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Tuesday, June 21st, 1983
      The thought that you might be mad because
      you can't handle crazy.
      I want my life to require courage.
      There's another concept that I wish there was a word for:
      It's the act of honing into the essence of something.
      It's non-dichotomous solutions to the problems of being.
      It's the strategies and methods to accomplish something that all fall short
      in that they achiever and the achieved remain one step apart
      separated by the method.
      In the end, as you hone in,
      the wish and the action and the result should merge
      and the planner must depart, and the waiting evaporate
      and the 'you' becomes a unity of wish/action
      as the ever-present moment forms.
      Greater awareness through meditation
      won't increase one's abilities at social games
      but that doesn't keep us from looking for that transference
      and being surprised that it's missing.
      Why should an increased ability to contemplation
      yield more skill at being shallow?
                                 22 jun 83 - collage of thoughts
                                             on the freeway

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —


Wednesday, August 22nd, 1984

There’s nothing
we can do about the nature of change
and yet
we still don’t like the negative

I used to get my confidence
thru big rewards

No more good than pasting feathers
on an egg to make a bird
will it do you to imitate

Sometimes we are a little afraid
we’re going to let life pass us by
in bars

22 aug 84
Irvine … smoking

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —