pains ebbed, the ire depleted, the sadness vanquished. you stand on top of a small mountain and survey the future.

everything possible, loves in your life, delicious foods, your body running full throttle hurtling into every amazing experience after another, never stopping, never letting up.

then a quiet moment of reflection and a held breath exhaled.

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" summertime alignment "

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it's the bright encompassing low sunlight with the extended deep shadows. we find ourselves walking down the streets where there is no escape from this quality of light, and its strength matches the loving closeness of humidity.

your skin feels damp and flush with the heat, and each step requires a shifting navigation of movement such that a small draft or gust of cooler air slips between the back of your shirt and the nape of the collar.

the afternoon pushes on as you engage it. there is no rush other than the self-imposition of wanting to get to point B in general. the faces of the people in the street resembles that of the suffering of the swelter, but you revel in it.

tonight's homework:

stay cool and don't be in a rush; life's pleasures are all in the details.

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" summa summah "

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the dank shift in the air signal the looming thunderstorm approaching. the leaves and branches of nearby trees sway and brush against each other producing the sound of waves crashing and ebbing. dark clouds linger over the distant city.

but we persevere on in our defiance and acceptance of this transition. plans are made, barbeques  are being lit, the daylight is savored, and no matter what we feel about the significance of the day, friendship, goodly neighbor-ship, and the consumption of burgers is on the docket.

so fie on the impending rains, fie on not engaging with your fellow people, and fie on everything but positive energies in the world. we can hold this day of rest as one of a template of days where we may have opportunity to show respect, remembrance, and implement the practice of goodwill.

tonight's homework:

be safe, take care of each other, invite people to kick it.

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" eyes behind the vision "

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having a vision and being able to develop it so that you may transfer your soul and feelings into the image. this is a challenging activity, and with so many "visionaries" on the planet, it's those few which shine through the stock and clutter of the visual arts.

when you have the impulse to create something, you don't need to necessarily breakdown the impulse itself; to categorize the impetus and origins are not needed. all we require is to have a medium and a platform, and gather collaborators around us to aid in the completion of any number of amazing projects.

there's no need for doubt or wariness, for hesitation or shyness. this is the time when you have the courage to extend yourself into the world, and know that there is an audience out there.

tonight's homework:

pull no punches, no holding back. playtime is here, and you are the one to write the rules.

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" soul revolution "

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i've been here before, in many forms, many bodies, and many consciousnesses over many lifetimes. i am the tree. i am the brook flowing through the forest. i seek rivers through the canyons.

i am the animals on the land. i am the deepest oceans. i am the darkness and the light, and i am in each shade of color in between. i am the cosmos and that star matter. i am dark energy and the synapses.

i am the flesh and i am the molecules. i am heat. i am lava. i am the fire which renews and decimates.

i am everything that you are, that i was, that exists.

i am the thought before the action and the impulse before the desire. i've always been here and i will continue to exist long after everything is devoid of description.

tonight's homework:

make today count.

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" the best impromptu idea of the day "

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"meet me in the park," and time stood still. the stars aligned, cardinals flew past, and the sun hung long and low, golden and perfect. all the trees swayed gently in the deep afternoon, while we spread out the wood and coals in the BBQ pit.

no worries left, no stresses or pressing matters to attend to. nothing but sheer blisses and friendship blossoming in that lovely conversational time between arrival and grilled chicken sandwich.

this was how the universe was supposed to be; spending time with loved ones, cooking food out of doors, talking, hiding beer consumption for the police, and riding the day out in a manner of our own choosing. simplicity and summer joys!

excelsior!

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'' thoughts on a sunday afternoon "

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strength, beauty, power, trust, these are not the light-hearted states of being and living that the predominately weak-willed inhabit. we try to stay on task, do our very best, and try to do our best by others. it's this balance between the supposed strengths and supposed weaknesses where we find ourselves defining our truths.

at times we need reminders of our strengths, however seemingly insignificant. the aid of a friend in need, the helping of a stranger find their way, the comforting of someone in need of comfort. as in all of the best most compelling actions, it is in the simple things which resonate the most.

spending time with a friend on a walk in the sunshine, conversing about this and that. making the time to take the time to share the space to be with one another. it is everything good with your time spent figuring it out.

each second of each minute of each hour of each day of each week of each month of each year of your entire life is poetry in motion. the navigation of which will be a constant reevaluation of your values, the system of existing in a certain culture, and the amount of which you will dedicate to a measured integration into the lives of the people in those spaces.

i cannot promise that it will always be evident or as easy as recognition of these people, places, or situations, but i will say when it all comes together, it will be nigh immeasurably rewarding beyond even the furthest expectation. that i can promise.

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 for a moment i thought i was in a different dimension. the rooftop looked exactly the same as my rooftop, but there were people on it. they were smiling and relaxing, drinking beers and laughing. 
 the sun was lowering in the sky and everything around me wavered with an electric vibrancy. it was beautiful. everything was a still moment in real time, and i could see behind the green curtain of the fabric of reality. 
 there was absolutely no way that this rooftop was my rooftop, because for sure i was visiting a friend of mine’s apartment, and 100% i was at her building. 
 but for that short lovely passage of time, early evening with the sunset glowing warm and everything so till and so harmonic…it was a form of a waking dream that extended into my bones. 
 sometimes you realize that the world still has some magic to share, some awe to instill, and some beauty to bestow. and it is in these discoveries where we are refreshed and made anew. 
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for a moment i thought i was in a different dimension. the rooftop looked exactly the same as my rooftop, but there were people on it. they were smiling and relaxing, drinking beers and laughing.

the sun was lowering in the sky and everything around me wavered with an electric vibrancy. it was beautiful. everything was a still moment in real time, and i could see behind the green curtain of the fabric of reality.

there was absolutely no way that this rooftop was my rooftop, because for sure i was visiting a friend of mine’s apartment, and 100% i was at her building.

but for that short lovely passage of time, early evening with the sunset glowing warm and everything so till and so harmonic…it was a form of a waking dream that extended into my bones.

sometimes you realize that the world still has some magic to share, some awe to instill, and some beauty to bestow. and it is in these discoveries where we are refreshed and made anew.

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 just go for it, why not? there’s prolly no better time than right now,or in the least perhaps five minutes from now. 
 i used to do this thing when i was much younger to amp myself up. i used to count down from some ridiculously high number to build up suspense to an action or a decision to put something into action. 
 the something was along the lines of jumping off the diving board, asking if i could play with some other kids, ask some grown-ups normal ole questions. all the situations that in retrospect were very normal/not-weird, but i still held a pause in my self. 
 and to some extent i still feel a hesitation in some situations. i try to figure situations out, figure repairs out, figure out the right goddamn sequence of buttons to press to get to a human on a helpline. and i still count down, but the number has lowered. 
 these are the moments that are becoming more and more integral to us to make a decision. do it now! or at least five minutes from now. 
 no pressure, and  the benefits are potentially infinite . 
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just go for it, why not? there’s prolly no better time than right now,or in the least perhaps five minutes from now.

i used to do this thing when i was much younger to amp myself up. i used to count down from some ridiculously high number to build up suspense to an action or a decision to put something into action.

the something was along the lines of jumping off the diving board, asking if i could play with some other kids, ask some grown-ups normal ole questions. all the situations that in retrospect were very normal/not-weird, but i still held a pause in my self.

and to some extent i still feel a hesitation in some situations. i try to figure situations out, figure repairs out, figure out the right goddamn sequence of buttons to press to get to a human on a helpline. and i still count down, but the number has lowered.

these are the moments that are becoming more and more integral to us to make a decision. do it now! or at least five minutes from now.

no pressure, and the benefits are potentially infinite.

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—- 
 back to basics. taking into account all the lessons learned, all the time passing and how it accelerates. 
 not enough never enough to just feel the passing inspiration to photograph. the passion and fervor for its full expression must be tempered only by the clarity of thought to do it. 
 it’s all there right in front of you. whether it comes out or not, whether it’s a successful image or a failure, it is valid. it had a substance and a place in the world, and it is absolutely special. 
 textures, stitching, angles and lines meeting, the arcs, the rough and the lilt. it’s all there, again with the smallest most delectable details. just look! 
 you are never wasting your time seeking the sublime in the sunlight as well as in those supple shadows. 
 this is one attainable form of unyielding bliss. 
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back to basics. taking into account all the lessons learned, all the time passing and how it accelerates.

not enough never enough to just feel the passing inspiration to photograph. the passion and fervor for its full expression must be tempered only by the clarity of thought to do it.

it’s all there right in front of you. whether it comes out or not, whether it’s a successful image or a failure, it is valid. it had a substance and a place in the world, and it is absolutely special.

textures, stitching, angles and lines meeting, the arcs, the rough and the lilt. it’s all there, again with the smallest most delectable details. just look!

you are never wasting your time seeking the sublime in the sunlight as well as in those supple shadows.

this is one attainable form of unyielding bliss.

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we keep our heads above the waters, bobbing and treading as waves lull and roil about in this ocean of unknowns.

we’re doing the best we can, and non one will ever know how it feels. the most we can do is empathize and promise to take care of the business at hand at the time, in the moment, on the day, in due time.

we are meeting each other in the existing spaces, and can only find the words if the words come. sometimes we talk for hours and have meaningful exchanges.

sometimes we sit in the silence of each others company, need no words, and have meaningful exchanges.

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