Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I have a friend that's been in and out of my life for 28 years. We connected easily and quickly and no matter how long goes between e-mails or visits, our paths appear to be parallel and it's just a hop, skip and a jump from his path to mine, or vice-versa.

E-mailed him awhile ago to say, "Do you think we have karma?" He wrote back in about 5 minutes, "Old and deep."

That's what I'm talking about. Easy. The fact that he's gay doesn't hurt, either.

He wakes up each morning with what he calls his Morning Mantra. Sometimes I'll just send an e-mail with only "MM?" in the subject line, and wait to see what comes back. His MM is always apropos for me that day - of course.

Yesterday he voluntarily sent his Morning Mantra to me: "The highest level of sophistication and enlightenment in this world is simplicity." This speaks to my theory that developmentally disabled individuals are amongst the wisest.

Today I woke up with my own, and first, Morning Mantra: "Write every stone," which I took to mean, leave no stone unturned in terms of writing - write everything, get into some of those last deep, dark corners and write them out. Clear them. Release their hold, their energy, their power.

It won't be sophisticated and it won't be simple, but it's sure to be enlightening.


Lola said...

I have a migraine and am tired and single mom this week so I especially loved reading today's tite "Morning Margarita" That's what you really meant to write right!?!?!?!

Suzy said...

"It won't be sophisticated and it won't be simple, but it's sure to be enlightening."
..and a real knee slapper!

love you


Wanda said...

Ooo...I love Morning Mantras. And I love having friends like this.

Can't wait to read the next book--or the one before it, for that matter.

Michelle O'Neil said...


Tanya @ TeenAutism said...

With my Mary Seeds and Morning Mantras, I should be set, right? :)

graceonline said...

Write every stone. You've given me a good deal to ponder with just three words. Right up there with the sound of one hand clapping, which after all these years, continues to stump and nourish me.

She said...

I absolutely LOVE that -- "Write every stone!"

I can see in on a T-Shirt and on the back is the word, "LOVE."

You know I'm stealing that, right? ;-)

Lori said...

My morning mantra is usually "Don't f***ing talk to me. I haven't had my tea yet." LOL

Actually, it's something I need to work on. I do the envisioning my day thing, which works wonders. If I tell myself, "Yes self, you're going to enjoy this day" I do. :)

Jerri said...

As you write, the weight is lifted and the stones roll away.

Miracles are rarely sophisticated and never simple. They just....are.

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Deb Shucka said...

Soooo cool. Write every stone indeed. I love this post. I love you.

kario said...

No judgement.
Just love.