Susan's Thursday morning note January 27, 2010 Telepathy poem by Michael Dennis Browne Thoughts for each other throughout day…maybe even those in heaven seeing us?
Telepathy by Michael Dennis Browne Today I explained telepathy to you, and telephone, and television, on the way to day care, and I said, sometimes when I'm at work I'll think of you, and if I could send you that thought with my mind, you'd get it right then, and maybe you'd smile, stopping a moment at whatever you were doing, or maybe not but just going on with it, making a mask out of paper plates and orange and green cards with markers and scissors and paste, or screaming circles in the gym either being a monster or being chased by a gang of them, but still you'd get the picture I was beaming and you'd brighten inside and flash me something back, which I'd get, where I was, and smile at. That's telepathy, I said pulling into the parking lot, looking at you in the mirror.
Don’t you love that? Thinking of each other. I’m not trying to be “psychic” on you, just thought the poem was fun! Here are two more quotes on sharing thoughts, memories, connections in our minds with those we love…one on thinking on the same things because we have the same memories and the same dreams from experiences together…the other on connections between so many generations shown on one palm.
There once was a child, and he strolled about a good deal, and thought of a number of things. He had a sister, who was a child too, and his constant companion. These two used to wonder all day long. They wondered at the beauty of the flowers; they wondered at the height and blueness of the sky; they wondered at the depth of the bright water; they wondered at the goodness and the power of God who made the lovely world. Charles Dickens
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people Thich Nhat Hanh (This reminds me of the analogy you can click on to get to a past newsletter you can read that I wrote on in 2008 – Generations analogy with poem of Russian Nesting Dolls)
Have you ever looked at your hands and wondered if they were as another…generations back? Wouldn’t we love to have over our ancestors for lunch….there you go – think on that one today! (One of our favorite Thursday notes that you may like to read if you didn’t receive our note in 2008 – on a woman getting to go as a child and play with her mother as a child and her grandmother as a child.)
Thank you for letting me send you my note again! Have a great week! Enjoy your ten minutes of sunshine! Enjoy the details. The wind blowing time is blowing…blowing….time is going so fast. Did you notice the eyes of your friends? Your family? Did you look? Did you take the time for what you’ll wish you did when you truly do only have a few hours left of this life? If we knew our life span – would we make different choices? Live. Constantly remember the promise that puts all in perspective…Be still and know that I am God. Look up – the peace that passes our understanding is only a glance away. I hope you can come over to the store – you can’t believe all that is showing up…so so so fun! Thank you for giving me the chance to try to run such a great store for all of us!!! Go make your day count….we’ll all have to write something on our epitaphs tonight for the hours used. Let’s make the writing worthy of being written. Susan
Latin for this week: ad idem - of the same minds and I can't resist this one that I found.... meum cerebrum nocet - My brain hurts! Works Cited: Browne, Michael Dennis. You Won't Remember This. Pittsburgh. Carnegie-Mellon University Press. 1992.