Rituals in the Dark LO26436

From: Sajeela M ramsey (sajeelacore@juno.com)
Date: 03/25/01

Replying to LO26431 --

Andrew most beloved,

I have a poem for you that reminds of the one you have sent us here-in
(see below). It is a favorite. Here is William Stafford's "A Ritual to
Read to Eachother":

If you don't know the kind of person I am
and I don't know the kind of person you are
a pattern that others made may prevail in the world
and following the wrong god home we may miss our star.

For there is many a small betrayal in the mind,
a shrug that lets the fragile sequence break
sending with shouts the horrible errors of
childhood storming out to play through the broken dyke.
And as elephants parade holding each elephant's tail,
but if one wanders the circus won't find the park,
I call it cruel and maybe the root of all cruelty
to know what occurs but not recognize the fact.
and so I appeal to a voice, to something shadowy,
a remote important region to all who talk:
though we could fool eachother, we should
consider -- lest the parade of our mutual life get
lost in the dark.

For it is important that awake people be awake,
or breaking a line may discourage them back to
sleep; the signals we give - yes or no, or maybe - - -
should be clear: the darkness around us is deep.

On Sun, 25 Mar 2001 01:34:00 EST ACampnona@aol.com writes:

> And this message was forwarded to me yesterday.
> "Dan Bahadur Aidi was surprised that anyone would want to listen to
> him. He,
...snip by your host...

Sajeela Moskowitz Ramsey: President, Core Consulting
Center for Organizational Renewal and Effectiveness
Senior OD Consultant/Culture Generalist
2432 Villanova Drive/Vienna, VA. 22180
703 573 7050/ SajeelaCore @Juno.com


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