Pink & Green: For Love, & for Eco-care, & for People-care, & for equal rights everywhere…

Made this yin-yang meme today (using MS Paint & Word), triggered by the latest Australian Greens kerfuffle… (Green is not Pink, Pink is not Green, but unless they embrace each other so, I see little hope for either, or for any of us & our descendants).

pg yinyang meme

From 1987: “OKK” [Some poetry gleaned while Collating Smatterings of Memoirings (2)]

Thirty years ago, give or take a couple of months, I wrote these lines, with their exaggerated miscalculations of the speed of what was already then known to be happening . . .
Sydney’s still here, so are the other places, so far so good, thank goodness, but also so far not so good with regard to what’s still happening  …

okk meme

Some poetry gleaned while Collating Smatterings of Memoirings (2) / From 1987: GOOD BE WITH YOU …

When I imagined, made, & posted the ‘for / the good of all /& for / the goodness in all’ this morning, I had no memory at all of this piece (of which there is more in the file I copied this from)!

GOODBEWITHYOU

for / the good of all /& for / the goodness in all

4thegood meme

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What this came from: while (in bed before sleep) remembering two of a set of four lines I learned from an erstwhile mentor, E.J. Gold (via his books) & during an early period in this bed in this room in the hills outside Mullum (we moved here in 2002) & used to repeat before sleep: “For the sake of all beings everywhere”, & “To relieve the suffering of the Absolute”, these lines came.

& what do I know? well, while I can’t say I believe that silently sending one’s good-willing energy “out there” can make a difference, as some people say prayers can, I also can’t say I believe that it can’t — & it certainly can’t do any harm. & it makes me feel good… & that’s good too…

Happy Hoping Blues + Hope (II)

Happy Hoping Blues

I took this photo this morning, made this meme this afternoon.
I took this photo this morning, made this meme this afternoon.
I’ll be going home tomorrow, glad I’ll see my loved ones soon.

Nobody lives for ever, that is something we all know.
Nobody lives for ever, that is something we all know.
But we can hope till the last moment, & then it’s surely time to go.

The blues were made for sorrows, & sorrows are a part of life.
The blues were made for sorrows, & sorrows are a part of life.
But the truth can set us free, & put an end to strife.

I’ve got these happy hoping blues, because I love their love & mine.
I’ve got these happy hoping  blues, because I love their love & mine.
& with these hoping happy blues, I know we’ll all be just fine.

hopeII meme