Friday, April 22, 2005

Maybe I'll see you there?

Most of life is too cautious, too afraid of the rare within to give it birth. That's why I'm moving out to the fringes (no more just holidays). I'm fighting not to be afraid that not many people live there (I am always afraid of this loneliness). The little dog of joy lies curled beside my feet. She must be allowed to be where and how she is happy and healthy. For that I would risk everything!

16 comments:

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Be the good friend to your self, that you would be to your best friend. I'm glad you liked the poem it, one more essay to freedom.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks Sue! Your poem was just wonderful!

Julie said...

You are so sweet to take care of your best friend like that, and he will take care of you also.
I read where a lot of people are afraid of the quiet, we distract ourselves w/ noise - tv, radio, etc.. but that it's good to be able to enjoy the quiet - being just w/ ourselves and that is true happiness - I expect you will be very happy! I hope you have a computer out there! When are you going?

angel-A said...

Russell - privet!
wish you enjoy your retreat.
i'll be very happy if you link my blog to yours.

i remember your kind support at my hard times - i keep my thanks in my heart, want you to know that ;)

Julie said...

Can you post a picture of your furry friend?

Angel said...

dear Russsel, here is another link to my another new blog. welcome.
http://puzzledangel.blogspot.com/

Russell Ragsdale said...

Julie, it is a journey of the heart and mind -- my body will stay where it is. I have a very active inner world, which is such a beautiful treasure I can't undertand how I can have deserved such a gift. It seems to require some silent time, but not always. I also need quality stimulation as well, which I usally get from literature, art, physics, mathematics, philosophy, religion, classical music, and jazz. I am always in the process of learning something new. Languages (computer as well as human) are my current passion. I am obsessed by the fabric of what we define as reality and how that is woven in the thing we call consciousness.

My computer will remain nearby and I'll probably try to tell you more than you care to hear about. Cheena (Small, female, Russian yard dog of Heinz 57 variety) has her picture at my late Valentine's Day posting (sleeping with her pal, Charley the male cat).

Thanks for all your thoughtful words; they mean a lot!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Angel/angel-a, are you one and the same? How many blogs do you have? What are their URL's? Which one(s) should I post a link(s) to?

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Thank you Russell, sometimes children aren't vallued as they should be.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Spacbo, Oksana, sechas ya ochen lucha dalsha ponemaiyo. Uvedetsya!

the lives we leave said...

Russell, I wish you the best of luck on your journey. As I mentioned to Ana, who is now embarking on her own journey - it takes a special person to leave the comfort of 'known things' behind to take a chance on the unknown - you are a brave man, an inspiration for all of us. Thank you my dear R, good luck on your journey!

xoxo
Anais

Russell Ragsdale said...

Thanks my dear Anais! This is a journey of risk taking -- physical travel cannot accomplish what I need to do at the moment. Don't forget about posting that recipe! Thanks for all your kind encouragement and love!

Roger Stevens said...

I am intrigued. But don't seem to have the full picture here. Maybe all will become clear in the passing of time.

Good luck anyway.

Russell Ragsdale said...

I'll keep you posted, Roger as it becomes clear to me! Thanks for the good wishes!

jadedprimadonna said...

I too am very intrigued and cannot wait to read more about this journey.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hi jpd! More to come as I have it!