Monday, March 30, 2009

#haiku sitting listening / stars shine the grass is growing / I am created
In search of the Priest of Beauty...
#hailu "As kingfishers catch / fire, dragonflies draw flame... / MYSELF it speaks... spells."
"If from the palette mortal man could steal
The precious pigment, pain, why then the scroll
Would glare with colour meaningless and bright" Ella Wheller Wilcox
#haiku In these simple things - / chuckles gurgles little toes - / is joy manifest

Monday, March 23, 2009

Musing on honesty vs authenticity & self-censorship and emotional self-regulation....
#haiku running on empty / every breath heartbeat a grace / running on empty
I was reminded again tonight that perspective is important and that composite perspectives have great utility.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

How is it that doctors can consider the principle of Occam's razor esoteric?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

What is the moral argument against addiction?

Legacy

In thinking of utility I return continually to the utility of my grandmother's life. She was born to relatively wealthy parents in an age when daughters inherited nothing and married well to an intellligent man with good prospects and yet she ended up a widow without wealth, uneducated.

She lived a long life and died quite suddenly of an acute surgical emergency without preceding debility: she took ill and died within hours. I think that if she had thought of it, it would have been her desired type of end: an independent life fully lived.

I hope that her later years were happy. She was a vibrant, forceful intelligent woman and I never had the impression that she was depressed or overwhelmed; I never had a sense of despair or desperation. And yet for all the joys of busy days with friends and family in beautiful and temperate country she has left no legacy.

Unless I AM a legacy.

I have no children. I am unlikely to have children. So, my legacy will have to be otherwise. And I do not have even an inkling of what that legacy could be. I have a keen appreciation of the how, but not even a glimmer of the what.

Do you have a sense of your potential legacy?
"This human mind wrote history, and this must read it." Emerson

Monday, March 16, 2009

Skill is domain specific; wisdom would seem to be domain independent. Accepting it as orientation makes value judgements implicit and yet no-one would argue that wisdom is value-neutral....
Better thinking and wisdom are different. If wisdom is a matter of orientation how do we define the space?

Sunday, March 15, 2009

#haiku Viewing the cherry / blossoms on the second day / Lambent Glory - Hai!
#haiku Stranger to myself / seeking post-reciprocal / for my alter ego...
#haiku At termination / no interpenetration / Reciprocity
#haiku silk skin on silk skin / skin hunger satiated / a consummation
#haiku Imagination /swish tap huh! slick sut! sut! sut!/ Anticipation
#haiku Locks on desire / as tinder to living flame / and I am strung taut
In search of a rutter

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Exemplars serve by repetition because language is a blunt instrument and the brain without a user manual. Time and frequency are essential because the brain takes frequency as a proxy for import.
#haiku The infinite host / dancing on an electron / angels' ecstasy
#haiku Imagination / In the beginning was WORD /Prime Creation
#haiku Wartenberg wheel skin / silk leather ice wax whisper / blissful sensation
#haiku D2 5-HT / Skin hunger satiated / Oxytocin - Joy!
#haiku Neurotransmitters / Dopamine Serotonin / Oxytocin - Joy!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

#haiku There is a promise / of soothing release in this / tender ecstasy
#haiku In these simple things - / water salt sun fresh bread milk - / is joy manifest
#haiku Why the eightfold path / if happiness is wisdom? / Grace is sufficient....

Monday, March 09, 2009

#haiku possessing possessed / holding held loving loved twinned / ineffable joy

Sunday, March 08, 2009

#haiku Desires warring / the stigmata of love mark / this flesh battlefield
#haiku Anticipation / nipple near almost... - a peg / and I am strung taut
#haiku Time is a gift past / measure between lovers who / trusting accept all
#haiku This adoration / my blood it's beat it's spark is / delicious joy
#haiku This is a prayer. / my fragile heart in your hands / This is a blessing.
#haiku This is a haiku. / my fragile heart in your hands / This is a prayer.
#haiku Anticipation / then drenching consummation / a resurrection
#haiku Mellow tenderness / my little finger clenched close / in infant fingers

Friday, March 06, 2009

#haiku trial and trial / pounding folding pounding soul / forged flexible force
#haiku Mystery exists / in all the shadowed hollows / of sweaty after
Percepts are learned, modulated and enriched by experience. To be perceptive is to be engaged and reflective, embedded and observing....
self as monolithic or self as swarm?

Thursday, March 05, 2009

#haiku words all shaped perfect / God spoke my flesh into yours / meaning manifold
#haiku words shaped perfect / God spoke my flesh into yours / meaning manifold
#haiku Anticipation / consummate kiss on my nape / undammed liquid flood
#haiku This is true wisdom / be subject before object / loving's need, loved want
#haiku mismatched threads quilting / doings and done patched end-end / my history me

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

#haiku a crucifixion / stigmata of love adorn / a resurrection
#haiku pressing pain pleasure / promise pain pleasure 'peasement / a crucifixion
#haiku Measure without end / each his own scale for others / my chi dances blithe
#haiku lone candle flickers / gentle breeze in darkest night / eyes focussed inward
#haiku skin thin skin thick skin / heart heavy heaving open / encompassed loving

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

#haiku touch three turquoise ting / synaesthete floats on the sound / buoyed to heaven
haiku touch three turquoise ting / synaesthete flies in the taste / Proust's deepest envy
#haiku a ton of coal pressed / sunshine aeons uncounted / a perfect diamond
#haiku failure and failure / lessons each a sharp chisel / sculpting a human
#haiku skin thin skin thick skin / heart heavy heaving open / encompassed loved
#haiku touch three azure ting / synaesthete drowns in the taste / ineffable light
#haiku one prime holy clang / synaesthete drowns in the taste /mystery spoken
#haiku Adam Eve Michael / Moses Mozart and Euler / you and I brother
#haiku Adam Eve and Michael / Moses Mozart and Euler / you and I brother
#haiku symmetry beauty / no-mind instantiation / purpose perfection
#haiku in inhalation / preparation; performance / in exhalation
#haiku in inhalation / expectancy; completion / in exhalation
#haiku completely submerged / in abyssal history / silence shouts volumes
#haiku a touch here soflty / a whisper warm close against / and I am unstrung
#haiku velvet skin glimmers / ebon eyes glisten a caress / deep satisfaction
#haiku two mirrors facing / an infinite corridor / unspoken koan
Tolstoy had it wrong; joy is not undifferentiated