anonymous asked:

Hi Greg, how can I love without attachment?

Visualize what you love, get a good picture of that person or of that thing that you love in your mid. Feel the love bubble up in you and feel the warmth and the fullness of it. Now, let that image go, let that person or thing drift away and simply feel the warmth and the softness that is still there. Hold onto that and feel that. The person or thing is gone, but the feeling is still there. Love is still there. This is love without attachment. This is love without a cause. The visualization is only needed to pull it from you and you can, with practice, pull it out of yourself without the visualization. Just breathe and follow that breath to your chest and feel what is there. This love is found in the same space you feel anger, loneliness and sadness; in your heart. If you feel loneliness, anger or sadness that covers this love, allow it to and allow all that you find there. Feel those things. Work with those things, they are a shield for this love. They show you to this love. Work with them and get to their true cause and let them soften. Work with the armor to get to the true undifferentiated love that is inherent to being you. Finding, cultivating and being this Love, things and people will come and go and you’ll still have love. You simply won’t be attached to the things that pull this love from you, you’ll simply feel love.

~greg

Tips for New Runners

Running is arguably one of the most beneficial forms of cardiovascular exercise on the planet. It engages nearly every muscle in the body while burning calories and building muscle in the process. Granted, you won’t reap the same muscle-building benefits from running as you would from lifting weights, but it’s still a viable way to improve muscle mass and tone.

Unfortunately, though, many newcomers to the sport struggle to maintain their regimen. Running can be taxing on the body, resulting in fatigue and low energy. Furthermore, there’s always the risk of injury, which is even greater among new runners. If you’re looking to enter the fun and rewarding world of running, we have some tips to help.

Buy New Shoes

You don’t need any special weights or equipment to run. You will, however, need a good pair of running shoes. A typical pair of running shoes will last for 200 to 400 miles, after which they’ll lose their support and become uncomfortable to wear. So if you’re still wearing the same running shoes you purchased two or three years ago, perhaps you should invest in a new pair.

Start Small

I know this probably sounds like common sense, but it’s still worth mentioning that you should start small when running. In other words, don’t attempt a marathon or half-marathon just yet. Even if you can physically finish a marathon, it will stress your body while placing you at risk for injury. Work your way up to these long runs by starting small, preferably with just a 1-mile run.

Wear the Right Clothes

In addition to new shoes, you should also invest in the right clothes for running. Many seasoned runners (including myself) prefer to wear compression pants with a wicking t-shirt made of polyester or similar synthetic material.

Stay Hydrated

Dehydration is something that nearly every runner will encounter. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, your body could be in need of water. This is particularly true during the winter, as the cold weather tricks your body into thinking its hydrated when it’s actually dehydrated. A good rule of thumb is to drink a minimum of eight, 8-ounce glasses of water per day.

Breathe Through Your Nose

When running, you should try to get into the habit of breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth. This allows for maximum efficiency while minimizing stress on your lungs.

Some Guy’s Stretches/Exercises

Hey artists, writers who type a lot, phone gawkers, ect. Perhaps you may find this useful.

Turns out I probably had a pinched nerve in my neck which was causing my neck/shoulder pain, so I looked up some neck stretches.

I’m about to promote the hell out of someone, I do not know this guy but I hope he appreciates what I’m doing for him here. XD

However, if any of these exercises causes you extreme pain, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON’T DO IT! I want to help, not seriously injure you. o__o

“Towel Derp”

I started using this rather silly looking exercise to help with my neck and it’s done WONDERS for it. It’s also just supposed to be good for those with poor posture and other neck pain.

If you try this, please note that while it may feel good at first, you WILL get sore the more you do it. XD It should pass in time though.

“Turkey Derp”

I also started doing this even more ridiculous looking exercise that is supposed to help neck, arms, hands, all of it.

“Dramatic One-Shoulder Shrug”

Just a quick stretch meant to help ease one-sided neck pain quickly.

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Now onto stretches just meant for HAND/ARM/WRIST pain from repetitive motion!

“Pull My Fingers”

I’m sure a lot of artists/writers have heard of the “pull your flipped hand downwards” stretch, but this one reveals that doing this by pulling the hand down by the fingers gives a much better stretch! Err, just watch if you didn’t understand. XP

“Pull Down Your Punch”

I don’t have a video for this one, but for a good stretch where the top of your arm faces upward - Stretch out your arm, put your hand into a fist, grab the fist with your other hand, pull down and hold it for a few seconds. Works better than if your hand is open.

One last hand stretch recommendation with no picture or anything - Simply open up your hand and spread out your fingers as much as you can! Rest it, repeat, ect.

Anyway, these stretches in particular have helped me quite a bit, ESPECIALLY my neck pain. It’s even helped my hand and arm pain a bit.

I am not CURED, mind you, especially not my hands, and for all I know even this will stop helping me in time, but it’s been a few weeks now and I’ve at least been functioning better than I was. SO, here are these videos to anyone who may also find them helpful.

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Demo and cues for the bench press! How much do you guys bench?

“T Scores and Other Normal Curve Transformations” Problem Set

On an I.Q. distribution (normal), with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15, find the actual I.Q.s (raw scores) for individuals with the following z scores.

a. 0.56, b. 2.73, c. -1.64, d. -0.10, e. 2.58

For a., x = I.Q. points = zSD + M = (0.56)(15) + 100 = 108.40

For b., x = I.Q. points = zSD + M = (2.73)(15) + 100 = 140.95

For c., x = I.Q. points = zSD + M = (-1.64)(15) + 100 = 75.40

For d., x = I.Q. points = zSD + M = (-0.10)(15) + 100 = 98.50

For e., x = I.Q. points = zSD + M = (2.58)(15) + 100 = 138.70

Find the z score for each of the following percentiles.

a. 95th percentile, b. 10th percentile, c. 39th percentile, d. 55th percentile, e. 75th percentile

For a., using the percentile table, the corresponding z score for the 95th percentile is 1.65.

For b., using the percentile table, the corresponding z score for the 10th percentile is -1.28.

For c., using the percentile table, the corresponding z score for the 39th percentile is -0.28.

For d., using the percentile table, the corresponding z score for the 55th percentile is 0.13.

For e., using the percentile table, the corresponding z score for the 75th percentile is 0.67.

A normal distribution has a mean of 250 and a standard deviation of 45. Calculate the raw score for someone who is at the 95th percentile.

The z score that corresponds to the 95th percentile is 1.65.

Therefore, x = zSD + M = (1.65)(45) + 250 = 324.25.

On a normal distribution with a mean of 1500 and a standard deviation of 90, find the raw score for each of the following percentiles.

a. 45th percentile, b. 55th percentile, c. 15th percentile, d. 79th percentile, e. 5th percentile

For a., the z score that corresponds to the 45th percentile is -0.13. Therefore, x = zSD + M = (-0.13)(90) + 1500 = 2488.30.

For b., the z score that corresponds to the 55th percentile is 0.13. Therefore, x = zSD + M = (0.13)(90) + 1500 = 1511.70.

For c., the z score that corresponds to the 15th percentile is -1.04. Therefore, x = zSD + M = (-1.04)(90) + 1500 = 1406.40.

For d., the z score that corresponds to the 79th percentile is 0.81. Therefore, x = zSD + M = (0.81)(90) + 1500 = 1572.90.

For e., the z score that corresponds to the 5th percentile is -1.65. Therefore, x = zSD + M = (-1.65)(90) + 1500 = 1351.50.

On an I.Q. distribution with a mean of 100 and an SD of 15, compare the difference in I.Q. points between two persons at the 50th and 54th percentiles with those at the 95th and 99th percentiles.

The z score that corresponds to the 50th percentile is 0.00. Therefore, x = I.Q. points = zSD + M = (0.00)(15) + 100 = 100.
The z score that corresponds to the 54th percentile is 0.10. Therefore, x = I.Q. points = zSD + M = (0.10)(15) + 100 = 101.50.
The difference between the two I.Q. points is 101.50 - 100 = 1.50.

The z score that corresponds to the 95th percentile is 1.65. Therefore, x = I.Q. points = zSD + M = (1.65)(15) + 100 = 124.75.
The z score that corresponds to the 99th percentile is 2.41. Therefore, x = I.Q. points = zSD + M = (2.41)(15) + 100 = 136.15.
The difference between the two I.Q. points is 136.15 - 124.75 = 11.40.

Therefore, the difference between the 95th and 99th percentiles is 11.4/1.5 ≈ 8 times greater than the difference between the 50th and 54th percentiles, despite both having a 4 percentage point distance from each other.

On an S.A.T. verbal distribution with a mean of 500 and an SD of 100, compare the difference of 6 percentage points for S.A.T. scores between persons at the 47th and 53rd percentiles with those at the 1st and 7th percentiles.

The z score that corresponds to the 47th percentile is -0.08. Therefore, x = S.A.T. score = zSD + M = (-0.08)(100) + 500 = 492.
The z score that corresponds to the 53rd percentile is 0.08. Therefore, x = S.A.T. score = zSD + M = (0.08)(100) + 500 = 508.
The difference between the two S.A.T. scores is 508 - 492 = 16.

The z score that corresponds to the 1st percentile is -2.41. Therefore, x = S.A.T. score = zSD + M = (-2.41)(100) + 500 = 259.
The z score that corresponds to the 7th percentile is -1.48. Therefore, x = S.A.T. score = zSD + M = (-1.48)(100) + 500 = 352.
The difference between the two S.A.T. scores is 352 - 259 = 93.

Therefore, the difference between the 1st and 7th percentiles is 93/16 ≈ 6 times greater than the difference between the 47th and 53rd percentiles, despite both having a 6 percentage point distance from each other.

On an adult female weight distribution with a mean of 153 pounds and an SD of 30, compare the difference of 3 percentage points for weights between persons at the 47th and 50th percentiles with those at the 96th and 99th percentiles.

The z score that corresponds to the 47th percentile is -0.08. Therefore, x = weight in pounds = zSD + M = (-0.08)(30) + 153 = 150.60.
The z score that corresponds to the 50th percentile is 0.00. Therefore, x = weight in pounds = zSD + M = (0.00)(30) + 153 = 153.00.
The difference between the two weights in pounds is 153.00 - 150.60 = 2.40.

The z score that corresponds to the 96th percentile is 1.75. Therefore, x = weight in pounds = zSD + M = (1.75)(30) + 153 = 205.50.
The z score that corresponds to the 99th percentile is 2.41. Therefore, x = weight in pounds = zSD + M = (2.41)(30) + 153 = 225.30.
The difference between the two weights in pounds is 225.30 - 205.50 = 19.80.

Therefore, the difference between the 96th and 99th percentiles is 19.8/2.4 ≈ 8 times greater than the difference between the 47th and 50th percentiles, despite both having a 3 percentage point distance from each other.

On a normal distribution, the mean is 820. A certain individual has a raw score of 800 and is at the 43rd percentile. Find the standard deviation.

The z score that corresponds to the 43rd percentile is -0.18.

z = (x - M)/SD
SD = (x - M)/z = (800 - 820)(-0.18) ≈ 111.11

The mean on a normal distribution is 500. A certain individual has a raw score of 600 and is at the 85th percentile. Find the standard deviation, the range, and both the highest and lowest scores.

The z score that corresponds to the 85th percentile is 1.04.

z = (x - M)/SD
SD = (x - M)/z = (600 - 500)/1.04 ≈ 96.15

Since the distribution is normal, R = 6SD = 6(96.15) = 576.92.

highest score = M + R/2 = 500 + 576.92/2 = 788.46
lowest score = M - R/2 = 500 - 576.92/2 = 211.54

On a normal distribution with a mean of 115, find the standard deviation for the following raw scores.

a. 120 (at the 60th percentile), b. 100 (at the 30th percentile), c. 110 (at the 47th percentile, d. 85 (at the 7th percentile), e. 140 (at the 83rd percentile)

For a., the z score that corresponds to the 60th percentile is 0.25. Therefore, SD = (x - M)/z = (120 - 115)/0.25 = 20.

For b., the z score that corresponds to the 30th percentile is -0.52. Therefore, SD = (x - M)/z = (100 - 115)/(-0.52) ≈ 28.85.

For c., the z score that corresponds to the 47th percentile is -0.08. Therefore, SD = (x - M)/z = (110 - 115)/(-0.08) = 62.50.

For d., the z score that corresponds to the 7th percentile is -1.48. Therefore, SD = (x - M)/z = (85 - 115)/(-1.48) ≈ 20.27.

For e., the z score that corresponds to the 83rd percentile is 0.95. Therefore, SD = (x - M)/z = (140 - 115)/0.95 ≈ 26.32.

A normal distribution has a standard deviation of 15. A raw score of 122 falls at the 90th percentile. Find the mean of the distribution.

The z score that corresponds to the 90th percentile is 1.28.

z = (x - M)/SD
zSD = x - M
M = x - zSD = 122 - (1.28)(15) 102.80

On a normal distribution, the standard deviation is 90. A raw score of 400 falls at the 18th percentile. Find the mean.

The z score that corresponds to the 18th percentile is -0.92.

z = (x - M)/SD
zSD = x - M
M = x - zSD = 400 - (-0.92)(90) = 482.80

Find the mean for each of the following normal distributions.

a. SD = 10, x = 50, percentile rank = 35, b. SD = 50, x = 300, percentile rank = 76, c. SD = 3, x = 15, percentile rank = 95, d. SD = 23, x = 74, percentile rank = 34, e. SD = 100, x = 1600, percentile rank = 85

For a., the z score that corresponds to the 35th percentile is -0.39. Therefore, M = x - zSD = 50 - (-0.39)(10) = 53.90.

For b., the z score that corresponds to the 76th percentile is 0.71. Therefore, M = x - zSD = 300 - (0.71)(50) = 264.50.

For c., the z score that corresponds to the 95th percentile is 1.65. Therefore, M = x - zSD = 15 - (1.65)(3) = 10.05.

For d., the z score that corresponds to the 34th percentile is -0.41. Therefore, M = x - zSD = 74 - (-0.41)(23) = 83.43.

For e., the z score that corresponds to the 85th percentile is 1.04. Therefore, M = x - zSD = 1600 - (1.04)(100) = 1496.00.

On a normal distribution, an individual has a z score of 1.30. Find the T score.

T = 10z + 50 = (10)(1.30) + 50 = 63.00

On a normal distribution, an individual has a z score of -0.50. Find the T score.

T = 10z + 50 = (10)(-0.50) + 50 = 45.00

On a normal distribution with a mean of 500 and a standard deviation of 95, find the T score for each of the following raw scores.

a. 400, b. 610, c. 330, d. 775, e. 550

For a., the corresponding z score is z = (x - M)/SD = (400 - 500)/95 ≈ -1.05. Therefore, T = 10z + 50 = 10(-1.05) + 50 = 39.50.

For b., the corresponding z score is z = (x - M)/SD = (610 - 500)/95 ≈ 1.16. Therefore, T = 10z + 50 = 10(1.16) + 50 = 61.60.

For c., the corresponding z score is z = (x - M)/SD = (330 - 500)/95 ≈ -1.79. Therefore, T = 10z + 50 = 10(-1.79) + 50 = 32.10.

For d., the corresponding z score is z = (x - M)/SD = (775 - 500)/95 ≈ 2.89. Therefore, T = 10z + 50 = 10(2.89) + 50 = 78.90.

For e., the corresponding z score is z = (x - M)/SD = (550 - 500)/95 ≈ 0.53. Therefore, T = 10z + 50 = 10(0.53) + 50 = 55.30.

The following are from a normal distribution with a mean of 35 and a standard deviation of 4.50. Find the raw score for each T score.

a. T = 43, b. T = 67, c. T = 25, d. T = 31, e. T = 78

For a., the corresponding z score is z = (T - 50)/10 = (43 - 50)/10 = -0.70. Therefore, x = zSD + M = (-0.70)(4.50) + 35 = 31.85.

For b., the corresponding z score is z = (T - 50)/10 = (67 - 50)/10 = 1.70. Therefore, x = zSD + M = (1.70)(4.50) + 35 = 42.65.

For c., the corresponding z score is z = (T - 50)/10 = (25 - 50)/10 = -2.50. Therefore, x = zSD + M = (-2.50)(4.50) + 35 = 23.75.

For d., the corresponding z score is z = (T - 50)/10 = (31 - 50)/10 = -1.90. Therefore, x = zSD + M = (-1.90)(4.50) + 35 = 26.45.

For e., the corresponding z score is z = (T - 50)/10 = (78 - 50)/10 = 2.80. Therefore, x = zSD + M = (2.80)(4.50) + 35 = 47.60.

The employees at a certain manufacturing plant have a mean hourly income of $10.00, with a standard deviation of $2.10. Find the actual hourly wages of the employees who have the following z scores. Assume normal distribution.

a. 2.50, b. 1.56, c. -0.97, d. -1.39

For a., x = hourly wage = zSD + M = (2.50)(2.10) + 10 = $15.25.

For b., x = hourly wage = zSD + M = (1.56)(2.10) + 10 = $13.28.

For c., x = hourly wage = zSD + M = (-0.97)(2.10) + 10 = $7.96.

For d., x = hourly wage = zSD + M = (-1.39)(2.10) + 10 = $7.08.

The grades of the students in a large statistics class are normally distributed around a mean of 70, with an SD of 5. If the instructor decides to give an A grade only to the top 15% of the class, what grade must a student earn to be awarded an A?

The top 15% is the 100 - 15 = 85th percentile. The z score corresponding to the 85th percentile is 1.04. Therefore, x = grade to get an A = zSD + M = (1.04)(5) + 70 = 75.5.

The mean height among adult males is 68 inches. If one individual is 72 inches tall and has a z score of 1.11,

a. find the SD, b. find the range, c. find the highest score, d. find the lowest score.

Assume normal distribution.

For a., SD = (x - M)/z = (72 - 68)/1.11 ≈ 3.60 inches.

For b., since the distribution is normal, R = 6SD = 6(3.60) ≈ 21.62.

For c., highest score = M + R/2 = 68 + 21.62/2 = 78.81.

For d., lowest score = M - R/2 = 68 - 21.62/2 = 57.19.

A student has a grade-point average of 3.75, which is at the 90th percentile. The standard deviation is 0.65. Give the values for the mean, the median, and the mode. Assume normal distribution.

The z score that corresponds to the 90th percentile is 1.28.

z = (x - M)/SD
zSD = x - M
M = x - zSD = 3.75 - (1.28)(0.65) ≈ 2.92.

Since the distribution is normal, M = Mdn = Mo = 2.92.

Find the equivalent T scores for the following z scores.

a. 0.10, b. -1.42, c. 2.03, d. -0.50

For a., T = 10z + 50 = 10(0.10) + 50 = 51.00.

For b., T = 10z + 50 = 10(-1.42) + 50 = 35.80.

For c., T = 10z + 50 = 10(2.03) + 50 = 70.30.

For d., T = 10z + 50 = 10(-0.50) + 50 = 45.00.

A score that falls at the first quartile (25th percentile) must receive a. what z score, b. what T score? Assume normal distribution.

For a. the corresponding z score for the 25th percentile is -0.67.

For b., the corresponding T score for the 25th percentile is 43.30. (percentile table)

True or false: The standard deviation of the T score distribution must equal the standard deviation of the raw score distribution.

False, the standard deviation is always equal to 10 for the T score distribution.

True or false: All T scores greater than 50 must yield percentiles that are greater than 50.

True.

True or false: If the mean of a set of normally distributed values is 11.83, the median is also equal to 11.83.

True.

Use the stanine table to find the T score for someone whose stanine was 4.18.

According to the stanine table, the corresponding T score for a stanine of 4.18 is 45.90.

Use the stanine table to find the z score for someone whose stanine was 6.04.

According to the stanine table, the corresponding z score for a stanine of 6.04 is 0.52.

Use the stanine table to find the stanine for someone whose N.C.E. was 35.80.

According to the stanine table, the corresponding stanine for a N.C.E. score of 35.80 is 3.66.

Day 358
So, this is day number one as a personal trainer to me…aaand it’s been a good day for me and my trainee, of course.

We have gone through an individualized 60 minutes-program that fitted my client’s physical state, including basics like a good warm-up, stretching, cardio-vascular and own-bodyweight exercises and some cool-downs.

It’s been a whole lot of fun, so, hopefully, I am going to continue this :)

anonymous asked:

URGENT: This friday I am going to write 1 out of 3 final exams which will determine if I get my degree / my degree's value and I don't have a problem concerning the subject itself (normally I have 13 (1-) /14 (1) points out of 15 (1+)) , but I am scared of having a panic attack making it impossible to participate. All exams will be up to 6 hours and I don't think I will be able to suffer through all of it.

Hello there!

Breathe. You got this. I understand that you are under a lot of pressure, and that this is very important to you, but remember, that no matter what happens, as long as you try your best, then the results will show. Even if something bad happens, you tried your best, and you should be proud at that. Remember that whatever happens during each exam that you’ll get past this no matter what the outcome is. My favorite quote is “this too shall pass” because no matter what anything happens, you’ll be able to get past it, and life goes on. You get life lessons in everything you do, and this is just another.

Ok, now that the philosophics are out of the way, I’ll give you some tips that have saved me from the terrors of examinations and their intimidating rooms.

The night before:

1.    If you’ve studied well, you KNOW you’re ready. It’s just the doubt that’s inside, and when that comes, push it away with something that calms you. Drink something warm that you like, whether that be coffee, milk, tea or water. Giving yourself a break from all the stress will relieve it temporarily and that temporary moment is sometimes just the thing you need to prevent you from stressing more.

2.    Review key concepts and everything that you are SURE you need. Don’t focus on everything if you aren’t sure it’s going to be on it.

3.    Take a shower and sleep early. Refresh yourself with a start of a new day that’s approaching.

The day of:

1.    A shower in the morning is a preference so you can choose. But time it right, you don’t want to be late.

2.    If you think you are up for the task, on the way to the exam room, try to think of key concepts in your head rather than straight panicking. Don’t look at anything, just zone out and try to think of critical points. It’ll prevent you from wasting time and also give you one last boost before you step in

3.    Bring some snacks if it’s permitted, and WATER. Don’t get any other type of beverage as it can alter your state of mind before or during the exam. Too much energy means your too excitable and not focused, and too little means you get lethargic. Try to balance your food and drink as healthily and as effectively as you can.

4.    During the exam, skip the ones you don’t know first and come back to them later. If you spend more than 5 minutes on a question that was only supposed to take 2, come back for it later. Your focus is to do well on the ones you know, and then come back and critically think more later.

5.    If you start to feel stressed, or your eyes get tired, flip your exam over, stretch a bit and close your eyes and depending on time, breathe in and out 5-10 times. In and out counts as one breath by the way.

6.    Try writing on your test paper or a scrap sheet they can give you. You can jot down any formulas, notes or mnemonics you remembered in case you get confused later or forget. Do this as soon as you get your test or scrap sheet.

7.    Read closely! Usually, when you focus, panic can’t compete. It trumps all feelings of anxiety once you actually focus and get into your zone. Try to be as precise and read everything closely so you don’t miss anything.

8.    Finally, as your exam is coming to a close, double check, heck triple check if you can. This is a tip. Checking doesn’t meaning doubting your answer, it’s making sure all the things are in their places, seeing if your name is on it, and reading every question closely and seeing if you are confident with your answers.

After you’re done:

1.    Do treat yourself! Go out with friends and relax a bit. Never regret this part. Even if your results come back and you feel like you don’t deserve, you’re completely wrong. First it’s already a hell of its own to sit there for more than 1 hour looking over questions, some random person created while probably having more than 3 cups of coffee in one sitting. You definitely deserve it, because you finished the exam, be proud you did, and be confident that you’ll be able to get through it.

2.    Tell yourself that I DID IT. As a young adult myself, with that amount of stress could make anyone a little off their marbles. So no matter what happens, congratulate yourself on your hard work.

3.    Take a nap, or go on a walk to let all that access adrenaline out.

Just know at the end of the day, a grade or a result doesn’t define you as a person. There are always new oppurtunities and chances, and as harsh as life is, it always gives endless chances to those who are willing to take them.

Good luck and sorry for being a little late!

~Ella ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Bravery in love

Love came as a new day. As the recovery of an old song. The song of my lover and I.

The waters of intimacy rushed and I fell over a cliff, when love came and poured into my life as the mighty Victoria Falls over my conscious existence.

Sunlight never looked more beautiful. Lavender grew wildly in The Valley. My soul was never more powerful. I felt as a tor, one of the many in the Pyrenees. Wise as Sinai. Destructively beautiful as the Towers of Babylon.

Love came and triumphed, and I fell to its ground as a grateful slave. A filigree of gold was placed around my heart, and I extended my past a wreath made of laurel.

My poor heart had no time to consider the rocks that awaited me at the bottom of where I stood, when I said I was a bird of flight to love; a salmon swimming upstream against human love.

In me, I sensed there to be danger, but I could not be stopped. I was in mid air. A storm gathering vortex. I was connecting land and sky by the force of my love.

Love of my love had come for me, and I decided to smile when entering the lion’s den. And when I threw my soul before it; before my body could reunite with itself; I said, love is brave and I shall be as well. This life is nothing, if there is no love. Love will nourish itself from my body.

Love had come and I had been aware, and said, when my body lays outside of its soul one day, atop a justifiable ruin

Love will not be able to distinguish between the flow of this miracle itself and the anguish that will fall out of eyes thereafter…

Love will be a lonely ocean for a time…

And then I said to love, but this does not matter, and never will.

Love has come and my soul was ready—My soul of mighty flight. My soul of mighty water. My soul of earth and great hope; of abysmal darkness, of new sun’s, and songs; songs; and more songs for my lover and I to draw forth from in old age.