Sunday, May 30, 2010

You Are One

Who you are at work
Is also
Really who you are
Its not a free zone
Or anything like that
It is really you
Those are really
The choices you have made
Those are really other people
This is you
You are what you do
You are what you have done
And work counts
Its not a free zone or anything
Its not Las Vegas
Its you
Its your life
It all counts
It affects you
And changes you
You are what you do
What you do
During each mundane
Day of your life
That is you
You are what you have done
You are a sum
An amalgam of your
Experience
And work
Work is part of your life
Work counts
Its not a free zone
Or anything like that

Saturday, May 29, 2010

If you can't be honest
You aren't really being

Friday, May 28, 2010

Positive Advice

If you're going to hear without listening
You might as well get more comfortable
With silence, its more relaxing that way

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Without questions
answers lose meaning,
context dissolves, and 
they cannot guide us back to questions lost.

Without answers 
questions remain meaningful, 
regain purpose, and 
guide us back to answer forgotten.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Being a dick

When you learn
When you finally grow up
You won't have so many answers
And the few remaining
won't be absolute
Instead,
You will gain questions
And the ability to question.

You will gain an offensive weapon.

Once you realize that answers
Were never more than shields and walls
meant to defend, meant to maintain
Once you realize that questions
Were always more than query
You will realize that
Answers are a last resort
While questions remain
Unsatisfied.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Answers have a certain appeal despite the obvious drawbacks

Questions thrive in tended soil
Since stable times
and among peaceful minds,
While answers riot in the wilds
Through uncertain days,
and unexamined ways.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Leaning back in my chair

When I am at the greatest peace
there is music and laughter,
there is food and drink,
there is excess,
and the quiet crawl of moments
spent balanced on the peek
of what was hoped for

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Offensive Weapon

New music playing in the kitchen
Girls laughing in the back of the house
Times are good
Uncertain maybe
But all times are uncertain
To those who know enough to ask questions
To those who are bold enough to let them hang
Unanswered
In the air
Waiting for the wind of quiet mental processes
For the wind of experience and daily living
To blow questions together
into new forms until one
Finally chimes
A quiet chorus for
the birth of a new idea
For what's an idea untried, but a question
An invitation to understand
An opportunity to be changed

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The real conversation doesn't start
until you've run out of things to say.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Good questions make good answers possible