(and not get caught)
And alright, before anyone beats me to it, if you're *actually* looking for advice on how to smuggle anything then, um... start by dressing inconspicuously?
What a FABULOUS poem. Thank you for it, Dougald. I've climbed inside it and am smuggling myself – everywhere.
"Start with the wonder, or we won’t have the heart for the journey." Yes! So much going on to break our hearts, but wonder is one way to restore the brokenness. So is community.
Some good soil
Hopefully we can give seeds space-time
Pondering the loss of time, in a ‘culture’ that has no time left to it, it’s time fast running out, and meditating on a boat about to go over a weir
Re ‘story’ I couldn’t help but recall Stanley Hauerwas’ words
‘The god most Americans say they believe in is not interesting enough to deny, because it is only the god that has given them a country that ensures that they have the right to choose to believe in the god of their choosing, Accordingly, the only kind of atheism that counts in the US is that which calls into question the proposition that everyone has a right to life, liberty, and happiness.
America is the exemplification of what I call the project of modernity. That project is the attempt to produce a people that believes it should have no story except the story it chose when it had no story. ‘
Looking forward to next week and also revisiting your words Dougald when the recording appears in my inbox
As someone who has been directly encountering Coyote for half a decade now, I very much wish I could attend. Hope the sessions are fruitful and that there will be similar opportunities in the future.
Agee with Adam. Not the right moment for me I guess, but wishing you all well on your dive!
I can admit I am a bit jealous that I won't be joining the group that gathers toward the culture work you've called in, Dougald. Blessings and beautiful courage to you all.