…as day fades, a moment to remember…

…which the music will evoke…

 

 

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…double expresso, and a persuasive voice…

…to dispel the gloom…

…and inspire stepping with confidence…


…as day fades, a pleasant night beckons…

…and we acknowledge the contribution of that turbulent spirit…

 

 


…the brew ready, as comes the dawn, softly…

…but to bestir for an active day…


…as night falls, amid the tumult and shouting…

…the meaning of life in a few words, yet insufficiently spoken…

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
[Elizabeth Browning]
…well, for love of life we can hold off on that last line of the poem…

…a bracing brew, and the right tempo…

…and a lively stroll guaranteed…

Curious business, this, Walking Makes Strides Toward Healthier Future For All. The discovery of feet? And walking? Special gear now needed?

…life’s curiosities…


…el papa francisco preaches just economics for the altiplano and the lowlands…

…a clarion call to life and living, and being human in a wounded world – economics of the good life…

Bolivia, just as Ecuador, a country on Pope Francis’ itinerary whose President was almost overthrown in 2008 because of the very policies that Pope Francis (and many millions of other non-neoliberals) is so joyfully praising?

The Guardian gets to the point with the headline, Unbridled capitalism is the ‘dung of the devil’, says Pope Francis. Sample of the news report of his speech in Santa Cruz, Bolivia,

Pope Francis has urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a “new colonialism” by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the “sacred rights” of labor, lodging and land.

In one of the longest, most passionate and sweeping speeches of his pontificate, the Argentine-born pope used his visit to Bolivia to ask forgiveness for the sins committed by the Roman Catholic church in its treatment of native Americans during what he called the “so-called conquest of America”.

And the thing is, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trans-Atlantic Investment Partnership (TTIP), and Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) so obsessively promoted by the US President have yet to be destructively unleashed on an already oppressed and increasingly disadvantaged and dispossessed world.  Read the rest of this entry »