Thank you, Joanna Macy:


Comic Book Store Window, Park Slope/Brooklyn, NY; June, 2016]

“When you make peace with uncertainty, you find a kind of liberation. You are freed from bracing yourself against every piece of bad news, and from constantly having to work up a sense of hopefulness in order to act—which can be exhausting. There’s a certain equanimity and moral economy that comes when you are not constantly computing your chance of success. The enterprise is vast, there is no way to judge the effects of this or that individual effort—or the extent to which it makes any difference at all. Once we acknowledge this, we can enjoy the challenge and the adventure. Then we can see that it is a privilege to be alive now is this Great Turning, when all the wisdom and courage ever harvested can be put to use.”

(from World As Lover World As Self: Courage for Global Justice and Ecological Renewal, p.143, 2007)

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  1. Dear Patricia,

    Hi, there, Patricia, my so, so very For Always dearly special and dearly precious For Always sisterfriend of mine who you’re For Always so, so very much!!!!!! Yay yay yay yay!!!!!! Wow, my sister, wow here my so, so very dearest and darling friend!!!!! What a very inspiring and spectacular blog post article this is of yours with this brilliant, insightful, and enlightening quote by our astounding Joanna Macy!!!!! Wow, the title of this stupendous blog post article of yours is just perfect here, joyously and brilliantly perfect here, sister, and I, too, thank our great Joanna Macy!!!!! Wow, what beautiful and lovely words of hers with such sheer joyous gracefulness very full of such astute and acute sagacity here, Patricia!!!!!! Yay!!!!!! The picture which you have very graciously and generously pictured here with this very fine and excellent blog post article is perfectly placed here and adds to and complements this very remarkable quote by our very awesome Joanna Macy, sister!!!!! Wow, Patricia, wow!!!!! Our Joanna Macy is so, so very right on and on point when she wisely shared and declared that,”When you make peace with uncertainty, you find a kind of liberation.” Our sister is just so magnificent here with these very profound words, and all of her other gems of such greatly immense wisdom here, Patricia!!!!! Her very wise words remind me so, so very much of the slogans I’ve learned, heard, and seen for very, very many decades being in all of my very, very many and multiple 12-Step Programs as a person with very, very many recoveries of healing, Patricia!!!!!! In particular, I think of the slogans Let Go and Let God, Easy Does It, First Things First, Live and Let Live, Keep It Simple, How Important Is It?, Just For Today, One Day At A Time, and I think of even saying to myself, One Moment At A Time, One Minute At A Time, and One Second At A Time, Patricia!!!!!!! Patricia, I have learned and still continue to learn in all of my very, very many and multiple 12-Step Programs that we cannot as our Spirit’s children, and that certainly I include myself in that in how I cannot at all either predict the outcomes of circumstances and also cannot predict the future. We are just unable to control events and outcomes, sisterfriend!!!!! Patricia, this is where our Joanna Macy has hit the very, very stroke of genius here, and how these 12-Step Programs’ slogans come into play for me because these brilliant and deeply spiritual words just show me that I do very much indeed have to let go and just do what I can with a diligent and conscientious heart and spirit knowing for certain that I am not in control but that instead our So, So Very Good, Sweet, Loving, and Powerful Spirit is for sure For Always in charge and in control and that we all are for sure safe in the Very, Very Safety and For Always there for each and every one of us very safe to trust and to rely upon our Good Mother and Father God Spirit, sister of mine!!!!!! Yay!!!!!! Wow, sister, wow Patticia!!!!!! Now I’m just even more inspired and enlightened from these very insightful words here, and my Tuesday evening is just even better and brighter here, sister!!!!!! Yay, Patricia, yay!!!!!! Sister, I’ll have to look up this book by our fabulous Joanna Macy, and her other very fine and excellent writings!!!!! Yay!!!!!! Sister, what fantabulous info you For Always very, very graciously and generously provide for each and every one of us as your very, very many grateful and appreciative readers, Patricia!!!!!! Yay!!!!!! Patricia, YOU are my and our so, so very special and precious blessing, and so are all of your very contemplative blog post writings and other deep writings so, so very full of such spirit and soul, my so, so very dearest soul sister, Patricia!!!!!! Yay for YOU, Patricia!!!!!! Yay for your very brilliant blog post article and other great writings, my For Always soul sisterfriend, Patricia!!!!!!! Yay yay yay yay!!!!!! Yay for us and our For Always sisterhood and friendship, Patricia!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!! Spirit just loves and cherishes you so, so very much, Patricia, and so do I, my very dear friend!!!!!!!! Yay yay yay yay!!!!!!

    Sister, I For Always keep you covered in my very lovingly heartfelt and sensitively caring prayers and thoughts praying for you and thinking of you daily and frequently sending positive energy all of you way, Patricia!!!!!! I’m praying so hard, so much, and so often that you’re able to find an agent and a publisher for your splendid new book, Welling Up!!!!! I am just bursting with such very, very eager and delightful anticipation to read this very fun-filled, fine, and excellent new book of yours, sister!!!!!! I For Always pray for and think of your dearest and darling husband, David, your Loved One in the long term care facility, all of the rest of your so, so very precious, special, and beloved family, your so, so very pure in heart and blessedly holy friendsfamily from your very, very special Friends Meeting at Cambridge, and for all of your other friends sending positive energy all of your way and daily and often thinking of and praying for each and every one of you, sister!!!!!! Yay!!!!!! I can for sure feel all of the love, prayers, and thoughts from all of you for me in the Great Holy Spirit Dove!!!!!! I thank each and every one of you so, so very much!!!!!! All of your prayers, thoughts, and positive energy are very, very much helping and blessing me!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!! Thank-you!!!!!!!!

    Sister, please have such a totally terrific and very thrilling Tuesday evening, a wondrously wonderful rest of your week and weekend, and may all of your days be so, so very especially blessed, Patricia!!!!!! Yay!!!!!! What a joyful blessing, honor, and pleasure reading your so, so very cool blog post articles so full of spirit, and very joyously responding with my very heartfelt, thorough, and detailed comments and thoughts, Patricia!!!!!! My very, very honor, joy, and blessing, Patricia!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!

    Very Warmly and Sincerely For Always, my so, so very For Always precious and special sisterfriend Christian Quaker white woman who you’re For Always so, so very much, Patricia, with Such Peace and Love To You For Always, my sister, and with Such Blessings and Even More Blessings To You For Always, sisterfriend of mine,

    Your sisterfriend Christian black woman For Always and For Always in the very spirit and solidarity, Sherry Gordon in Iowa City, Iowa

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