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Blog entry by frank posted 02-07-2007 04:20 PM 891 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

AM I In-Tuned With My Nature

....i have been reading a book on japanese flower arrangement, and so i stumbled across of phrase of words, which in turn caused me to sit awhile, and watch a beautiful word picture un-fold in cinematic color right before my eyes….nothing unusual in this as i long ago learned how to dream in color at a moments notice, which i call surfing the kaleidoscope of multi-colored word images at landscape reality….

—-and so let us look at these words that set my mind adrift on a ocean of color:

“To a race “in tune with nature” every landscape had its associations. To the Japanese, inured to hardship, the sight of pines, twisted, distorted, dwarfed by the elements, clinging with all their might to the rocky face of a cliff, or standing on a windswept ridge silhouetted against the sky, fairly shouted, “Never mind the going, just keep on.” Standing thus, century after century, evergreens were associated with courage as well as long life. They lived on in spite of elemental rages. They did not merely decorate the landscape. The old floral masters, many of whom in their early life had been soldiers, loved evergreens and used them in flower arrangements as well as in their gardens. Evergreens, especially pines, are the great background in Japan, of the scenery, the garden, and the floral art.” ’Flower Arrangement Art Of Japan’; —by Mary Cokely Wood

And as I was thinking on these words, so I became lost within the beauty of character that is presented here, as my soul cried out for more, and my spirit spread it wings once again to the sound of these words: ”Standing thus, century after century, evergreens were associated with courage as well as long life. They lived on in spite of elemental rages. They did not merely decorate the landscape.”—-”Never mind the going, just keep on.

....between the ‘black and white’....

....is where the ‘color’ is found….

You all have a ‘very good’ day in the way!!!
GODSPEED,
Frank
RusticWoodArt

rusticwoodman@gmail.com
www.frank.wordpress.com

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/



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#1 posted 02-07-2007 07:47 PM

Frank
You sure live in beautiful surroundings, I looks like you’re a little short on snow, like our area.
The people living in the country are starting to have frozen drain fields, because of lack of snow, & it’s early into the winter.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#2 posted 02-08-2007 01:59 AM

Forgive me, frank, but this seems like an ideal motto for an ‘old age home’.

Never mind the going, just keep on.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#3 posted 02-08-2007 02:09 AM

and so I wonder how many people spend their lives just “decorating the landscape” rather than truly living.

keep on pondering..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 02-08-2007 03:27 AM

—-your excused Don;
....you just didn’t sit long enough to hear the flavor of the word ’evergreen’!

An ‘evergreen’ tree knows no-season as they are ‘coniferae’ and retain their leaves all year round, as trees of the family ‘decidere’ cannot manage this feat of living.

I do not believe you will ever find an evergreen tree living in an old age home and that is why I study their habits, or as I say—-study those who live long and learn from them. “The Oldest Known Tree In The World”,....”is a specimen of this species located in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest of the White Mountains, with an age of 4,700 years, measured by annual ring count on a small core taken with an increment borer. It bears the nickname “Methuselah”. An older specimen, nicknamed “Prometheus”, was cut down in 1964.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Basin_Bristlecone_Pine ; and http://www.infoplease.com/askeds/world-oldest-tree.html ,,,,and ”Methuselah” is still alive!

That why I’m a believer in, ”Never mind the going, just keep on”! If you will just pay no-attention to ‘the going’ or ‘the doing’ and just keep on, you will find that your feet are always moving, and your hands will always be doing. The way I am, takes no-heed and pays no-mind, and so I keep on,....this to ‘just is’.

In the case of “Methuselah” there, well he just keeps on growing those rings, kind of re-minds me of another golden oldie by the name of Ezekiel when he talked of the wheel within the wheel and it just keeps on turning.

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#5 posted 02-08-2007 03:50 AM

Quote Frank: ”...the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest of the White Mountains, with an age of 4,700 years, ...”

“But how about 10,000 years old?”

Another thing, Frank, is it actually correct to say that they retain their “leaves” all year round? Is it not the case that they lose their needles all year round? In my experience, conifers continuously renew themselves by sloughing off the dead needles as they grow new ones. I have some Cyprus Pines that shed their needles onto my roof and into my guttering. It’s a continuous task to clean the gutters to keep them from being blocked by the needles.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#6 posted 02-08-2007 04:52 AM

Hi Don;
—-actually ‘‘coniferae’ or ‘evergreens’ retain their needle leaves all year long, or it might even be more correct to say that evergreen trees do not lose all their needle leaves at once and so they retain their individual leaves for several years. Pines that are healthy will retain there one and two year old neeldes and shed their third year old needle leaves. And then there are those spruces that retain their needle leaves from one – six years and then shed those needles that are older.

As far as 4,700 or 10,000—-well its all by the they have ‘said crowd’ and these are the same ones who tell me how long I have to live. Never could see the point in paying them any attention as I’m too busy spinning my wheels and keeping on!

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#7 posted 02-08-2007 01:25 PM

I listened to a podcast that said that we are no longer who we were when we were young. Every cell of our body has been “sloughed off” and replaced by new ones, and yet we appear the same. We just keep going on

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 02-08-2007 02:38 PM

Even more important than the renewal of the physical body is the renewal of the spiritual self.

”...if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#9 posted 02-08-2007 02:39 PM

Hello Debbie;
—-and this is why I just keep on!

What we now are writing in the areas of science and physics, especially quantum physics and healing, says that every seven years I become a new person. Another way of saying this is to understand that our cells are being re-placed every seven years with new cells.

Now if I understand what is being said here, then it becomes to my best interest to speak new thoughts or good words into those cells which now make up my body. As Obi was saying yesterday on your blog about ‘what’s in a name’, “as a man thinks so is he”.

There is a proverb that goes as such: “Pleasant words are [like] honey from a honeycomb- sweet to the spirit and healthy for the body.” When I speak words into my body I re-mind it of what it is now, not what it used to be!

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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#10 posted 02-08-2007 03:47 PM

or what it will be…. it only “is”.. oops there went another moment .. hello “now’.. and again it has passed.

I like the idea of speaking to the body, welcoming the new cells, getting them acquainted with the Spirit, the Intentions, the journey…

And so I just keep on

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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