"The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall, nations perish, civilizations grow old and die out; and, after an era of darkness, new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again, and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts of the hearts of men centuries dead."
-- Clarence Shepard Day, Jr., once-reknowned author, poet, artist, and outspoken supporter of women's rights
"My love for you is like the ocean: vast, volatile, and potentially deadly."
-- male cartoon character to his woman friend on a valentine card he's made for her
"The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so."
-- Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), a Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator who presented what were then considered radical views on religion, slavery and women's suffrage
"For you shall go out in joy/ and be led back in peace./ the mountains and hills before you/ shall burst into song./ and all the trees of the field shall/ clap their hands."
-- Isaiah 55:12
"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."
-- Deepak Chopra, medical doctor, author and speaker, pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine and named by Time magazine among the "Top 100 Icons and Heroes of the Century" in 1999, "the poet prophet of alternative medicine"
*NOW (New Original Words): Needed additions to the English lexicon (For more expansive lexicon, click here.)
aaaaaaeeeeooo: sound expression from chest area at varying decibels and pitches frequently accompanying kolipse. variations include aaaaaaaaaoooo, uuuuuuuueeeuu, other combinations of vowels, and their expiration singly. suspected of being an alien EMERGENCY 911 call (maps of the Universe,
Seb Chevrel Map of the Known Universe,
New Scientist Space,
Sloan Digital Sky Survey,
John A. Gowan's Spacetime Map of the Universe (Cornell),
BBC Science & Nature Space Map,
Ask An Astronomer (Cornell),
Ecology Global Network). aare: acronym for amoral atheists ruining earth by valuing only the accumulation of money, things including personal property, companies, corporations, stocks, bonds and precious metals, and arbitrary power for unchecked and self-aggrandizing profit over species and material resources like potable water, coal, oil, and arable land for chemical-doused and -injected meat, poultry, fruit and vegetable produce, creatinig pollutant-laden skies and ground, and new species like mutant bacteria and germs resistant or impervious to known innoculations and medications and mutating yet again into other new species. or that giant sucking sound by day and through sleep of species, ecstancies and materialities being pulled toward a vacuous vacancy in space. opposite of is. abutes: subspecies, as yet unrecognized scientifically or previously named, of disbeings who engage relentlessly and remorselessly in abusive behaviors, verbal and physical. medication highly recommended. altar ego: other entwined soul analogized: something that can only be described by analogy bakwads: subspecies of disbeings that think, say and do everything backwards. no known medication or therapy available. may be amusing unless put with insterators, in which case they are extremely dangerous and need to be identified, removed and/or quarantined immediately. batten: wantonly batting around people and property burpoholic: patient experiences spastic burping as a physiological symptom of prolonged and profound stress to organism. abates as presenting situations improve or disappear. may reexhibit off and on under similar duress or reminiscence. treatment consists of reconfiguring environment to remove offending stressors and awaiting time for their memory to recede. medication not recommended. cave (or caving or west virginia) syndrome: patient is in love, an affliction where month, day, and physical or otherwise location is a bit hazy. may not go away. outside intervention, including therapy and/or medication, may drive patient crazy and/or cause madness, further mental and/or bodily deterioration, suicide or mortality, and is not recommended. dammit syndrome: psychotic expression, previously unobserved or recorded scientifically, where patient can't stop swearing, sometimes creatively and especially in writing, for a long time. same treatment as for the dozens (see below). medication not recommended as it will cause confusion, spaciness, withdrawal, physical illness, and possible fatality. disbeings: a species, as yet unrecognized scientifically or previously named, sharing few qualities of animals or homo sapiens sapiens or homo luminous, having no sympathy, empathy or mercy for any of those creatures, or ethics of any kind, but resembling in some aspects hyenas or Nazi concentration camp employees or blood-suckers or invasive biogenetically programmed plants like kudzu or a pack of vicious dogs, some of them rabid and at a stage where they can still infect a human being through biting, all on the prowl and attacking without warning or provocation or reason or meaning. medication or removal highly recommended. disbleefs: disbelievers in the existence of God and/or Christ or holy ecstancies like angels and spirit guides, or lesser gods and goddesses such as Krishna and Shakti, or mythological figures e.g. King Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, Zeus and Poseidon duns: experience of disorientation and unreality by humans following disbeing encounters. if contact is prolonged, disease reaction may include paralysis of thought, speech, expression, movement, and mortality if left untreated properly and effectively. proven therapies include change of venue, if possible, and heavy infusion of love, human friends, good times and healthy experiences that interest and reinvigorate human patient. relapses of intermittent intensities, depending on length of exposure, are inevitable but of decreasing duration and occurrence with continued guidance and advice from holistic healing professionals and devoted continuation of appropriate therapies. earthnocentricity: belief that human beings are the only and/or most intelligent life form in the universe eci: [pl. of eck] orgasms of diverse kind, creativity, duration, willingness, gravity, intensity, involvement, gender, pleasure, reality, exhaustion, place, relationship and guise ecstancy: ecstatic (moving, vibrating) singularity that exists, or has; configuration that's never existed before eression: experience and expression of release from sexual restriction existion: exhaustion to the point of mere existence. breathing but otherwise motionless essence. firemusic:  an eternal analogized ecstancy of rhythmic and arhythmic sound and light waves;  a multi-faceted spirit, mystery, magnetism, magic, majesty, fury, ecstacy that few have ever seen or heard or knew existed previously;  a humbled and humiliated miracle that rises from the mud and muck of history to blow the dirt and dust away revealing the inner, essential "you," the kernel of God in everybody flease: subspecies of disbeings who try to exonerate themselves from responsibility for fleecing a human being with vacuous lies and prevarications. therapy includes confrontation with irrefutable reality, acceptance of culpability and reformation of heart, soul and body. medication not recommended. fraze: passing elative phase of sudden and complete freedom. expression, duration and number usually vary from individual to individual and amongst species gas chamber: street slang for diseased and polluted air goff: short for "get off me." may refer to material or bodily property. for use in dispersing sims. goom: acronym for "get out of me." may refer to material or bodily property. for use in expelling sims. gosp: specious rumors causing people to gasp in excited incredulity accompanied by an irrepressible urge to reiterate the gosp repeatedly, sometimes in conspiratorial whispers, to friends, acquaintances and families. gosp tends to mutate unpredictably as it spreads. greefs: subspecies of disbeings who benefit from good-willed largesse but, instead of appreciating it, steal the rest or try to. ingrates. therapy includes confrontation with irrefutable reality, acceptance of culpability and reformation of heart, soul and body. medication not recommended. gree: glee at being free greiths: subspecies of disbeings who steal out of greed, not need. theives. opposite of Robin Hood. grexa: greiving exhaustion and angst from working to calm, communicate and cure resistent disbeings through awareness, annihilation and evolutionary development toward being and having all they've missed of truly bounteous and blessed human lives gurge: regurgitative urge to confine and punish active disbeings in the therapeutic process of transforming them into human beings, homo sapiens sapiens or homo luminous hi: freedom elation him: acronym for healing and inspirational mentality hites: subspecies of disbeings who are out-of-control Hitler-like, psychotic haters. incapable of rational discourse or friendly comprehension. Medication and/or removal highly recommended. insterators: subspecies of disbeings who place themselves hierarchically above other disbeing subsets, and human beings, by instilling horror and terror everywhere with dedication to unremitting behaviors and attitudes. medication and therapy highly recommended, as well as quarantine until conversion or death. is: intelligent earth species. endangered. candidates for inclusion in EPA's "protected" list, precluding hunting and/or killing of any is, with heavy fines and prison sentences for violators. Jesu[explicative derivation-nobody really knows the date Jesus was born; December 25th of the year 1 A.D. is just an arbitrary month, day and year set by the Catholic Church soon after its organization and establishment, so it makes sense to celebrate the occasion year-round and daily with decorations, gifts, sharing and good will to make sure we're doing the right thing in honoring the Messiah's birth on whatever day it actually occurred; if instead we happened to be engaging on that day, for instance, in conning someone out of their property and fighting viciously with everyone we meet, that would be an embarassingly dishonorable and sin-full desecretion of worshipful remembrance for that Holy Night]: daily celebration and worshipful remembrance of the Messiah's appearance on earth. every day sacrament of the Holy Birth. kolipse: eclipse of human beings from existion, sometimes brought on by eression, into something resembling a dangling participle lawra: an expletive used in place of "Damn!" when something goes badly wrong and may be attributed to evil spirits or hearts or Godlessness or lawlessness generally literary elation: patient can't stop writing epic epistles, disseminated or not. behavior may recede naturally over time and isn't a threat or harmful to any person or thing, although it may require multitudinous pens and pieces of paper and/or extraordinary amounts of typing time. medication not recommended. loo-rey [pronounced LOO-ray; derivation: place name of shenadoa central]: international exclamation of disgust and/or horror, or a prison. e.g. "Oh, loo-rey! Ne voyez pas, les enfants. Martha, apportez une couverture pour couvrir cette place. Dépêchez-vous! Je ne peux pas cesser de bâillonner, Martha. Oh, loo-rey." or "She was sent to loo-rey, but was innocent, set free, and proved the truth." marrie: dynamic, fecund, and frequently humorous process of intimate interaction between individuals and groups medel: mind and memory disruption, interruption and/or distortion mind poison -- expressions, attitudes and atmospheres that warp healthy minds by distending synaptic connections, introducing toxic chemicals, and rearranging structure and composition of brain cells. change to or of venue highly recommended. no extant medication available or recommended. minutive: diminutively minute, tiny, infintisimal, microscopic, atomically particulate naming syndrome: patient creates new words and definitions. symptoms will disappear in time. medication not recommended. negates: subspecies, as yet unrecognized scientifically or previously named, of disbeings who spew relentlessly multi-leveled negativity over every one, thing, process, interaction and construction now: acronym for new original word noyfib: acronym for none of your friggin' business POH: acronym for Pit Of Hell, sometimes used in place of a geographical location's real name pregnation: for either gender, the introduction and instillation of new ideas, concepts, attitudes, behaviors, abilities. may be positive or negative and resultant from force or choice, persuasion or propaganda redundancy ("stuck needle") syndrome: serious to critical, sometimes fatal condition in which patient repeats in words or pictures the same concept or information over and over again with slight variations. may become brain dead, if not treated effectively, and is a threat to the whole and entire organism, by part and whole entity. a fixation with organic causation. patient will become disoriented in time and space and exhibit behaviors that are inappropriate but not usually harmful except to self. early intervention highly recommended in maintaining human viability and health. a communicative disease. patient may become mute and/or immobilized eventually. therapies include providing innovative and humane interventions as early as possible, including a supportive and accepting environment which encourages skills and healthy mental and physical activities. exploratory research and study important to fund and pursue. No effective medication known and/or available. S&M freak show: usurpation of power by corrupt and amorally violent politicians, business leaders, military personnel and/or legal professionals in some places around the world historically and now to the detriment of healthy and liveable environments for everyone, including their progeny and themselves. a stupid little game. a path to Hell on earth and, for them, in the afterlife, if you believe in one, Judgment Day, Biblical warnings of ascension and damnation, and prophesied promise of the Second Coming. sexification: the treatment and turning of a human being into an object of sexual publicity and mass gratification by and for financial exploitation, sometimes leading to retirement, suicide, or morbidity shadowland: a place where there are no real people, just apparitions and self-mockeries shen: dull, false (like fool's gold), dark; opposite of shine, e.g. "The silver plate wore off and all the pieces were shen." shenadoa: legendary disbeing tribe of worldwide infamy and loathing, or a dungeon. e.g. "The shenadoa are coming! The shenadoa are coming!" or "He was convicted by mistake and put in the shenadoa for thirty years before being exonerated finally and set free." shet: living, steaming excrement sims: subspecies of disbeings who are sick sado-masochistic rapists. may be of any gender, kinship and/or estrangement. Medication and/or removal highly recommended. sterettes: offspring of insterators the dozens: mild syndrome, also previously unobserved or recorded scientifically, where patient can't stop speaking, and writing particularly, in usually short-metered and coherent, insightful and expressive rhyme. treatment involves calming love and patient, nonjudgmental tolerance of aberrant behaviors and attitudes. medication not recommended. the funnies: mild syndrome where patient expresses humor within situations and experiences normatively considered serious or dire. individual remains lucid and capable of intelligent communicative interaction, comprehension and empathy. treatment, if disruptive, is recital of poignant story or fact to calm and reground. medication not recommended. the lyins' den: place of devilish fabrication having no relationship to reality at all. central headquarters for insterators. threets: subspecies, as yet unrecognized scientifically or previously named, of disbeings that repeatedly engage in verbal and physical threats. medication highly recommended. torms: subspecies of disbeings who are predatory torturer murderers killing for the perverse enjoyment of exerting lethal power over human capture. Medication and/or removal highly recommended. turdites: progeny of mating with shet utterants: subspecies of human beings who speak in multi-layered levels of meaning and may use sound waves inaudible to other beings verbal duet: instance where two people speak simultaneously but differently and understand each other perfectly. Most often observed in females of the species. wim: new world white magic for use against ancient witchcraft and evil spells womankind: all-inclusive word synonymous in meaning with humanity and including all expressions of gender. replacement for mankind, a word which very obviously and blatantly excludes woman by semantics and spelling and has since the inception of the English language, presumably formulated by man with woman possibly as a slight afterthought.
"Home -- that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven."
-- Lydia M. Child (1802-1880), abolishionist, activitist, novelist, journalist, and poet who wrote extensively on justice issues for Native Americans, African Americans, and women
"Our life is frittered away by detail.... Simplify, simplify."
-- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), writer, dissenter, transcendentalist jailed for tax-resistance to the Mexican-American War and author of Civil Disobedience, arguing that conscience should be one's ultimate guiding light and influencing Gandhi and King
Meditations/prayers from Silent Unity's 2008 On Sacred Ground calendar:
"I am always in the presence of God, the presence of peace."
"The abundance of God is everywhere present and flows to me in fulfilling ways."
"I have instant access to the mind of God, and I am divinely directed in all I do."
"I am safe and secure in the presence of God."
"Through the life of God within, I am strengthened and renewed."
"With the love of God in my heart, I radiate peace to the world."