When I am giddy with the prospect of juicy gossip, John O’Donohue throws down this gauntlet to me:
May you not disrespect your mystery through brittle words or false belonging. -“For Absence” in To Bless The Space Between Us
Physicists tell us that our thoughts are energy and energy doesn’t die. Do I really want the negative energy of gossip to be my lingering legacy in the universe?
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On gossip before there was gossip!
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Rita, thanks for sharing; -for me brittle words sounds like anything not embodied, false belonging – social nicety pretense; and I trust that a lot of debris will a) transform before I pass on or even b) might be useful in a new disguise somewhere else. Thanks again for the inspiration.