April 8th, 2014

the mystical experience of the outpouring of the light of God

It is 9:15 AM Tuesday morning in the luminous flow. It is a cold gray here in West Michigan. I still do not believe Spring has come this year. Before you know it it will be Winter again.

I do not remember what time I got up this morning. I got up that I am sure of because if I was still in bed I would not be here writing these words. So I got up made a pot of coffee and then messed with our main computer. In the mornings I read some News, music reviews and blogs. I always check my e-mail in the mornings and look at my Facebook site.
After messing with our main computer I cooked myself breakfast and after eating I wrote in my paper diary. Carol got home from work around 8:39 AM and has gone to bed for the day. Existence keeps decaying. I remember these words of the apostle Paul, "therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day" 2 Corinth. 4:16.

Last night I wandered the house, watched television and went to bed early. I started reading last night a novel titled, "Almost" by Elizabeth Benedict.

I have no plans for the day. I got out these books to look at this morning.

"This Is My Beloved Son: The Transfiguration Of Christ" by Andreas Andreopoulos

"A Sunlit Absence: Silence, Awareness, and Contemplation" by Martin Laird

"The Acts Of The Apostles" [The Pillar New Testament Commentary] by David G. Peterson

Last night when Carol got up we skyped our daughter Beth because Carol wanted to see our granddaughter Louisa Mae. Carol misses her little girl Mae.

I have meaning to ask Beth if she named Louisa Mae after the writer Louisa May Alcott. Louisa May Alcott wrote the famous novel "Little Women".


In my main study I have some of my books. Awhile back I bought a book titled, "Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father" biography by John Matteson that I have yet to read. Last year I read John Matteson's biography "The Lives Of Margaret Fuller: A Biography".

Well I will close to face the howling wind.
  • Current Music
    Wovenhand "The Threshingfloor"

21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind

Belief & Technique For Modern Prose by Jack Kerouac

1. Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
2. Submissive to everything, open, listening
3. Try never get drunk outside yr own house
4. Be in love with yr life
5. Something that you feel will find its own form
6. Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
7. Blow as deep as you want to blow
8. Write what you want bottomless from bottom of the mind
9. The unspeakable visions of the individual
10. No time for poetry but exactly what is
11. Visionary tics shivering in the chest
12. In tranced fixation dreaming upon object before you
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
14. Like Proust be an old teahead of time
15. Telling the true story of the world in interior monolog
16. The jewel center of interest is the eye within the eye
17. Write in recollection and amazement for yourself
18. Work from pithy middle eye out, swimming in language sea
19. Accept loss forever
20. Believe in the holy contour of life
21. Struggle to sketch the flow that already exists intact in mind
22. Dont think of words when you stop but to see picture better
23. Keep track of every day the date emblazoned in yr morning
24. No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge
25. Write for the world to read and see yr exact pictures of it
26. Bookmovie is the movie in words, the visual American form
27. In praise of Character in the Bleak inhuman Loneliness
28. Composing wild, undisciplined, pure, coming in from under, crazier the better
29. You're a Genius all the time
30. Writer-Director of Earthly movies Sponsored & Angeled in Heaven
  • Current Music
    Wovenhand "Ten Stones"

Doc Martin

I asked my wife when she got up this evening did she know why Bethany named our granddaughter Louisa Mae? I found out Beth named her after a character in TV show Doc Martin. Beth did not name Louisa after Louisa May Alcott.


Right now it is 7:33 PM Tuesday night. I plan to watch some television and go to bed around 10 o'clock PM. I have been reading this evening a book titled, "Bookstore: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co." by Lynne Tillman.

I did not go any where today. Tomorrow I cover for someone at the Herrick Public Library used bookstore from 10 AM till 1 PM. After volunteering at the library book nook I plan to visit thrift stores to look at used books and then go downtown for coffee.

Well I will close to brush my teeth.

Bethany & Louisa Mae
Bethany & Louisa Mae
  • Current Music
    Wovenhand "Mosaic"