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Let’s Pretend

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Let’s pretend that thoughts
that are symbols
(and all thoughts are symbols)
are what a central “I” controls

And let’s pretend that thisย I
(that supposedly controls thoughts)
is not another one of the thoughts
is not another one of the symbols

Let’s wonder what the purpose of this poem is
and let’s think that we are sep
a rate
from the symbols regarding this poem

Let’s pretend that thoughts
that many cling to (and “are”) as superficial habits
have even a fraction of the substantive depth and reality
that genuine heartfelt feelings haveย 

Let’s listen to the sounds around us now
and also hear the sounds
of thinking and pretending
which are not, of course, really sounds at all

Katy with sound sensing legs (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Katy with sound sensing legs (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Katy with sound sensing legs (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Katy with sound sensing legs (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

 

 

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original mindfulness sayings and/or poetry that deals with mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: tom8pie.com (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. monkey always enjoy rumination of tom in prose and poem. here monkey share with tom 1 favorite quote about thing what have name mind. it come from somebody what Man think = a genius artist & writer & teacher. now here quote. โ€œThe thing I call โ€˜my mindโ€™ seems to be kind of like a landlord that doesnโ€™t really know its tenants.โ€
    โ€• Lynda Barry, What It Is

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  2. Your wisdom words are sending through your beautiful poem. Love it. Thank you for sharing, Tom! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Thanks for this.
    Katy is really there, smiling for the camera maybe, in this instant… lets pretend
    letโ€™s think that we are sep
    a rate

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