Tag: change


http://www.change.gov – the official site of President-Elect Barack Obama

I love it!!!

screenshot from betanews

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We’ve been singing this song (you can listen below) at church the past few weeks.  Its by Bruce Cockburn, but with some additional lyrics written by the guy that is in charge of the service (though the version below is just the Bruce Cockburn version).

As I’ve been preparing to move to a new apartment, I’ve been thinking a lot about life and its mysteries.  So of course this song has been running through my head.

I never thought I’d ever live in Los Angeles, yet here I am.  I’m here and will be for another year or two probably.

I’m firmly in my thirties now, but I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up.  My work experience is scattered all over the place.

Mainly, I just really don’t know…

…other than just accepting life’s mysteries.

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one deep breath: subtle change

I had a difficult time with this weeks prompt, as 2007 has been anything but subtle for me.  In the end I decide to focus on winter precipitation in the pacific northwest.  It is often just a subtle difference between rain and snow on the valley floor.

not a drop, it falls
a unique creation
melting on touch

more bits of subtle change at one deep breath

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one deep breath: haibun

The “Pineapple Express” relentlessly attacks with warm rain.  Rivers swell and overflow, taking with them trees, rocks and houses.  The collective mood of the city becomes one of depressed slumber.  All the while we are inundated with negative political ads.  We wonder if we will ever regain hope.  If things can really change.  If our vote really matters. 

rain falls with darkness
unapologetic to
the daylight it hides

Change does happen.  Sometimes it sneaks up on us.  Sometimes it is sudden and violent.  Always afterwards we have a choice in how we respond.  This election has brought us change.  I hope and pray that this time we respond to that change in a better way. 

more haibun from the poets at one deep breath 

*haibun is a combination of brief prose and haiku.

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