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Margaret’s Awakening – Part 1

May 31, 2016 @ 8:23 am
by e.neil
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Margaret combed through her platinum hair with manicured red fingernails. She tucked a moist lock behind her left ear. Her body undulated up and down. Seawater misted her in pulses with the boat skipping over the waves. Her left index finger and thumb slid down the gold chain she wore around her neck. They grasped the oval pendant hanging just below her collar bone. She smiled. A subconscious memory floated into only instinctual recognition. The weight of gold between her fingers calmed her. Her fingertips orbited the raised illegible text that time worn down - an ancient coin from a [...]

The Purpose Of Life: Work to Live OR Live to work?

May 23, 2016 @ 8:04 am
by e.neil
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The other day I read an article by an associate.  She takes the position that we humans require a purpose in life and to work is that purpose.  To be constructive.  To be building or building toward something. Do you agree? Several days before that, I came across an idea which suggested a dichotomy of two kinds of societies: “live to work” societies and “work to live” societies. Surely humans are not so simple as to be divided so, well, simply. Are we? If so, I can see how I certainly live in a “Live to Work” society: Japan.  And [...]

Primal, Tribal, FIRE

January 4, 2016 @ 8:21 am
by e.neil
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Smoke billowed up, blinding me. I squinted my eyes, breathing clamped shut. And I smiled. Primal... Tribal… … FIRE! The flames lashed out against the smoke, a burning braid hungry to consume more. And more I fed it. For the past year, or perhaps more – I admit in shame – my garden clippings have been accumulating. Not only unsightly, they posed a fire hazard as well. One stray cigarette from a neighbor and POOF up goes the pile of dead cuttings. And the house as well. Taking advantage of a few days off of regular work, getting things done [...]