Re: Rules for Ravishing the Spirit
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, radistasi2 wrote:
> Thanks for this tribute to Paulina.
> The poem was of great beauty.
> If you don't mind I would like to post
> it on a couple of other egroups as well.
> Thanks again,
> rick distasi
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: holderlin66
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> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 1:44 PM
> Subject: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: Rules for Ravishing the
>Yes, thank you. I didn't know Pauline but offer my
> Carry Her safely to the port within the storm,
> Carry her Christologies to Michael's door;
> And she was vibrant, IS vibrant, and vibrant in our School
> Carry her safely, a precious Michael tool.
> And thoughts dissipate as the mind unravels like a thread
> And so the soul hardly remembers all that we thought and said.
> There are emotions, vital links and things we felt when living
> Carry her softly for all she knew of giving.
> Carry her gently as she rises with her stars
> Carry her upward as she expands and grows our hearts.
> There her two sons come to greet her, livingly as light to share
> Carry her gently as memories flit and light here and there
> And whispers of her former minds old thoughts and treasures
> Mingle with her future karmic measures.
> Ravish her and cleanse her as a Michael friend and lover
> And for her earthly ash a bed of rose for cover.
condolences to her family and friends. She seemed
to be the kind of woman to keep the fire burning,
and inspire deep thought to derive meaning from
world events and individuals' actions. In particular,
I was struck by what she wrote about Cindy Sheehan:
> "Please don't reference Sheehan to me.These are harsh judgments yet, at the same time,
> She is an unfortunate woman who did not take
> the time to grieve the loss of her son in
> a necessary way before letting her emotions
> get hooked by ideologues, and don't tell me
> I'm clueless about this, I've buried two
> sons - both just 21 -within 14 months of
> each other and i kept going to work day in
> and day out. It takes a lot of soul steel
> to get through the loss of a child,
> especially after having seen then reach
> the age of 21. Been there done that.
> Sheehan is way off base and the ret of her
> family thinks so as well. Her husband is
> even divorcing her."
honest reactions. I am grateful for Cindy and
have deep respect for her, and accept that even
opinions like the one stated above have value
in the grand scheme of things, whether we agree
with them or not. If we all listened to (and
obeyed) everything our families, spouses, friends,
and other well-meaning people in our lives said
and didn't (instead) follow our own unique path,
we would never know the sweet taste of success.
We would never experience that which is ours alone
to experience. In tribute to Cindy and Pauline, both.
- Thank you Bradford.rick distasi
Artist and paintings by Katharine Camaron