look around…

To begin and To end… a little e.e. cummings

“being to timelessness as it’s to time                                                                                              love did no more begin than love will end;                                                                                  where nothing is to breathe to stroll to swim                                                                               love is the air the ocean and the land”

 (excerpt from Love and Its Mysteries – #13)  

How the words of e.e. cummings set the soul to sigh.  He ever reminds that Love is the All, is the Everything, is the It.  What else shall there ever be?

Some Signs of Love popping up around the globe:

*In the January, 2015 edition of Popular Science Magazine, check out the feature article  “Animals Like Us” – you will read about an organization called NhRP, which stands for Nonhuman Rights Project.  This is an organization that has begun to fight for the rights of animals, on a new level.  In December, 2013 – they sued (on behalf of 4 captive chimpanzees) their captors, asking a judge to grant their clients the basic right to not be imprisoned illegally. The NhRP could soon file similar lawsuits on behalf of other great apes (bonobos, orangutans, and gorillas) and elephants—beings that have all been shown to possess highly developed cognitive capabilities.  Read the article and come to terms with the beautiful truth that Humans are not so special or unique in terms of their emotional attachments, ability to reason, love, mourn, problem solve, create social structures, etc…

*The People’s Climate March in Manhattan on September 21st – over 400,000 strong, coming together to show solidarity for our environment.  We must be the change we want to see…so next march, let’s make it 4 million strong, with people from all around the globe.

*Celebrity Wolf OR7 – a wolf from Oregon, the 7th to be caught and fitted with a radio collar…hence the name.  At some point, in September of 2011, OR7 left his pack and wandered southwest, crossed four mountain ranges and five national forests, all the way down and into, California.  And OR7 has found himself a mate, and now has pups.  He is the first wolf in California in over 90 years.  Awesome.

*USA to restore full relations with Cuba.  Moving forward, after more than 50 years.

*Gottlob Schmidt, a farmer in Alberta Canada has just donated his homestead of nearly 1000 pristine acres to be used for hikers.  The park will be called Antelope Hill – it is home to rare native grasslands, aspen groves, wetlands as well as a variety of wildlife and it is stunningly beautiful. Once Antelope Hill opens to the public, the park will be used pretty much just for hiking – no hunting, camping, or vehicle use will be allowed – at Schmidt’s request.  I think I need to get my kiester to Canada!

 *There are 300 women sitting in Congress…for the first time. Ever.  This is an improvement, in terms of representation in government for all women, but it’s still dismally low percentage wise.  The House still comes in at less than 20 percent female representation.  Come on Ladies!  We have to get out to vote! Participate.  Get involved.  Run for government positions.  We are the silent majority.  Let’s embrace our inner “Rosie the Riveter” and change the World.

Have other Love Signs from the horizon?  Share them with me and I will happily post

….in closure, e.e. cummings – from Whispers of Mortatlity #8

in time of daffodils(who know                                                                                                      the goal of living is to grow)                                                                                               forgetting why,remember how

in time of lilacs who proclaim                                                                                                      the aim of waking is to dream,                                                                                         remember so(forgetting seem)

in time of roses(who amaze                                                                                                         our now and here with paradise)                                                                                     forgetting if,remember yes

in time of all sweet things beyond                                                                                     whatever mind may comprehend,                                                                                   remember seek(forgetting find)

and in a mystery to be                                                                                                             (when time from time shall set us free)                                                                           forgetting me,remember me

 

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