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Thursday, January 29, 2004


::today
sunrise : 7:27am
sunset : 5:21pm
day length : 9h 54m
moonset : 1:04am
moonrise : 11:28pm
moonphase: waxing gibbous..7 days

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Credo


We believe in the one message
like a fever chill
in each mushroom, inside
the chantrelle, the morel,
the rose coral and shaggy mane.
We believe plankton travel the sea's veins.
We believe the movement of a lake trout
takes on the sanctity of number
as the osprey dives. We believe the towhee.
We believe alpine snow water, when it teases the crags
and outcrops like clear giggling crystal,
is memorizing sunlight to help the oysters grow.
We believe in synchronicity. We believe when a poem is conceived
the beloved knows. We believe Jupiter touches us with luck
as we live and live again, and that Jesus knew.
We believe sod holds. We believe there are
in each of us particles that once
were stars, that matter is thought,
and that this belief is the way
of breathing in.

~James Bertolino


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