Shut Eyes Kept Breath

July 5, 2013

That’s where she existed best.

In the dark, in the light, high upon the rafters,

Perched above the clamor of civilization.

Where fog embraces light in the form of bulbous clouds.

Where the pangs of sorrow are dulled by the atmospheric civility that only floating can offer.

Where tears find home in rain,

Calmness in the breath of nothing,

and stillness in the charm of fluttered roses.

And just the mere possibility of all this, that desire to break free from skin,

It cruised beneath her heart and pushed against limp veins.

Like leather tightly wound against screaming bones,

She felt the itch of wanting to escape;

To melt past rattling walls and bursting bubbles.

But only with shut eyes and kept breath could she find the courage to leap.

And spinning in the solitary moment of her first step was truth flashing upon somber lids.

It was in the rain,

It was in the wind,

It was in the beat of the sun

and in every crater of the moon.

She was interwoven in the bliss of this deserted place.

Every night bathing in the light of the stars

And every morning dancing with a flock of wings.

In her despair she had surrendered to the dream and found triumph in the crux of her soul.

Pirouetted in the divinity of absolute mirth, alas she was home.

Midnight Interlude

February 10, 2013

By: Magnolia

To this experience, she was a guest.

Her usual floppy stance became erect and watchful.

Her eyes scintillated and sunken in fright

As a phantom, superior and with bizarre curiosity

Arose, deliberate, detached and delighted while dismembering itself

Inside the lucidity of a half- remembered dream where

All walls collapsed

Atoms took to beat and

Form neglected the boundaries of human conceptualization.

And while reality took to bed possibility

Buildings skipped from side to side, back and forth in comical repetition.

Red became green, blue, pink and plush purple.

Numbers echoed their  “I am’s” until they, like a string of pearls, conjoined into a choir of nothing but decoration in an empty space.

Fatality became a companion only to walking apathy

Bombastic unpredictability became soothing potential

Quick became irrelevant

And like the sloth, all had abandoned the clock

And just like that, slow became comfortable.

This outer body experience left her observing the shell she originally inhabited

As all it’s questions, and pondering and confused, rampant vocalization,

Silenced her ghostly lips, and all that remained, was one thought

“Am I dead, or am I free?” a wonder that lasted but a second,

For suddenly the turbulence of beauty sliced into her experience

And the happiness of a moment coded in the feeling of a kiss;

Encircled, nuzzled and clutched every molecule

Below and between the gaps of every impossibility.

And a voice breathed forth the

Absence of fear and the presence of peace into an anxiety filled form

Everything was nothing, and nothing was everything.

And all that mattered, embraced the obsolete.

Closed eyes, and in the silence of her peace, her skin whispered, “What am I supposed to do with this?”

And in the dark, the face of an old man, expressionless, and bound to no sense of gravity

With one look, injected truth into into her barely beating veins,

“My love, thou inhibits all and everything. Boundless, you are the mother, father, daughter and son of creation. And your soft gel like tissues, afloat inside a castle of bones? A mere means of transport in a sea of possibility.”

And while her veins pouted in swollen satisfaction, with her last ounce of strength before her soul cavorted with a sleeping body, she said,

“I understand now, but if I forget later?”

And with no words, he thumped the answer into her heart,

“Then close your eyes and open your child.”

With those last words, she awoke

Drenched in the knowing that there was nothing more to be done,

She surrendered to trying and excavated complexity from the jaws of her trained mind.

And her eyes, drooped in the reckless abandonment of being in love with the infinite,

Tickled inside her enlivened flesh.

For there was no becoming she already was.

When you observe mother earth, you are witnessing a reflection, a backwards mirror image painted in the form of wind, rain and heat of the HUMAN CONDITION. This is a look onto our planet from ground and from overview. We only have one planet earth, like our bodies, it’s best we take care of it.

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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

Albert Einstein

On Planet Earth

          FACTS ABOUT MOTHER NATURE’S TIC TOC TIC TOC TIC TOC TIC TOC:

  • More than 80% of the Earth’s surface is volcanic
  • The tornado is the most violent of all earth’s storms
  • Although the light is the fastest thing ever known to man, it seems that it’s not as fast as we thought. The sunlight that’s enlightening the world today is about 30 000 years old. That’s how long it needed to travel from the core of the Sun to its surface. After that it needs only eight minutes to reach the Earth.
  • One lightning bolt has enough electricity to service 200 000 homes.
  • Thunderstorms can generate gusts of wind that can develop additional thunderstorms 100 miles away.
  • Chemical Composition of the Earth: 34.6% Iron, 29.5% Oxygen, 15.2% Silicon, 12.7% Magnesium, 2.4% Nickel, 1.9% Sulfur, and 0.05% Titanium
  • The Greeks fenced off spots that had been struck by lightning so that man would not tred on ground touched by Gods.
  • There is NOT a law of nature that prohibits 2 snowflakes from being identical.
  • A government study showed that one small thunderstorm held more than 33 million gallons of water.
  • Earth can be seen as a living, breathing organism: it regulates temperature, burns energy, continually renews its skin, and experiences changes to its face as it ages with time
  • The biggest clouds are cumulonimbus, climbing up to 6 miles high and holding up to half a million tons of water.
  • A single snowstorm can drop 40 million tons of snow, carrying the energy equivalent to 120 atom bombs.
  • A government study showed that one small thunderstorm held more than 33 million gallons of water.
  • The Earth has tectonic plates, which allow the crust to recycle itself.

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  • The oceans contain 99 percent of the living space on the planet.
  • Silence in space is endless, just like the space itself. On Earth the sound travels in waves that vibrate air molecules. But in the vacuum space there aren’t any molecules to conduct it, so the sound doesn’t exist out there. Even if a space ship explodes there will be just – silence.
  • In ten minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined!
  • Rain contains vitamin B12.
  • In 1973, Skylab 2 astronaut Jack Lousma told Time magazine that he’d accidentally smashed a bottle of aftershave in his first days back from a month-long sojourn in space. He’d let go of the bottle in mid-air, forgetting that it would crash to the ground rather than just float there.
  • The word “planet” comes from the Greek word planetai for “wanderer.
  • The winter of 1932 in the US was so cold that Niagara falls froze completely solid!
  • You can use pine cones to forecast the weather: The scales will close when rain is on the way.

Off Planet Earth

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“He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.”

Persian Proverb