This story remains unfinished
as do all the best tales told.
Yet I must warn you
it has a happy ending,
although not a finished
Ever After LoveLife.
Where this story begins
remains a mystery,
like a definition for “Tao”
more obscure than refining Yang
with Yin sublime co-relationship,
Which is, and is not,
equivalent with white and black,
and all curious colors in-between
masculine and feminist,
left-brain dominant strength
and right-brain prominent flow;
liberties egalitarian and freedoms interdependent,
powers and passions,
climates and cultures,
natures and nurtures
secular and sacred,
ego- and eco-systemic
wealth as health,
love as life…
this unfinished end
revisits our Green Sanctuary origins,
Earth as Eden,
Humane life as divine love
where Gaia danced with interior/exterior humane voices
long before humanity was a tremor in Her womb
of left-brain dominant verbal becoming retold history.
Whether such a vast stage of DNA origin,
hoary with memoried and imagined Time,
and effluently cultural,
or hopes to one day become,
The Greatest Story Not Ever Told,
if only because we have been so Business As Usual
win-losing recycling spirals
conjoining Alphas and Omegas,
great transitional beginnings
with endings not yet visible,
or even vicariously heard,
Not ever completing
all Win/Win interdependent co-relationships
But, you were asking about New London
in particular place and time,
a Connecticut town of about 30,000,
home of the Coast Guard
and a Unitarian-Universalist Center
everybody knows as All Souls
and most every multicultural body repeats
“Where all Souls are welcome.”
I think the GrantWriter
was from out of town,
without any long-term relationships in New London
or our eclectic religious sector.
Such profound disconnection
for growing deep and wide compassion roots.
So, I did what I do,
I wrote an unfinishable proposal
about how to grow a resiliently healthy love life
in and with and for New London,
about why we each and all need a new win/win cooperative theory
for regenerative climate development;
so also against degenerative overheated
and frozen anti-health development.
Too much of my own learning experience
emphasized the sterile science
and dyspeptic un-communioned arts
of grief about lose/lose monoculturing climate terror trends,
So what would the opposite polycultural outcomes
of such environmental disaster feel like?
How would we reattach to sacred gratitude
as a win/win species?
Now living in side-by-side autocratic/democratic silo communities
wrestling with win/lose economic capital-hoarding competition models
for natural and spiritual and financial survival.
Where are our active gratitude models
for win/win healthy wealth optimization?
listening to Pamela Sparr,
not New London talent,
but encountered in an All Souls reading circle book,
Justice On Earth,
we cooperatively evolved five steps
Out of Our Silos and Selves:
1) Propose a bolder win/win,
prophetic resilient image
of a mutually compassionate ecopolitics.
2) Develop communally incarnated courage
capacity to listen
naturally left and spiritually right
ego-eco-theo-logically taoistic nutritional.
3) Look for win/win gratitude experiences
outside our side by side religious sanctuaries
and inside organic health farms
of resiliently ego-masculine
resonantly eco-feminist communication.
4) Engage with radical outdoor Earth voices
for interdependent co-passion
building up and out
and down and in
5) Increase win/win
for health/wealth inspired
co-refining secular/sacred experience
Note: First in a series of integral win/win cooperative health system proposals.