Monthly Archives: March 2016

Poised – a present goal

Quote from Gary Stokes (#2)

“Present, connected, grateful, creative and lighthearted, they have mapped the territory. Welcome to the frontier.”

They being … “Nevertheless, other seekers have gone before us, recognizing their own human frailty but listening to some call to move out onto the wild frontier where little is predictable or familiar. These intrepid warrior travelers have deconstructed the commonplace and limiting tactics of daily survival to discover rich strategies that open up new worlds.”

The world of “lifebeinglife” the present moment …


Ozymandias … Perspective …

Ozymandias  encountered this poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) while watching this YouTube Video after searching for “When breath becomes air” about the biography of neurosurgeon.

Paul Kalanithi in interview reminded me of Randy Pauch’s Last Lecture


Shelley’s “Ozymandias”

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”[4]

Words walk their own way …

Words walk their own way
When mouth’s open just to say.

Listen, hear your own true sound
See, what life in you has found.

Know why you utter forth, to form
Have faith you are the coming norm.

Become alive, on waves of ryhme
Stand still and fill with fleeting time.

No one, knows how we arise
That uncertainty … is the total prize.