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In order to answer a call of love…Follow one man’s quest… As he tries to span beyond death itself…

Haunting, Elegiac and Beautiful…

Just some of the things used to describe a working process I hope you will take the time to experience.

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D.E.HOUGHTON

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The collecter(original version)

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The Collector

Everyday the old man would walk through the town’s side streets, fields, and woods, stuffing things in his pockets. In each pocket, a world: Smooth stones and grey clouds. Sparkling stars and dying flowers. Spiders and moon-glow.

When he ran out of pockets to fill, he would go home and empty the contents out onto the floor, staring in child-like wonder at the treasures he had found. The simple things most people are too busy to notice.

A silent goodbye (haibun)

words
buried deep
contain hidden treasure

She is quiet by nature. Her words are few. It takes a courage she doesn’t possess for her to reveal her inner thoughts. But what her words can’t say, she expresses with a look, a touch, or gesture.

two ships
in a small ocean
distance expanding

She enters a semi darkened room where the child is sleeping. Gently, she bends down to kiss his forehead. It is time for farewells, a parting of ways for a while.

the brave knight
hiding
behind castle walls

With closed eyes the child hears her enter the room. He knows she has come to say goodbye. He smells her perfume and then feels a kiss, as light as an angel’s sigh, on his forehead. He wants to be brave and say goodbye, but he knows his tiny heart would break if he sees her face. She, my mother, pauses for a moment at the door, and I feign sleep until she’s gone.

Words into a poem game

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Take four words from the words below and write a poem using each four words that you picked. The poem can be long or short, it doesn’t matter as long as the four words you picked are in the poem.(borrowed from Sandford Lynn).

Pick which words resonate with you.

The words:

Leaves

Dragonfly

Emperor

Kingdom

Twilight

Joy

Shadow

Canyons

Waves

Hands

Sun

Ghosts

Pond

Face

Blackbirds

Tambourines

Names

Tribe

Woofy

Meow

Shore

Monkey

Queen

From a conversation about time

Is time an illusion?

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
Albert Einstein

The distinction between past, present, and future is an illusion is my interpretation of Einstein’s quote.

Time is also relative.

For one person in prison, the day can seem to last an eternity. For a person who is with a loved one having the “time” of his life, time goes fast, or more accurately, it stops. There is no sense of time. But later only when they think about, it seemed the day went fast. But where is time if you stop thinking about it?

And, can one person’s past be someone else’s present which can be someone else’s future?

Three people are on a very long ship at sea with each three at different spots on the ship. One in the front, one in the middle, and the third at the back. A dolphin swims by. The one in the front spots the dolphin, then it’s gone. Then the person in the middle spots it swimming by, then it’s gone. Finally the third person spots the dolphin. For the first person his past is the dolphin after it passed, which is the middle man’s present(as he’s seeing the dolphin). And then the same for the last man. Happening at the same time? Relative?. Only in the perspective of each person. It happened in each of the three persons now.

These ideas of time and how it’s so relative are interesting. The science–especially quantum physics are interesting, but on a personal level (and the point of this blog) is I believe time is a man-made construct.

In a time before the calendar where was time?

How can time exist–except in our minds?

What is tomorrow but a thought of tomorrow? Tomorrow, like yesterday, doesn’t exist. This might sound new agey, but only now exists. Like that couple in love, there is only now.

Now and now and now, over and over again.

Think about tomorrow…when is that thought taking place? Now. By the time you think it it’s already gone.

Think about yesterday..same thing.

Tomorrow is a thought. Yesterday is a thought. Where is time in this eternal present?

I think Einstein was right about the purpose of time. I think that quote hints at the psychological man made nature of time.

It’s interesting. I think direct experience is the truth, and like basic truths, it is paradoxical. There is only now..but yet my body ages(or does it? Every seven years I have a brand new body, all new cells). But does presence age? Bodies, ideas, beliefs change, but do you(beyond time–awareness) age?

Anyone got the time?

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Daily prompt–Because the night

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I am very much a night owl.

My brain really starts to get clear as soon the sun goes down(it’s foggy in early hours and basically all day, probably due to getting up early, at least that’s what I blame my absentmindedness on).

Nighttime, though, my brain switches to hyper clarity mode. Maybe it’s the feeling of calm that the dark and quiet brings. The neighborhood is asleep and everything is veiled in a black cloak. You can almost breathe in the atmosphere.

For whatever reason I feel like I can accomplish anything at night..thoughts quiet down when writing or whatever–but when I need to sleep they speed up.

So, yea, I am most productive at night. Unfortunately, my late nights are restricted to the weekend as I have to be up at the ungodly and inhumane hour of 4am everyday.

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My inner vampire is grouchy when he has to get up early