I wonder what it would mean if people actually mattered.
Not just to me or you,
whatever that means.
What if love was realer than everything else?
And when you died,
what you were that was love
and everything else
because it never had been
What if this life really was primarily a spiritual exercise?
And if you keep holy love as your center, all is well
no matter what.
And if you don’t, nothing is quite right
no matter what.
What if that’s not just something people say to break the ice
or win the round?
What if it’s truer than all the threads
that weave together
to argue it away?
What would I say to my friend if it really mattered what I say to my friend?
What if “really mattered” isn’t just an indefinable concept;
what if it also points towards a true knowledge
that I know
though I cannot perfectly define it,
or that I at least know something of
and know something of how to let it win
even though I can only get better and better
at holding, knowing, describing,
and sharing it,
without ever quite
or even feels
or even maybe
What is the point of seven billion human beings?
What is the point of a busy world forced silent by the overhead catastrophes?
What is the point of getting together
or breaking up?
Why be Einstein sketching the edges
or Shakespeare painting from the inside out
or a skinny bum sitting on a heating vent,
sipping from her diet coke
and telling the air to leave it the fuck alone!?
And what is a human soul when dogs have feelings
and even gnats whisper a trace of thereness?
Who’ll stop the sides from falling into the center,
the stones breaking out
of outward blossoming walls?
You? Me? Us? Them? The god? God? Who? What?
I’ll wager you one life
for a life worth living–
one where I am really here now
and know it
and have reason
Attributed to the same old committee
What is this?
Well, it has to do with Love at a Reasonable Price.
In the first section of that evolving ebook are two stories from the town of Pine, Michigan–where Pure Love was once peddled and where in time a Pure Love Research Center grew. And at the end of the second store, a Pure Love researcher says, ”
To understand Charles’ and I’s research, you have to be at least somewhat acquainted with the standard model of Pure Love.”
So then we thought we’d write a Standard Model or Standard Theory of Pure Love–like how there is one for physics. But we’ve been having our troubles. So now we’re just writing poems around the topic, hoping to sink in at an appropriate place. So far the poems are all free (so far all poems are free: see “Poems” category on the right hand side). These poems and all other writings in Love at a Reasonable Price are listed and linked-to here:
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