December Reflections about Connections

Carol A. Hand

The U.S. Post Office still delivers mail 6 days a week despite ongoing efforts to cut funding and services.


Connections to the outside

constructed social world

controlled by external forces

convenient when working


The White Pony waiting to be shoveled out.


Complacency ensues

capturing us unaware in

cyber-powered dependencies on

capitalistic competition and consumption


The radio/CD player that keeps Queenie and Pinto company by playing classical music during the day.
Two very old television sets for my grandchildren and parakeet: one TV only plays VHS tapes, the other only DVDs.


Creativity is nonetheless possible

Communities can come together across divides

cultivating new networks, knowledge,

comity, and common–wealth

clearing the ubiquitous chains of oppression



Words of Wisdom from the Old Days:

“Come on people now, smile on your brother
Everybody get together, try to love one another right now” (Get Together by The Youngbloods (1967))


18 thoughts on “December Reflections about Connections

  1. Love your pony – oh I do remember all that snow in Duluth – and when the high bridge looked like a deer trail at 2 am driving home from work. I do hope you are warm and safe and the mailman brings you many happy surprises! Love to you dear friend!

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    1. Thank you for your affirming comments, Dave. “A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late!” Perhaps it’s just wishful thinking by old psychedelic hippies, but it’s a better place to be. 🙂

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      1. Hope is hard to find these days, but it’s still out there, I just have to search harder to find it. This lyric just pooped right into my mind, as I read your poem. I had to look it up to remember who wrote and sang it, beyond Solomon, of course;-)

        I more often than not, seem to forget this truth! But I’m old and cranky, Carol! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!;-)

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  2. I have to travel to see snow (I grew up with it in England) but now it’s summer at this time of year, so I’m glad to see the snow here in the post, but most of all, have again enjoyed your connective writing. Hope you brush that pony.

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    1. Does it snow in Australia, Paul? I have to admit I do not know the answer and feel that I really should. I don’t think I could live in a place without snow, even though it may take me a couple days of shoveling ever-falling snow to make it to the White Pony…


  3. Beautiful, as usual. 😀

    Nice song lyrics, too. Here are some nice lyrics:
    “Just remember love is life
    And hate is living death
    Treat your life for what it’s worth
    And live for every breath”
    – Black Sabbath (1974)

    We have a bit of snow in NY right now. My daughters are visiting from Florida and hoping for snow. (Snowballs and snow angels) 😀

    Peace. ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments and song lyrics. 🙂
      I hope you had a wonderful visit with your daughters – and I hope they were able to play in the snow. Sending peace to you, too, A Shift in Consciousness. ❤


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