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to pour some wine in my eyes

black with starlight
30 July 1974
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2014: Reboot.

Deep down I am an artist, writer, poet, dancer. Still trying to find my steps, my words, my colors, my media. In the meantime I study bellydance, write two blogs, and sometimes play with a sketchbook or coloring book.

I'm a librarian who lacks a full librarian job. Have the degree, but not quite the position to reflect it. That's part of the change for this year. I love books, and I love helping people find the answers they seek.

I'm a deviant on a few levels. I'm a polytheist. I eat like my ancestors. Sometimes I forget that most of the people I encounter barely know what any of those things mean.

I believe different ways are possible, and live my life to make it so.

A spell/heka from Thorn Coyle which should be uttered daily:
Love! Health! Prosperity! Knowledge! And Great Sex!

Define me and narrow me, you starve yourself of yourself.
Nail me down in a box of cold words, that box is your coffin.
I do not know who I am.
I am in astounded lucid confusion.
I am not even a Muslim.
I do not belong to the land, or to any known or unknown sea.
Nature cannot own or claim me, nor can heaven,
Nor can India, China, Bulgaria,
My birthplace is placelessness,
My sign to have and give no sign.
You say you see my mouth, ears, eyes, nose - they are not mine.
I am the life of life.
I am that cat, this stone, no one.
I have thrown duality away like an old dishrag,
I see and know all times and worlds,
As one, one, always one.
So what do I have to do to get you to admit who is speaking?
Admit it and change everything!
This is your own voice echoing off the walls of God.


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