jack kerouac on the moon

Moon.jpg“I have lots of things to teach you now, in case we ever meet, concerning the message that was transmitted to me under a pine tree in North Carolina on a cold winter moonlit night. It said that Nothing Ever Happened, so don’t worry. It’s all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever. Close your eyes, let your hands and nerve-ends drop, stop breathing for 3 seconds, listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot, which was taught in immense milky way soft cloud innumerable worlds long ago and not even at all. It is all one vast awakened thing. I call it the golden eternity. It is perfect. We were never really born, we will never really die. It has nothing to do with the imaginary idea of a personal self, other selves, many selves everywhere: Self is only an idea, a mortal idea. That which passes into everything is one thing. It’s a dream already ended. There’s nothing to be afraid of and nothing to be glad about. I know this from staring at mountains months on end. They never show any expression, they are like empty space. Do you think the emptiness of space will ever crumble away? Mountains will crumble, but the emptiness of space, which is the one universal essence of mind, the vast awakenerhood, empty and awake, will never crumble away because it was never born.”

– Jack Kerouac, The Portable Jack Kerouac

sea of love

1.jpg 2.jpg3.jpg 4.jpg5.jpgLast weekend my husband, sister, sister’s children, and I spent the day at one of our provincial parks. The sun was out and it was a cool 23°C (73°F), but that didn’t stop the little ones from stripping down and playing on the beach. Ellie was the bravest, and spent a good few hours in the lake practicing her front and back strokes. We had a huge picnic, spent some time playing in the park, and all came away successfully burnt and tired.

Yesterday was Ellie’s 6th birthday. Similar to last weekend, we spent the day at the beach in a provincial park. However, this time we went to “Emmy’s Beach” as my niece likes to call it. It was incredibly fun, and a very different party from last year. And with good reason! So much has changed within our family over the course of one year. What didn’t change is that the people who love Ellie dropped everything and came together to spend the day with her. If only we could always get that special treatment as we grow older. Oh, to be 6 years old again.

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