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grace Forrest
New Mexico US
this blog is a journal recording the experience of having become a student of Jude Hill ~ Spirit Cloth
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so...two days. overcast or actually raining. Cold. Which allowed even more space from the intensity of the last few weeks. Space. silence, inside and out. Tomorrow back up in the 70's again and we will begin again. But the quiet, inner and outer, is in beautyFull contrast to what it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at windthread
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but still....so much to understand, to well...just see. in the morning. For the first time i know of, Oona is ON the right side branch of the fallen Tree. It's UP...about 3 ft above the earth...she must have jumped up on the base and walked out there. Everyone appears to... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at windthread
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this morning...so BeautyFull, so bright, so warm and as it goes sometimes....i went to the window, as if being called, and looked at the line of scraps and there, on the line among them, a bird. I first thought it was the tanager back, but it was so brilliantly colored...i... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at windthread
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but it's still, still, a World of Maybe. Rinpoche of Jewel Heart Temple advised...Follow the Law of the Land. Title and registration for both Horse Trailer and this new one that i am referring to in my mind as the Goat Boat. The herd's Health Certificate from Vet. The lack... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at windthread
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today was the 3rd trip to the MVD motor vehicle division, 3rd for me, and i think 5th for Travis? all to get a license plate on a small ordinary utility trailer. They never tell you the "whole story" at one time. Just some. Tell you what is missing. Then... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at windthread
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This morning, before Work Away. Emrie's Cloth about Magic. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at windthread
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woke to BrainPickings, Maria Popova. There, All These Wonders....the Moth. Read. feeling the pulse backward to where someone just had posted the cover of this book, stories, and how our lives are stories. and was sure it must have been Deb G so left her a question on her blog... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at windthread
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mostly, i pulled Kochia. would wander away, thinking to think or do something specific but then it never would happen. Thoughts would begin but dissolve. Doings would be approached but dissolve before i got there. I watched some on this screen off and on and thought about how what we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at windthread
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roots and some small marks with the Inktense pencils. I used deep purple, baked earth and saddle brown....slowly. care full y. I fooled with the eye. You can see that i tried it as a Goat's eye, but then took that away...almost. these second year Holly Hocks....grand grand grand and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at windthread
to explain the disappearance of yesterday's post. I realized out of the blue that i had put a lot of information there as if i am still just me, here in this desert. There are 3 other adults on the Hill and the Hill is really THEIRS. I need to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at windthread
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as the vet suggested last week. I had the Catch Corner ready. He stood off to the side and said put something in there .... and i had a feed tub ready and the silver bucket with pellets hanging on the high hook by the guinea hen palace, like in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at windthread
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Jenny, daughter, made me a movie i can watch on facebook. it shows me the Hill, and it IS a hill...as it goes, top to bottom, how it encompasses everyone's "campsite", the Goat Forrest. Her voice is there too. Telling me. We talked by phone. WHO would have ever imagined... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at windthread
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had been thinking about just skipping to day, it was work away monday and then just trips to the lumberyard and helping hold ocb board and then a long nap and digging a hole for compost that was gooey already but when i was out to do the evening feed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at windthread
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i think i really haven't said much here about the History of this Goat Thing. There were reasons. But maybe it's a good time to put it here now. I talked to daughter Jenny late afternoon and it was so woven and thick. They had been at the Hill today,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at windthread
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He returned my call. The trailer making guy. Utility Trailers and other kinds. He was a man of few words. He was not Punky, but his older brother John. I had written down my questions. I asked them one at a time, ticking them off, and to each, his answer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at windthread
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all the invisible baste on the top two triangular pieces. I can't name what they are yet, because i still don't know. But the hand of the Cloth is now Excellent. I will never be able to say how much Jude's Invisible Baste means to me. How 3 becomes ONE... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at windthread
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not how i'd planned, but the Catch Corner. Another Triangle... it's too soon. Rescheduled Vet day is the coming Wednesday. But Bill brought the panel, said it was on the truck and he was on his way and as it goes, we hauled it in and i didn't want it,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at windthread
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sitting with Cloth on lap this morning. Looked up and to the left into a thread basket...these two right at the top, waiting. Ok. put them together and drink tea, come to look more and they have begun talking. it's just a murmer but nonetheless. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at windthread
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Work away and then GOATS. Dropped off a long note to Vet on way to work. In effort toward Clarity. Came home to a message from his assistant in response. Not what i'd hoped for. So i called the Other vet who had done a few things here a couple... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at windthread
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i always feel kind of lacking or something when i read the words Body of Work. I have no Body of Work. But just now, going through The Drawers, i found things. and they DO make up a modest body of work! these two would be included but there was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at windthread
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this is my pattern: i go to sleep when it gets dark. I wake at sometime around 2:00. Wide Awake. i Entertain thoughts spontaneously until i suddenly realize i am entertaining thoughts at which point i begin one or the other of the meditation practices. Metta, Tonglen, Soham and I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at windthread
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there are too many things to factor in. So today, i have Surrendered to that. The Just Going has shifted into high gear. we got the Old Cowboy's Silverado from over where it lives at Bill's house and went to the Everything Supply place at the corner across from the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at windthread
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a day. no one here on this computer ordering truck parts. No Vet coming to scare Goats. Just here and just a day and i realized how "wired" i've been in the last weeks. How wired i still am. Using all my gathered wisdoms to hold me in relative balance... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at windthread
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i woke. those seconds of being FREE of any world...until we settle IN to this world we are belonging to and uhhhh, fall. into Place. and this morning, Place was a place where Emrie will come into. and how different that was. No longer a Place of such Question. No... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at windthread
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