Saturday Night on Quarantine Quay

Tonight Darby and I went for a walk by the bay nearby our home, restless for water, grass, and sunset. It was a key moment as I realized that being in this brand new place was somehow familiar- it held the beauty of man’s harmony with nature so perfectly that I’d seen it in my dreams, I’d seen it before. Deja Vu. Even the few strangers walking somehow seemed like old friends I recognized.

When you’re in the right place at the right time, it feels that way. You’re generating an energy that is magnetic, and people respond with smiles and hello’s. Maybe it’s just our friendly Northwest that is mirroring my expectations. Tonight it’s hard to tell.

Anyway, it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood, and they were all my neighbors! Whatever their politics, they are my neighbors.

Psychology Todayhas an article this month about the addiction of winning and I have a different take on it. The author, Jeremy Sherman, has a concept that right wing conservatives are addicted to winning, and left wing liberals are not. Apparently, left wing liberals are seekers, looking for the right thing, as in open minded, and right wingers always want to be right, just the way they are. They have a sense of enrightenment (my word), that is addicted to winning. yhas an article this month about the addiction of winning and I have a different take on it. The author, Jeremy Sherman, has a concept that right wing conservatives are addicted to winning, and left wing liberals are not. Apparently, left wing liberals are seekers, looking for the right thing, as in open minded, and right wingers always want to be right, just the way they are. They have a sense of enrightenment (my word), that is addicted to winning.

Well, I think the addiction is gambling, Jeremy. And Winning is a natural human motivation. Jeremy actually tried to persuade me of this, which he did, last week. Competitiveness is balanced with Cooperativeness, Jeremy said- we go back and forth on a see saw balancing act, appropriate to the situation. Sounds right to me. Even more, I think that all of us want to be winners: it’s a human motivation that has driven us to all sorts of mischief,

And all sorts of amazing accomplishment: The Olympian tasks of athletics, a baby learning to walk, etc.

Wanting to experience Triumph is the reason people do all kinds of stupid stuff, or cool stuff. But what if they realized that same sense of triumph, comes when you communicate with someone- sharing peace-building between you, seeking a heart connection with innate joy and wisdom? Yes, it is available to everyone, everywhere! Empatharian Movement for Peace! Do the Empath Stretch- experience that prayer, that meditation that uplifts your soul, and reminds you of the victory you can share.

Darby posed in front of a spring planter being refurbished, in the park at the quay-side. Key-side.

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