Those Among Us


“TRIBE” ceramic,steel, 14″ x 7″ x 4″
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I ran into a few friends at a favorite haunt.

Most of the time I like to be left in peace with my thoughts-of-the-moment.

But not this time.

These people are pretty stellar representations of our very humanness.

One artist/writer/life-appreciator extraordinaire…one enigmatic and engaging Hopi man… and a psycho analyst you’d walk hundreds of miles in the desert for one of her cards.

There we all sat talking.

I actually can’t recall one single thing we talked about. (granted, it’s still early morning yet.. something about prayer and porosity and Peru, I think…)

And I don’t care.

Except it WAS a fascinating conversation!

The thing I took away was the essence of the thing.

The fragrance I was left with.. the between-the-lines electricity.

The satiation and hunger, both… I had plenty but there was more…

I wondered why this chance meeting was so very satisfying to me.

One part has to do with the sense that I was witnessed with every antenna these folks had available to them and I, in turn, but not because it was expected, was There in full receptive mode.

The student in me learned.

The artist was inspired.

My inner writer was fed.

My heart was both soft and full.

The thing is… I came away MORE.

More than I was.

I took up space differently when I walked out of that restaurant than when I arrived.

And I like the new me.

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2 Responses to “Those Among Us”

  1. Donna on October 23rd, 2010

    My experience from living in your part of the country is that there are few more folks with their antennas on.

    I miss that.

  2. Laura Hegfield on October 23rd, 2010

    The thing I took away was the essence of the thing.

    The fragrance I was left with.. the between-the-lines electricity.

    I love that….I have a hard time remembering certain details, quite often, but the flavor of a conversation or fragrance as you describe it the energy of shared experience…held in a globe of light for that sacred time with certain people (or a particular person)…and it changes us, heals us, “grows” us…I know exactly what you mean.

    I’m so pleased you had this expansive experience Cathy…I feel mudita…joy in your joy.

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