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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 06:13 pm
afternoon meditation

I sit in this quiet house, in this still room, grateful for this day.

I feel my muscles move in response to the miracle of my thoughts, touch these keys beneath my fingers, and see the words appear before my eyes. I hear crunching in my mouth and taste sugar on my tongue. I smell the sweet, candy-like perfume of the daphne blossoms that Nicole picked and set in water.

I look outside and see thousands of pink buds: upright, attentive, impatient to bloom. I feel my mind releasing thoughts of my day's work and turning to ideas for what I should make for my meal. I plan to spend time with friends soon, with a loved one soon, with myself now.

I am grateful for me and everything I have and know, everything I have achieved, and everything work for. I am grateful for friends who share their lives with mine. I am grateful if anyone reads this and writes a reply, be it solemn, playful, in jest; I am grateful if no one reads it but me.

I am grateful to be.

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abrichar
abrichar
Amanda
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)

Beautiful. Thanks for putting this out there. I'm grateful today, too.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)

Awesome!


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polarbear
polarbear
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
you mad buddhist you!

Holy crap, I didn't know you smoked weed. ;)


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polarbear
polarbear
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC)
Re: you mad buddhist you!

In all seriousness, it's good to take thanks for things. I'll do that once I'm done with finals, and then again when I'm in a school.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 01:37 am (UTC)
Re: you mad buddhist you!

Why wait? :)


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polarbear
polarbear
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
Re: you mad buddhist you!

I don't, I just do it quietly, to myself. I've got plenty to be thankful for. :)


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acadiabaird
acadiabaird
Acadiabaird
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 01:55 am (UTC)
Re: you mad buddhist you!

ha!


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krazyfelioness
krazyfelioness
sarcastic bubblewrap
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)

LOL I first read "Afternoon Meditation as: "Afternoon Mediation".

And, this post was very refreshingly lovely. ~leh~sigh~

. . . and to add to the thanks . . . I'm thankful to read such a calming, positive post after my triple series of flustered "ruffled-feathers" ones. XD Thanks to all zee lovely LJ peeples!

Edited at 2008-03-19 01:50 am (UTC)


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polarbear
polarbear
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)

Well, he is a lawyer... ;)


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krazyfelioness
krazyfelioness
sarcastic bubblewrap
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)

Thus, the 'contextual' faux paux. =P


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)

Interesting. Maybe if I was a psychiatric patient or a physician, she'd have read it as afternoon medication.

Or a surveyor: afternoon mensuration?

An advocate of transitioning to a base-10 measuring system? afternoon metrication?

A clumsy surgeon: afternoon mutilation?

A swami: afternoon levitation?

A recently admitted student? afternoon matriculation?

Building a robot army: afternoon mechanization?

etc. etc. :)


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acadiabaird
acadiabaird
Acadiabaird
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
WOOT!

ya, life is good!


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magn0lia
magn0lia
Magn0lia
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)

Lovely gratefulness; thanks for sharing it.


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thatsassylassie
thatsassylassie
thatsassylassie
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)

I am grateful too. <3 :D


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