the organic commandment

July 25, 2011 | filed under rewritable words | 2 Comments 

“Love is the virtue of the heart.
Sincerity the virtue of the mind.
Courage the virtue of the spirit.
Decision the virtue of the will.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright



If you really pay attention

September 22, 2009 | filed under consider this, moment of truth, pay attention | 2 Comments 

By Paula Underwood, clan mother of the Turtle clan, Iroquois nation

When I was a little bitty kiddy, about five, my Dad began a process … anytime somebody came and said something to us, my dad would say, “You remember what he said, honey girl?” I would tell my father what the person said until I got so good at it that I could repeat verbatim even long presentations of what the person had said.

And he did this all the time.

Finally, one day there was this old gentleman, Richard Thompson. I still remember his name, he lived across the street. And every time my Dad started to mow the lawn, there came Mr. Thompson. And so I would stand out there.

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