GREENing Our Neighborhood

like Taoists
and Buddhists
and Hindus, etc.
Consider neighbors
extended and respected family,
ZeroZone Kin,
regardless of zone status
near or far,
regardless of species,
regardless of living
or gone
or not yet arrived.

Dear Neighbors,

I make no proud claims
of embracing a GREEN lifestyle,
making green integrity choices,
No claims of wise and sacred ecology
or even GREEN party membership.

as a Permaculture Designer
and as a hopefully therapeutic
more than helplessly threatening parent
of hurt children
becoming young adults
in a growing climate of pathology,
(great rational ecological-economic news services)
are among my healthier aspirations.

Permaculture Opera
speaks part of my journey
from our urban capital
often slighting our polluted Connecticut River
living water artery
of enculturing history

To this neighborhood
where the Yantic
and Shetucket Rivers
of Norwich
become one in the misnomered Thames River
whose mouth speaks of New London
where once fished Iroquois
blue herons,

I am interested in where these Rivers
speak from and for,
and where they are heading
and learn to listen on their banks
for their best resiliently ballasting interests
in where we have gone
and come from,
time’s nurturing ebb and co-arising flow,
and where humane nature
is healthy v pathology going,
regenerative v degenerative
cooperation v too competitive
WinWin v WinLose.

Perhaps some day in Norwich
and New London
and Groton
we may go and come back again by water taxis,
bicycle rickshaws
and tricycle grocery carts,
horses with and without buggies.

Bike and pedestrian only lanes
and downtown blocks
connecting GREEN EcoSchools
with organic community gardens
built by PositivEnergy Cooperatives
with co-invested political and economic nutritional leaders
who graduated from local EcoSchools
appropriate to Norwich’s diverse
health faces:

As Original river forest habitat
GREEN nature-spirit built environments
will allow,

As meadow greened and gardened,
grazed and harvested
as in our colonial era,

As Civil GREEN Rights and Elitist Wrongs
underground our freedom railroad
and civil war volunteerism
would expect respect
with cooperative gratitude,

As we restore our national health identity
after AntiGREENing of Vietnam
and MiddleEast
and Korea

So this copy of Permaculture Opera
is my signed gift to you,
inviting you to share this journey
if you neighborly will.

And, if you read
and care to speak further
about these pieces
or about a neighborhood
Permaculture Design Cooperative
or about restoring a therapeutic
Norwich ClimateHealth Cooperative
composed of those still in PositivEnergy Democracy School
and those who have grown out
long enough to know
we cannot continue

Here’s my email address,
my http://www.gdill52.com blogsite,
open to comments
WinWin dialogue,
cooperative skill development.

Speak with me,
invite me to listen
to what we might do better
than side-by-side


The Admirable Admirer

I did not understand his visit,
it’s timing
or purpose
nor he mine, I suppose.

I would have asked
but Why?
felt better as a mystery
or magic
or in-between
explored by mythic listening
and passionate watching.

He was tall
muscular without too much diesel Yang,
and ecstatic
to see me again
after all these in-between years.

I was on an urgent mission
to rescue two wounded children
from uncertain surgical government
absence of healing care
but had to stop
as he approached
as if I were the only person
in all of Sacred EarthTribe
he had ever loved,
could love,
would love

But “should love”
that was my question
about why this visit
when I was so otherwise committed,
exhausted really.

Before I could explain
about my perennial rescue mission
he wanted to share with me
how remarkable his friend
who adopted
two complexly hurt children.

His enthusiasm was contagious
and comforting
What I needed to hear
to feel I merited his handsome smile
happy eyes
his intimately frank appraisal
of having been found good,
worthy in more ways than one
if I know what he means.

If he is this excited
about his friend
on a new rescue mission
for climate health of innocence
how enthused might he become
when I tell him
I am a struggling therapeutic parent
of four complex and discarded post-millennials,
inching toward our peaceful revolution,
restoring self with other love

But he was gone
with the morning alarm
before we had time
to consummate this fabulous exchange
of mutual admiration.


Taoist Green Education

Playing WinLose conservative
rather than defaulting WinWin Green Liberation,
sets up the ultimate epic double-bind,
a NegativgEnergy
anti-trusting reverberation
against Earth’s co-gravitation.

If I choose to Win alone
then I loosely choose LoseLose.
If I choose to Win together
then I tightly,
more richly,
polyculturally revolve
PositivEnergy resilience.

Taoist systems thinking
associates Yang dominance
with LeftBrain deductive-languaged WesternRed dominance
and secularizing patriarchal dominance;
Three dominants in one.

here and now,
plays a dipolar co-arising
(like the apposition between 0 and 1,
black and white,
female and male)
double-bound role with Yang’s repression
of RightBrain inductive
Eastern Shadow (Jung, Plotkin)
dualdark (yin-yin)
sacred ecological
bilaterally theological
WinWin choice.

This Ego-Eco humane-divine association
of Yin with RightBrain archaic intelligence
is implicitly matriarchal
but explicitly felt diversely,
correlated with how we Ego-gender identify.

for Carl Jung
Yin’s RightBrain archaic Green person
was more of a Yang/Yin
Left/Right archaic man.

This LeftEgo-RightEco ZeroZone Green relationship
with archaically felt memories
unfolds as restorative health wisdom
of full-moon Wild Indigenous matriarchs
more than retributive reductive judgments
of full solar-sun Wild Indigenous

Yang/Yin wu-wei EarthSoul
derives nondual patriarchal-matriarchal
WinLose as EitherOr deduction
BusinessAsUsual over
WinWin as BothAnd sacred inductions.

Where Freud’s id
feels patriarchally retributive
a FemaleFreud super green matriotic power
resembling Bill Plotkin’s Wild Green Indigenous One
could resonate with
WinWin eco-theologically nurturing
greening Ego
toward healthy re-emergence
into mature Win YangLeft
with Win YinRight
balancing CoBeloved Authority,
Beautiful elegant integrity
bilaterally balanced educational systems,
parenting skills,
Green enculturation.

To preserve RightBrain ecological wildness
and LeftBrain theological diversity
of Earth,
Yang air,
Yin waters
reweave WinWin reasons
for Yang/Yin seasons,
DNA-RNA bilateral-binomial 1-0 co-intelligence.

Systems thinking includes informational mapping
nutritional ZeroZone scales
on regenerative/degenerative territory,
health/pathology feedback loops,
double-binding ego-in
Yang/Yin messaging identities.


As NegativEnergy costs and risks of yin-suppression
go up
like gasoline and oil extraction prices,
ecological dynamics of EarthFirst vocations,
nutritional balance opportunities
for PositivEnergy cooperative investments
in therapeutic health
map our Negative divestments away from Wins
for humane EgoNature
and toward Losses for divine archaic Green EarthSoul.

NegativEnergy invests too RedYanged
away from Cooperative GreenCommons Sense,
ultra-violet non-violent values,
polyculturing norms.

NegativEnergy disinvestments from EarthFirst health
depend on poor people and marginalized species
to subsidize costs
to long-term PositivEnergy Democracy
of RedYang with GreenYin,
and not competitively against.

Once WuWei thresholds cross,
our Yang human unnaturally-built environment
goes from a PositivEnergy asset
to a Yin suppressing
NegativEnergy liability–
limiting reforesting healthy multicultures
with future PositivEnergy regenerators.

Taoist resilient health thinking
helps me remember
and cooperatively WinWin manage
growing more resonant sacred eco-theological relationships
away from cognitive-affective dissonance

To grow more Positive WinWin
and less Negative WinLose,
To re-emerge with each dawn
more therapeutically healthy,
so less threateningly pathological
to EarthFirst Yang/Yin Prime CoRelationship
my internal Secular-Sacred ZeroZone
colorful development.


Opening Closed Doors

is when my last door closes,
and how,
and why.

He said
before he died.
Until then,
his life had been gratitude for open
and closed doors,
windows of opportunity opening
as windows of risk closed.

I wonder if doors open to further life regeneration,
PositivEnergy Democracy,
further restorations of open door EarthSoul Justice.

Yin’s EarthTribe peace
through polypathic golden rules
cooperative health and compassion
invite me back in

Doors close
for more BusinessAsUsual
Yang-dominant competitions

Too Busyness with WinLose suboptimal
not quite really pro-full-life vocational optimization.
Which reminds me
how grateful I am
for some Other EarthFirst Door
still surely open
inviting love
positive karma without negative waste streams

Left with Right enculturing synergy,
Or I would already be LeftEgo BrainDead.

God always answers best,
most gracefully,
when we invite with authentic curiosity
and respect Gaia’s answer
Doors both Opening and Closing
with theo-eco-logical therapeutic equity
WuWei WinWin pro-life

And not WinLeft deductions
over Lose SacredRight inductions.


Storms in all seasons
of Closing Doors
like NegativEnergy emotions
have dramatic beauty
more divinely inspiring
while watching
from inside Closed Womb insulators,

A matriotically safe and warm
but not too warm,
WinWin cooperative Original Habitat

Sleeping inside someone
who also enjoys discussing
and laughing about
our stormy closed doors
and curious WinWin opening doors,
and windows
becoming part of this just-right
creolizing climate storm
of Wild Us.

My still open doors
and windows for gratefully noticing
PositivEnergy CoOperatives
are my opportunities
to watch beautiful Heavenly Father storms
of alarming retribution
as also Gaia’s WinWin graceful restoration.

This Open Door
my grateful living
loving vocation,
integrity’s ultimate invocation.

is when my last door closes
halfway Yang full throttle
secularizing patriarchal LeftBrain
RightBrain sacred matriarchal resonance,
and wealthy how
and healthy why.


Cascading Windows

The first of Earth’s life support systems
to go
was crude oil
Then natural-spiritual gas
Then easily accessible commercial-grade
and scale

Then wood
for crude construction.

Then electric grid energy
then Western
then Eastern colonizing infrastructures
pathologically cascaded
into local-cooperative democracy scale.

While internally cooperative infrastructures
of active love
beauty and grace of
and gratitude for
PositivEnergy Democracy
expanded exponentially,
driven by both Positive cooperative investments
and Negative loss divestments
of WinNow to LoseLater
long-term self disempowering deficit,
rather than WinWin co-redeeming,

Then clean drinking water
pathologically cascaded
away from where it was needed
and toward where seaside communities
entire coast lines
were redrawn,
and boundary issues
of dry nations
and barren refugee states
faded away
from multi-mediated view.

While internally WinWin
cooperative infrastructures
swept revolutionarily in,
like a grateful sacred tsunami,
economic and political cascade,
social and psychological and historical reweaving,
theological and ecological co-regenerative,
reaching toward livable climate needs
as without

For health
as abundant multicultural EarthWealth

With Permaculture Design
ego-ecotherapeutic ZeroZone centering practices,
Psychological PositiveENergy ReStorations,
GoldenRule Therapeutic Justice,
NonViolent, local through global, Peace

WinLose LeftBrain Either/Or
Nature/Spirit dualistic fundamentalism
cascading toward WinWin Both/And eco/theological gratitude,
Positive LeftRight ProLife GreenEnergy STEAM Systems,
gratitude for trust and beauty attitudes.

BadNews closed doors chosen first
are GoodNews open doors
cooperatively chosen WinWin last
yet healthy best.


Trading Trees Into Timber

I see someone wants to trade
eight hundred year old trees
for timber.

not someone who knows how to listen
to WiseElders.

When these trees were mere seedlings,
they were already exploring how deep and rich
is Earth’s flowering flow
of nurturing rivers.

Most people in that ancient time
were monotonously sure
Earth is simply,
even evangelistically,

eight hundred years later
still clueless
how deep and rich
is Earth’s flowering flow
of multiculturing sacred time.


Inordinate Questions

I’m sorry
if my glad questions
make you feel sad

But that
is not my intent
I assure you.

Given zero opportunity,
then zero risk
can become deadening
to those not yet dead

Perhaps I would
not be too intrusive
to ask if we might risk
speaking together.

What do we want
and/or apart?

Then let’s do that
and/or apart.

Then let us speak
and vote
and invest together again
to ask
How best regain cooperation

Now what do we want
and/or WinWin apart?

Then let’s do that…