Monday, March 4, 2002
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Monday, March 4, 2002
The 993nd Edition
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Editors: Jerry Katz, Gloria Lee, Christiana Duranczyk
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Gloria LeeBOBBY GRAHAMANALOGIES DO NOT HAVE THE POWER TO PROVE ANYTHING!
Until you can offer evidence you cannot claim any definition of
these mysteries is any more valid than any one else's claims._____________NINAHehe, I was wondering when things would get around to this: the root
in one's own neediness.
Here's another twist:
I have found that I am compelled to help others, in fact, there seems
to be this magnetic FORCE that draws needy people to me. Is it helper
pheromones? I don't know. Walk down the street, and every person
needing a 'cup of coffee' (or name your beverage) or a few quarters
for the bus or food for their kids or directions or conversation or
attention or an outlet or a whipping board appears in my path. Even
if I am in a group of people, these people come directly for me.
There are all kinds of need around me. So many ways of manifesting.
I have learned to recognize 'natural need' (which I may oblige)
and 'toxic need' (which I do not)... and to put my own needs first.
This is an odd twist on compassion, eh?~~~~GREG GOODEThis is great wisdom, whether applied to "one's own" needs or the needs of "others'"!_____________JAN BARENDRECHTunderstanding of self - finer godsend flauntsself and bliss - badness fillsself and fortune - resentful and of...self-abasement - false name bestself-abuse - safe bluesself-accusation - unsocial facetsself-acting - face glintsself-actualize - faculties' zealself-admirer - dearer filmsself-analytic - clean falsityself-applause - ape plus fleasself-appointed - finest dope, palself-asserting - tireless fangsself-centered - reflects needself-chastisement - finest aches smeltself-conceit - conflict, see!self-conscious - fool in successself-contained - enclosed in fat!self-contradiction - ordinate conflictsself-denial - defines allself-depreciation - if delicate personself-destruct - rust deflectsself-identification - infinite of dialectsself-image - mega filesself-immolation - fame to millionsself-importance - farce, simpleton!self-improvement - left prime venomsself-interest - inserts fleet!self-limited - lifted smileself-love - levels ofself-mortification - is official tormentself-mutilation - all-out feministself-proclaimed - flares compiledself-promotion - molest if pornoself-published - Bush if spelledself-purification - unofficial priestself-realization - laziest if lonerself-reliance - life's cleanerself-righteous - huge fist, loser!selfish - flesh is!self and relationship - finest paranoid hells[Jan_____________________GLORIA LEE sendsWISE MEN KEEP TALKING ABOUT
Time is the shop
Where everyone works hard
To build enough love
To break the
Wise men keep talking about
Wanting to meet Her.
Women sometimes pronounce the word God
A little differently:
They can use more feeling and skill
With the heart-lute.
All the world's movements,
Apparent chaos, and suffering I now know happen
In the Splendid Unison:
Our tambourines are striking
The same thigh.
At a juncture in this poem.
There are a thousand new wheels I could craft
On a wagon
And place you in -
Lead you to a glimpse of the culture
And seasons in another dimension.
Yet again God
Will have to drop you back at the shop
Where you still have work
("The Gift" -- versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky; orginal presentation by David Williamson)