6.3.2020 – emotional lives

emotional lives
wonderfully intricate
as music of Bach

Jim Harrison writes in his book, Sundog;

People can be truly amazing.

I got this little theory, an utterly unimportant theory, that most people never know more vaguely where they are, either in time or in the scheme of things.

People can’t read contracts or time schedules or identify countries on blank maps.

Why should they?

I don’t know.

There’s a wonderful fraudulence to literacy.

Yet these same people have emotional lives as intricate as that Bach piece.

Arlo Gutherie once said something along the lines of, “We got to remember who we are so when other people stop for a moment and wonder if its possible to get along in this world, we can be doing that for them. In a world that sucks, you don’t have to do very much at all to make a difference in this world. You can do more with just a smile, hold somebody, say hello to somebody.

Sometimes you make a difference just by showing up.

So many of my friends and relatives are turning up these days in unexpected places.

In parks.

In downtowns.

In streets.

It cities.

In towns.

Amazing people doing amazing this things.

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