Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ecological Landscapes

"If I say that I live in the 'United States' or in 'Canada,' in 'British Columbia' or in 'New Mexico,' I situate myself within a purely human set of coordinates. I say little or nothing about the earthly place that I inhabit, but simply establish my temporary location within a shifting matrix of political, economic, and civilizational forces struggling to maintain themselves, today, largely at the expense of the animate earth. The great danger is that I, and many other good persons, may come to believe that our breathing bodies really inhabit these abstractions, and that we will lend our lives more to consolidating, defending, or bewailing the fate of these ephemeral entities than to nurturing and defending the actual places that physically sustain us."

- David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rumi, "The Breeze at Dawn"

"The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. 
Don't go back to sleep. 
You must ask for what you really want. 
Don't go back to sleep. 
People are going back and forth across the door-sill 
where the two worlds touch. 
The door is round and open. 
Don't go back to sleep."
- Rumi.

Personal Update

I am still alive!

Life has been a little hectic over the past few months.  I have moved across the country, and have begun walking down a different pathway. Given that things are settling down, I will be sure to update soon.

I have experienced many great things. Life is good.

Stay tuned!

- Teddy Grahams