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Lions Roar : March 2010
SHAMBHALA SUN MArcH 2010 94 technology. Like any skilled craftsman, he’s eager to praise his tools. His books contain odes to axe handles, pickup trucks, and hydraulic backhoes as well as mountains, rivers, and coyotes. After paying tribute to his Mac as if it were a totemic animal (“it broods under its hood like a perched fal- con”), Gary offers gratitude to his elegant machine for reminding him of important truths: Because whole worlds of writing can be boldly laid out and then highlighted, & vanished in a flash at “delete” so it teaches of impermanence and pain The poet’s job, wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1844, is to reclaim scattered pieces of the sacred whole by re-attaching “even artificial things and violations of nature, to nature, by a deeper insight.” This “deeper insight” could be described as simply paying attention to elements of experience that non-poets usually find unworthy of notice. “Readers of poetry see the factory-village, and the railway, and fancy that the poetry of the landscape is broken up by these, for these works of art are not yet consecrated in their readings,” he explained. “But the poet sees them fall within the great Order not less than the beehive, or the spider’s geometrical web.” Our job as mindful citizens of this planet is not so different. By paying at- tention, we rescue orphaned elements of human experience and discover rich- ness in them. The “vast background” described by John Tarrant is equally at work in a spider web and the worldwide web. As members of social networks, our friends’ status updates are constantly bringing us news of the universe: births, deaths, celebrations, sorrows, and tran- sitions, as well as signs of the inevitable approach of old age and death. Being open to this news without feel- ing overwhelmed and anxious takes practice, and can also require mak- ing choices. Psychologist and Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein enjoys email and the web, but she declines invitations to high-traffic networks like Facebook