Thursday, November 25, 2010

And All Shall Be Well

Dear Transcendental Romantics & Colleagues
Across the Curriculum,
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
By the purification of the motive
In the ground of our beseeching.

I’m Not For Everyone 
    First Yr. Student Responds to Last Class
                  Prior to Flight Home
Preaching to my friends, don't let the pharmaceutical
companies take your money or your chi- get off your
mild  medications, they are keeping you tame- for
heaven's sake don't use fluoride tooth paste, it's been
proven to cause cellular damage and calcify your third
eye. I leave for home in 30 minutes, bound for mommy
on her anti-depressants, blood pressure meds, and
benzos; daddy on high doses of opiates, anti-depressants,
circulatory meds, allergy meds; grandma on who knows
what plus a lot of pain pills; and little sissy on what I
honestly couldn't tell you, I know she's tried out all of
the "uppers, downers, laughers, and screamers" as Hunter
S might say. I wouldn't dare tell my  parents that some of
their medicines are keeping them complacent and void of
energy, which is what I believe.
I think the aspect of myself  that is weakest is the self I
let be around my parents; I won't stand up because if
what I were to say reaches them they are going to feel
it where it hurts, they don't do shit with  their lives but  
live vicariously through mine. I've tried telling  them,
but they put up walls to keep the truth out. I just went
off of my last lingering medication... but the  food and
water I drink is filled to the brim with chemicals I don't
want in my body, so is the air and the soil I walk on.
It just makes me feel like the people before me didn't take
care of their home, and ignorance was a huge factor 'back
in the day' but we know better than to shit  where we eat
and yet it happens all of the time.  Do people really not
care about what their children are going to do when the
problems we keep band-aiding explode?
I rambled and have no direction
with this response, and honestly
I'm not concerned because I get
to see my dog in a matter of hours
so wah-doo happy day and a merry
turkey feast to all      .-Cupcakes
         Maybe You’re Not For Everyone, too.
Some guru  Krishna-something-or-other on
URTV last night was playing prophet—
wonderfully smooth slab-sided cheeks and
semi-scrutable demeanor delivering slow-
motion meaningful ancient truth we’ve all
heard before to a rapt audience of groan-ups
solemn faced, raped, enraptured, captured
and captivated by the persona sounding thru
the kingdom within:  priceless, home where
I AM., don’t be seeking it elsewhere the
source of your eternal  &  unquenchable
thirst is with you all ways always.
    Fragments from Last Class Conversation:
       19th c. American Writers: Emerson,
              Thoreau, Hawthorne, Poe,
               Whitman + some Emily
       A Death blow is a Life blow to Some
    Who till they died, did not alive become—
    Who had they lived, had died but when
           They died, Vitality begun.

Sex & Drugs but no rock & roll. Prostitution
& traffic-ing and pregnancy and periods and
child delivery on the one hand and then on
the other: control-&- regulation medication
not  your recreational drugging but cultural
relativity: keep the peace and settle down
the ADD ADHD restless legs, Aderalled and
Ritylin-ed,  lithiumized, Prozac-ed et al. Viagra
Falls et al,  learning  disabilities,  dyslexia,
aspergers & autism, body dysmorphic  manic
depressing bi-polar binging & purging anxiety
disorder, cutting,  panic, anti-social socio-
pathologic: all variations on what it's like to be
and to be treated for what it's like to be a ONE
which is the theme of the course.
           What IS it like to be a  ONE?
               And the one I AM?
Every one an expert of one. Do we need myn-
in-white coats to answer this?  Go-to-the-library
research?  Wikipaedea?  Down the hall to ask
the psychology  department?  Religion?
Philosophy?  Sociologic? Theologic?
Of course.
Of course we do.
All that and more, or what’s  a college for
if not to figure out what-it’s-like to be a ONE,
and in particular: the one that I AM (I am not
every body & you’re not every body either)
and we shall never cease from exploration  
“I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good

belongs to you. . .”

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