A Visit to the Occupation

October 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

It’s snowing and raining, hard, three days before Halloween. Thanks, Global Warming (extreme weather patterns). We are carrying bags with blankets and sleeping bags to Occupy Wall St. Making our way through the encampment we ask “Which way to the Comfort station?”
“Donations?” he asks.
“Yes.”
“Any gloves?”
“No, blankets.”
“Ok, cool. It’s right over there.”
I take a few steps then turn around. “Here, take my gloves. I can get more.”
“Really?” he beams.
“Sure.”
He’s tugging on the gloves. They were a little big on me so they are a bit tight on him.
“Thank you. This really helps. I’m out here on patrol.”
“Thank you!”
We wave and walk off, back to our car and then our warm dry apartment. The heroes stay at Liberty Plaza braving the elements to protest corruption, greed, and injustice.

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#OccupySamsara: Solidarity in Adversity

October 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

Often when we look around at the world duality is what we see.  I can see how I am separate from you, from her, from him, from them.  But on a deeper level what we feel is that there is no separation.  There is only us.  There is only the 100% of us and we have way more in common than it appears.  « Read the rest of this entry »

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