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34. Evidence (why I’ve begun to practice meditation)
March 25, 2011, 6:57 pm
Filed under: Everyday, Lists, Literature

You  must catch up on some fiction.
Atkinson, Bowen, Krauss
Rearrange the living room.
Acquire a hanging light for over the table.
Remember the radio talk show
(where the host brought up assimilation).
International human worries
International human worries
The cat knocks the tv remote off the mantle.

Exercise your memory (the names are starting to slip).
Add to your story-plot diary
(where you record plots to test that you remember them).
Beginnings, middles, ends

To the grocery store
Smoked gouda, bananas, kitty food
A text about “crazy human archetypes” arrives and it is delightful.
Handless Maiden” and “Bluebeard” now come to mind.

Don’t kill yourself over details please.
[pause]
That book – what’s it called?
Something with Einstein
(It talks about memory palaces.)

Build a memory palace!
String it across your arms and clavicles.
(a perfect place for a palace)
A studio would be fine, though. Or a house.

Think a thought for Dad. An Irish proverb.
“Patience and forbearance make a bishop of his reverence.”
But could you do without the thoughts?
No.
But wouldn’t you like to sleep?
Yes.
To fall like a stone.
Yes.
Wake like a stone.
Yes.

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I admit, I originally arrived at your blog because I’m manifesting Ned Leavitt as my literary agent–I stayed for the art. This is so lovely and inspires me to follow my own meditative path in writing; could be a great practice tool to use with my clients as well. Funny how something you wrote three and a half years ago is breathing new life into me today.

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