Cave

 
 

My cave surrounds me wherever I go, shrouding my aura in darkness, oft-colored midnight, even then rich cabernet red and other so charcoal and dirt, depending where the eyes.
 
A child’s pinched lips and piercing wail at a dropped candy in a sweet shop, an obsessive loss and raging irreconcilable remedy no time will heal, deflects from the walls of my helmet.
 
But inside this dank hollow lie dusty old book traces by the scores with yellowed leaves of lingering tales in smidgeons of dribs and drabs hooked on peek-ish memory bites and
 
Tasty morsels of cookbook glossy tongue shots gleaming moist bread puddings, fired sugar crisp tops of creme brulet fine firm fork poked and 77 chicken crockpot recipes.
 
Flickering in the black are 35 millimeter reels spinning snowy memories cast in 60’s vintage plastic coating like clear crunchy couch covers that thigh-stick on humid summer days.
 
My cave halos me in shadows, protects me from seeing too crisply, feeling too widely and stepping too recklessly from coral blue wave-walls framing family, clutter, oranges and Picasso.
 
Within I carry the cavernous dim where the entryway light blazes shimmer on passersby or then again, maybe yet, the innumerably shot clear through rays shine outside in. 

29 Replies to “Cave”

      1. Not certain of the question, but much of my message is in my writing here on my blog and elsewhere on the net where I write. Teaching also facilitates any ends in modeling and speaking my word/meaning. I am a proponent of mindfulness as a solution to what ails you, me, all of us.

      2. Where are you located in the world? Popular demos are inevitable and we need to be broadening the web of conscious people as much as possible says I

      3. NJ for me. Besides general push to move power from elite hands to people hands, I am thinking of developing holistic curriculum for community education. “home schooling” on the community level. Is such a thing already a thing

      4. Holistic curriculum, collectively designed by community. Parents circulating as teachers. Teach one class a week at most.

      5. Ah, like a co-op concept. Interesting. I like that.
        I homeschooled my kids through a community alternative school that supplied an experienced teacher to oversee, answer questions, supply books, suggest curriculum and assess, very light overseeing. The day-to-day work was mine. Having an English degree, I swapped my services to teach English for science education from more experienced homeschoolers, and so we captured the spirit of a grass roots kind of co-op teaching. Something like what you suggest.

      6. Yeah that’s very similar, awesome. I was thinking that the curriculum would be mostly the same across teachers, more focused on holistic principles than on “school work”. Plenty of reading, discussion and field work.

      7. I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to get certifications so the kids could be qualified to apply to colleges etc

      8. Nah, it’s not difficult. I looked into it in my state. Just a matter of hitting the state mandated basics and applying for certification after supplying proof of what the students learned. At least in California, that is.

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