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Dare in Your Garden

 

“Plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom.”
― Ken Kesey

 

Lose your fear of being different
Dance to your drummer’s beat
no matter how different and strange.
Live in the garden of your own design
and nourish the plants that no one has seen before
Let them grow wild and free
as your dreams dark and mysterious.
Be concerned only with the ways you conform
that are not you.
The things you are for others
that are not your true self.
Those are the weeds in your garden.
Roll naked in your tall grasses
and invite others to make love under your stars
Embrace your strange universe
in the knowledge it is singular
Feel the joy of who you are.
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Lady PhoenixLady Phoenix by G A Rosenberg

 

Camouflaged SnakeskinCamouflaged Snakeskin by G A Rosenberg

 

Quote of the Day – July 13 2012

““That ain’t me, that ain’t my face. It wasn’t even me when I was trying to be that face. I wasn’t even really me them; I was just being the way I looked, the way people wanted.”
― Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

I try hard to understand those who insist on clinging to one box above all others. They insist that they are the label on this box before they are anything else and do everything in their power to epitomize what they view as the essence of that label. Once they have labeled themselves they fight hard to stop anyone else from doing that. They insist that as the representation of their label (patriot, jewish, irish, queer to name a few) they fight for the rights of all those the label represents insisting that they with the unique qualities inherent in the label be treated like everyone else.

I have trouble with that concept most of all. People fighting for their rights. As soon as anyone fights for their rights to my mind they have lost. We all have rights inherent to our being. What they fight for is for the acknowledgement of those rights by others. There seems to be a strong need for the acknowledgement of their label by others.What I don’t understand is why there isn’t a universal movement towards acknowledging rights period. I believe that in a healthy society, each person is valued for who and what they are as a unique being without label or need to categorize. We need to embrace our humanity as a whole not care solely or primarily about the tribe or group that we fit into because it reflects one aspect of who we are. At this point in history when their seems to be greater potential than ever before for disaster due to inter-tribal conflict, it seems the height of irresponsibility to cling to our own tribe at the risk of our humanity.
Blessings, G

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Atomic Wedgie by G A Rosenberg

 

Garden Shadow by G A Rosenberg