Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Gods Need You:

If I found a rock, and asked you what it meant, how would you reply? That's it just a rock and it doesn't mean anything? If I accidentally stepped on a beetle and crushed it and wept, would you tell me to dry my tears, it's just a bug and doesn't mean anything?

Isn't the earth just a large rock and people the equivalent of large bugs? Does the light from the stars shine on human and insect alike, not caring whether either lives or dies?

It sounds logical, but it doesn't have the ring of truth. Stop and think for a moment, what would a writer be without readers? What would the Linden gods be without residents? The universe evolved humans so it could perceive and re-imagine itself. It was lonely and bored.

You may not need the gods, but they need you.


  1. Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is form. Emptiness does not differ from form, and form does not differ from Emptiness.

  2. "The twisting strata of the great mountains and the pulsings of volcanoes are my love burning deep in the earth. My obstinate compassion is schist and basalt and granite, to be mountains, to bring down the rain. In that future American Era I shall enter a new form; to cure the world of loveless knowledge that seeks with blind hunger: and mindless rage eating food that will not fill it."

    And he showed himself in his true form of


    from Smokey the Bear Sutra by Gary Snyder