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Monday, June 29, 2015

Contemplation on the Odu Oturupon Irosun

In a world of chaos
It is important to stop
And hold yourself against the current
So you can hear the water
As it rushes by
Even if you know that
Eventually you can hold on no longer
And you will
with absolute certainty
Be swept up in the rush of humanity
But for one sweet moment
As you steady yourself against the tide
You will live in the moment
Of the moment
And experience the synchronicity
We call life

-- Marcos Caracol Sanchez -- Contemplation on the Odu Oturupon Irosun, written while listening to a violinist play Vivaldi's Four Seasons solo.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Contemplation on the Odu Iwori Ogbe

by definition
should be immutable
in its flexibility, thus allowing it
to stay meaningful through the ages.
Once it has lost its elasticity, it
no longer serves any
worthy purpose
like a branch
unable to bend, it will
invariably break under the weight
of dogma, righteousness and certainty
breeding fear and contempt while
becoming the very
thing that it
with an immovable
barrier, the stream continues its
journey to the sea by embracing its true nature
moving fluidly to adapt to its new
environment fulfilling 

its destiny