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Glas Kristall Garten

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When lucid ways mutate into wing
             in a glass crystal garden
there
             where four legs not six legs cling

Only a short mayfly shimmer of time
             in a lush limpid garden
where
             fragile crystalline things hang and delicately rhyme

If all of the mirrors vases and glasses went crashing
             in a perfect world so wonderfully and glaringly clear
there
             would always be your beaming beauty ever so smashing

 

 

 

Crystal Winged Mayfly (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2018

Crystal Winged Mayfly (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2018

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About Dreaming…

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At night — instead of dreaming inane dreams — let the mind be still, calm, and silent.  The function of dreaming is to resolve issues that occurred during the day, so as to put the brain in order.  Desires, fears, and problems all play their part in causing dreams in the brain to occur.  The brain needs order… and, if it is not fully orderly during the day, dreams often occur primarily to help order to occur within (and “as”) the brain.  However, if one is very attentive, aware, and sagacious throughout the day, then dreams become unnecessary.  If, throughout the day, the mind is aware without needless conflict and friction — and without crass separation from the perceptions that take place — then the mind may be orderly and whole.  Then, there is no need for petty, superficial dreams to bring order, for order has occurred throughout the day and there are no significant problems or fears to resolve during sleep.  So a mind that is really whole, wise, orderly, and insightful, rarely dreams.  If it eats some unusual or spicy foods, that may trigger some physiological reactions that cause some superficial dreaming; otherwise dreaming rarely, if ever, occurs.  Then the mind can wake up really rested… not having had to struggle with unresolved conflicts, fears, and problematic patterns.  At night, a truly orderly mind goes beyond patterns, friction, and self-fabricated images… and is truly resting and not wasting energy; and such a mind accomplishes such things during sleep because it often acts that way (as deep order) throughout the day.  Then there is no disorder to “carry over” into the night; then there is no disorder to resolve with (and “as”) superficial dreams.

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Mayfly Study. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Mayfly Study. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

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The lucidity of insight shatters through the shady recesses of the stale known.

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The lucidity of insight shatters through the shady recesses of the stale known.

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[Golden Mayflies do not feed.  With Golden Mayflies, the young naiad nymphs eat diatoms and other algae from the bottom mud and submerged vegetation of lakes, rivers, and ponds.]

Resting Golden Mayfly. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

Resting Golden Mayfly. Photo by Thomas Peace 2014