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It's 3am. Can't sleep. I wouldn't say I have insomnia. Just went to bed at 10 and woke up at 3. Woke up after dreaming of Egypt. Thousands of years ago.
It's Carpenters, by the way. Not "the" Carpenters. Just Carpenters. And yes, they thought about it. A LOT. Let's honor their choice. Carpenters. Maybe your 'fraidy cat band needs a definite article to pave the way for their moniker, but not Carpenters. Their name stands free, unqualified. It's that strong.
I am releasing my single and album to commercial radio, putting the CD into retail all over the U.S. Also finishing the first six episodes of a TV show. Finishing a book, making apparel, developing movies. It's quite intense.
So can I keep perspective? How can I find confirmation that my motives, my drive comes from the "right" place?
The great 2008. Gateless gate. Weightless weight. Stateless state.
Of all the New Year's Eve's I've had in this, last night was probably my favorite. Just me and my wife. Quiet dinner for two. Conversation, absolutely fantastic food (thanks Trilogy!). I felt like dining on the light side. Had a cheese plate, some bruschetta, a hot pastry stuffed with brie. Exceptional at every turn. Marci had a four course meal including some of the best pasta and thai rolls I've ever had. We made our New Year's resolutions.
we are a place
our prism is poem
tunneled in twos
refracting a face
endful of stories
bejeweled with cues
Just finished three days at the third annual Integral Spiritual Center gathering. I was privileged enough to provide music for a group of spiritual teachers that included Father Thomas Keating, Brother David Steidle-Ross, Rabbi Zallman, Roger Walsh, Swami Sally Kempton, Linda and Saniel Bonder, Musho Di Hamilton Sensei, Genpo Roshi, Terry Patton, James Fowler, David Deida, Sophia Diaz, and of course the kooky Bodhisattva we have to thank for the whole thing, Ken Wilber.
Everything I do today is for John Waite.
Before you say one word, before you utter "Missing Y..." Don't. D.o.n.t.
If you wanna check out some love-fun, I did an interview with IONS Shift-In Action last night with Stephen Dinan. I really enjoyed it, and for those who are interested in a more in-depth discussion of family, art, spiritual practice, and an integral approach to art, this is a wondeful place to tune in.
I'm getting a Great Dane on November 1st. His name is Mazzy Hello Kitty Davis. I am SO EXCITED!! I already have dog beds, have been reading up on literature, and putting the house in order for its newest family member.
We got a boy dog. cuz let's face it, this house needs some masculilne energy, and it ain't coming from me. If a human has three bodies (gross, subtle, causal), I'm pretty sure I'm 2/3rds girl. It's a fluke I ended up with a dick at all. It's amazing I'm not gay (I had to put a lot of penises in my mouth to understand that, but we all have different learning 'styles' ;-).
my eariest memory is lying on my back in the crib as an infant. i don't remember wanting anything, needing anything. i wasn't hungry, or in pain, or sleepy. i just remember the pattern of the ceiling as it was framed by the horizontal border of my crib. i heard people in the back ground. no idea what they were saying. nothing special about that moment, other than it's as far back as my personal memory goes.