Grief (& the crazier things get)

The crazier it gets (& it's getting pretty bloody crazy, hmmm? Crazier by the day if I am not much mistaken)

 

the more I notice

  • trees
  • flowers
  • intense greens & blues

 

& the more I try not to notice

  • brown, dead trees (so many of them!?) :(
  • people's meannesses, greed, self-absorption

 

(some of us, I swear, with heads so far up our own behinds

we've not seen daylight for months or years)

 

Oh. More things I notice with delight

  • birdsong (& birds!! :)  )
  • vines on houses/buildings :)

 

& I remain

  • always
  • always
  • always

 

tremendously grateful for all the goodness/love/blessings that do exist, in the world, & in my own little life.

Janet

p.s. grief lately; a lot of grief coming up.

2 helpful items on the topic:

**close to an hour long & soooo worth your 60 minutes! :)

** shorter Weller interview that includes discussion of the 5 gateways. 14 minutes. Utterly fascinating & insightful - about our culture, & about grief. Must-see!!

5 "gateways to grief" according to Weller:

1. Losing someone or something that you love 2. Places in us and others that have never known love 3. Sorrows of the world e.g. abrupt climate change 4. What we expected and did not receive 5. Ancestral grief e.g. grieving for our part in the violence committed in the past.

 

p.p.s. I get a lot of info coming in about global weather/climate change/disasters/floods/tornados/earthquakes/methane eruptions/Arctic sea ice disappearance/ocean acidification/nuclear disasters/pollution/radioactive rainfall, etc. etc. Global climate situation is beyond-the-beyond scary & unpredictable. & the nuke situation none too pretty either, you know?? :(   Hence, perhaps, the grief .... hmmmmm?

p.p.p.s. some not bad advice here, I think, about how to cope with the daily ramping up of craziness.

'Quote for today':

“If you need to feel hope, you’re courting despair, and if you court despair you will stop working. So try to wean yourself from this need to have hope. Try to have faith instead, to do what you can, and stop worrying about whether or not you’re effective...Worry about what is possible for you to do, which is always greater than you imagine.” ~ Oscar Romero