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Do Be Do Be Do

I’ve been tweaking the new site, making it easier to use. I’ve been slowly going through the old site, choosing what I need to bring over next. That prompts me to go through the Lexicon. What words and phrases do I think are important? What ones do I consider silly or dangerous or silly and dangerous? What definitions do I borrow from someone else? Do I still think about certain words the same way as I used to?

That brings up some very interesting ideas. The Old Breed was one. So was the Pillow Talk Problem. And the Four Powers of the Magus.

These ideas are linked to other ideas. Which in turn are linked to still other ideas. And if put
x in the lexicon, I really need to put in f6. The Leixcon might end up being the most important part of this site. It’s certainly one of the most fun.

Speaking of the way that one idea links to another, I can’t help but notice a conflict. And a song.


Be
As a page that aches for a word
Which speaks on a theme that is timeless

I had this label obsession. I still do in fact.

There’s a big part of me that wants everything nicely pigeonholed. Named. Labeled. Cross referenced. I want to map things out. I want to share what I know and what I’ve learned to the last detail.

But that’s the method of the expert, not the way of the master. And if you don’t know what I share yet, you won’t remember if you don’t work it out for yourself.

That’s the point of sharing. It’s not to hand the knowledge to you, but give enough so you can work it out. Some days it’s hard. How else can I show how clever I am? How else can I one up you?

But this isn’t school.

It’s not enough to be the smartest kid in the room, you have to do something with what you’ve learned.

It’s not enough to Be, you have to Do. You can’t Do unless you start with Be.

Be and Do.

I have to plant the ideas and trust that they will take root. I have to trust you to work it out. I have to trust that you’ll do something I can’t foresee and can’t control. I have to trust that you’ll bring good things to what you Do.

One of the things I do is my garden. I’m going to plant this weekend. And as I do, I honor my mother and both my grandfathers. I will Do. And change will happen.

Another of the things I do is this website. Not just a web journal but a web resource. Chances are my Lexicon will never be complete. I’ll never finish the list of people whose ideas I use. The music & lyrics page will never be done. And I can find useful sites all day long. But each time I add to it, each time I tweak the menus, each time I change the labels, it’s better than I found it that day.

Do Be.

Gifts from the gods were not meant to be put behind glass and never used. I can’t hoard the magick. I have to put it back out in the world.

So here it is neighbors. Take it, use it, do something with it. Leave the world a little better than when you found it. Pass it on.

Be by Neil Diamond

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