"Once in our lives we ought to concentrate our minds upon the Remembered Earth. We ought to give ourselves up to a particular landscape in our experience, to look at it from as many angles as we can, to wonder about it, to dwell upon it. We ought to imagine that we touch it with our hands at every season and listen to the sounds that are made upon it. We ought to imagine the creatures there and all the faintest motions of the wind. We ought to recollect the glare of noon and all the colors of the dawn and dusk."
-- N. Scott Momaday (from the movie Remembered Earth)
We won't meet at dawn, but at 10 a.m. the next few Mondays to 'concentrate our minds on the Remembered Earth.'How intimately I knew the ants' hillocks of soft grey earth and the feel of the sidewalk'sstubbly concrete where I grew up. I yearn to take the time to wonder about and dwell upon (live in) the elements around me today and 'all the colors of the dawn and dusk.'
Each session focuses on an element.
Monday June 6 - earth
June 13 - water
June 20 - fire
June 27 - air
July 11 - ether
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