Embodiment of Beauty

A friend of mine complained that she wasn’t beautiful enough. So I said, who told you that? She said, “nobody…I know it because men only look at my body.” So I said, men do that because women have very special bodies; their behavior is not meant to suggest that she herself isn’t also beautiful. She looked at me and said “Tell me about my beauty, Doug. Tell me why you think I’m beautiful.” Upon hearing my reply, she asks: Who told you that? I said, you did. I see what I am being shown. If all I can see is a body, then that’s what’s in front of me, which is not to say that it is all that’s there. But when a person wants to be seen as a more substantive being, there is a way to achieve this. Beauty, much like a body, or anything else about a person, is a communication. And whatever it is communicating is what will be known, and understood by others. To know something is to taste it. If a choice is made to be invisible, it cannot be criticized when others are unable to see you. If it is not possible to be seen, it is not possible to be known. And if you cannot be known, you cannot be loved. So it is not a question of how beautiful one is, but rather a matter of how willing one is to allow others to see, and experience how special your beauty is.  dwp


The ruling came down high and mighty from the Supreme Court yesterday that will secure Obamacare for America’s people. And today, the highest court in the land has passed the Nationwide Gay Marriage Act, making it legal for same sex couples to marry, have children, etc. in all 50 states. Their ruling is that it is unconstitutional to deny gay and lesbians the right to love and wed who they wish to. What a day of great celebration this is for the fundamental rights of all the people of this country to have health care, and marriage rights. The Supreme Court has spoken loud and clearly; they have served the people, so I say hallelujah!! Gender freedom, and basic human rights is truly something to celebrate, for now all the people can bath in equality. I am so happy for the people who have waited so long for this day. It is a huge historic accomplishment for Barack Obama, his legacy, the USA, and for many millions of Americans. It is a super beautiful, supremely victorious, rainbow day. Amen! dwp


Love and playfulness are for the few.
They are uninhibited spirited creatures,
For myself and you. We do not keep love,
Nor our relationship to it. Rather…
It keeps us; healthy, wholesome, and fit.
I surrender to nourishing my beloved,
And us. But when I’m unable, it hurts.
It hurts her, it hurts love, and it hurts me.

dwp 2015

Life, Love, and God

Life is a sparkling spirited free flowing celebration of this very moment. I have no idea what will happen later, tomorrow, next year, or in the next life. But whenever it happens, I will handle it. While I am not expecting to have another life, I do feel that life should be rewarded to those who have at least lived now, when they had the chance. The best reason to live now is because life is happening now, which is not to suggest that it won’t also happen later, but I cannot deny what is happening right here in front of me. I am forever dedicated to this gift we call life, and if I should be given this gift again, I will be elated at having the chance to give it another go, and take Her for another dance, but I will not wait. I am utterly devoted to living now. This is it. The party is now. Life is happening today, and it needs to be lived today. The sole purpose of life is to live. The sole purpose of living is to be loving. And the sole purpose for being loving is to come closer to god. dwp