Beautiful, Caitlin!!! Thank you for lifting our spirits and inspiring us to join forces and resist the tyranny.

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"My work is loving the world.

Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird —

equal seekers of sweetness.

Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.

Here the clam deep in the speckled sand.

Are my boots old? Is my coat torn?

Am I no longer young and still not half-perfect? Let me

keep my mind on what matters,

which is my work,

which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.

The phoebe, the delphinium.

The sheep in the pasture, and the pasture.

Which is mostly rejoicing, since all ingredients are here,

which is gratitude, to be given a mind and a heart

and these body-clothes,

a mouth with which to give shouts of joy

to the moth and the wren, to the sleepy dug-up clam,

telling them all, over and over, how it is

that we live forever."

~Mary Oliver, from Thirst

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Caitlin Johnstone​ knocks it out of the park yet again.

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Lovely! Let's all awaken and stay awake until we create the reality we wish to dwell in.

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I love this poem, it is the essence of the human experience. It is the objective of human experience. To learn always, to be part of, but detached from. To add to the sum. To detract from the negative.

To be, in the greatest sense of it.

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Dec 19, 2022·edited Dec 19, 2022

One of your best! People ask, "What can I do amidst the chaos and cruelty?" Start here.

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This is a beautiful piece of prose. It is very uplifting.

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I love it.

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Oh yes...and you do eyes (Windows to the soul) amazingly well:)

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Which is more beautiful, the words or image, for me, this is one of your best works.

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I'm not unconditionally down with Caitlin on this - there were a lot of dead men that had ideas and wrote books and music and poetry and paintings that were true and beautiful and reflected a worthy culture and true civilization:

"Awakening from dead thoughts written by dead men

on sheets made from dead trees.

Awakening from culture,

awakening from civilization,

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beautiful xxoo

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That is beautiful, thank you.

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