Saturday, December 31, 2011

Amboseli: How different it is to soak at Harbin, than to realize it virtually


How different it is
to soak at Harbin,
than to realize it
virtually,
or in bodymind,
by reading,
thinking,
or viewing
multimedia,
interactively.


Writing in Maine,
over a Christmas visit, -

with long walks on beaches,
and family friends,
and red brick Portland,
and the Wadsworth-Longfellow house,
which invited me
in,
to Longfellow's poetry,
'Often I think of the beautiful town
That is seated by the sea ... '
virtually, -

I hearken
to Harbin's waters,
and warmth,
and wholeness
of being there,
from afar, ...

but, while traveling,
I'm not present,
in that place,
in those
warm
waters,
in that milieu.

As I return
west coast-wise,
I draw closer,
but Harbin's
presence,
and oneness,
are in that
fluid,
geothermal
emergence
from the earth,
in that valley,
remote from the metropole, ~
and yet still far.

A virtual Harbin
is emerging, -
like Harbin's waters, -
to generate warmth,
in multimedia,
from your bathtub,
from home,
developing with the internet, ...
but emerging organically,
as process,
in writing an
actual / virtual Harbin ethnography.

Waters of wholeness, ...
an inner immersion,
in bodymind fluids,
with relaxation response, -
and at times deeply -
is happening, all the time,
yet unparalleled,
and still awaiting,
the concert
of the Harbin pool.















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