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  Shoun became a teacher of Soto Zen. When he was still a student his father passed away, leaving him to care for his old mother. Whenever Shoun went to a meditation hall he always took his mother with him. Since she accompanied him, when... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Oct.30.2008 @ 07:46PM EDT by 9999999
last night I had to drive out to my grandparents house to drop off some medication for grandpa--he's losing his memory and the majority of the family is having a hard time dealing with it

it's a 40 minute drive and it seemed like everything slowed down--

a non-directional free fall through colors and sensations sustained by an unimaginable amount of particles

(and the particles of course, i have no way of experiencing for myself--the idea of particles is itself part of the non-directional free fall)




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Reply from Snibbler
Oct.30.2008
09:28PM EDT 
vertical line Maybe best hear with a doctor or something? Sparkling particles could indicate lack of oxygen for the eyes and stuff..
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Reply from emancipate
Oct.30.2008
09:43PM EDT 
vertical line Free fall sounds terrifying.

What kind of medication is it? Sometimes I think I could use an improved memory ;)

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Reply from 9999999
Oct.30.2008
10:16PM EDT 
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vertical line it seems that that's just the way it always is
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Reply from zen-zen
Oct.31.2008
01:34AM EDT 
vertical line driving meditation? :)
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Reply from ______
Nov.01.2008
09:18AM EDT 
vertical line Mother-in-law has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's and had to move out of her home some months ago.  A couple of days ago she was re-admitted to hospital after falling down the stairs and breaking her hip.  We visited yesterday not long after she had been operated on.  We don't know what the prognosis is. 
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Reply from emancipate
Nov.01.2008
09:23PM EDT 
vertical line Right in front of you?

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Reply from emancipate
Nov.01.2008
09:46PM EDT 
vertical line I mean...

One or the other, right?
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Reply from ______
Nov.02.2008
06:57AM EDT 
vertical line Don't know what you mean. 
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Reply from Woodsman
Nov.02.2008
08:28AM EDT 
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vertical line The most important issues for injuries in the elderly is to get them breathing enough to clear secretions, and routine repositioning to avoid skin breakdown. Can't stress enough the value of family interaction and engagement. Slow steady supportive progress. 
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