Lange and Ruess - A harder mysticism...

Lange,
You wrote: Someone to listen while I try to remember how to breathe.  Lord that's beautiful, it makes me all warm in the anima, but what does it mean?  This from Robinson Jeffers' 'Credo' -
I humbler have found in my blood 
bred west of Caucasus a harder mysticism.    

I'm a hard mystic, Lange.  I don't know squat about the true underlying existence of reality.  Give me coffee stains on teeth, salty tears when listening to Karen Carpenter, the always illicit rush of mounting stairs behind a woman's fanny.

Someone to listen while I try to remember how to breathe.  Flesh and bone it out, Lange. Give it two days and respond; that time'll save you from reacting, which is what most of the population does.

I'm listening.

14 comments:

  1. can't remember the last time I waited as eagerly for notification of an update.

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  2. A hard mysticism... hmmmm... I wonder if harder means with flesh welded more securely to the soul and spirit?

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  3. Thanks, Winn...I hope you are well.

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  4. Vern, could be...I'll ask Ruess about it...

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  5. Here.
    And listening.

    Fleshing and boning it out...

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  6. Thanks, Ann...I'm trying to listen as well...

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  7. Anonymous9:36 AM

    You know, my brother, we don't wonder nearly enough about what the words mean that fall from the heart of a person. We're all too damn confident with what we think we know.

    You seem to be an honest man crying out in the wilderness, John.

    Give me that ...

    - Laure

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  8. My friend in Colorado has powers and magic...

    John, this is the thick stuff.

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  9. i had to look up the word "anima". it was very interesting to see the etymology. the roots having meanings like, breath, wind, he breathes, to breathe...also translated as "soul".

    a mystery beneath the surface.
    your story has me serching for a glass bottomed boat.

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  10. Laure, yes, too busy for 'wonder'...a shame it what it is...

    I'm waving from down the hill...hope you are well.

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  11. Seth, thanks for wading through the thick...and being a friend from afar...

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  12. n. davis,

    Thanks for taking the time to look up a word...you're better than the average bear! And for taking the time to comment...gracias.

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  13. Someone to listen while I try to remember how to breathe.

    good glory man, those words should be in a movie.

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