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http://joshbulriss.weebly.com/blog.html - j o s h b u l r i s s

 

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TOUCHSTONE

is a jeweler’s vehicle to test pure gold and its alloys.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchstone_(assaying_tool)

Touchstone is a multi-spheric metaphor

– and an ‘acid test ‘of character.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchstone_(metaphor)

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Touchstone | DM Word of the Week

Touchstone Gold Tester

 

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TOUCHSTONE

MATURITY <> IMMATURITY

 

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IMMATURITY:

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1. They act on their emotions.

2. They take everything personally.

3. They lack self-awareness.

4. They blame other people for their problems.

5. They always have to have their way.

6. They act passive-aggressive.

7. They are overly possessive.

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Processing The Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/30/897232516/processing-the-pandemic
Between the pandemic and America’s
reckoning with racism and police brutality,
many of us are anxious, angry, and depressed.
TED Fellow and writer Laurel Braitman helps us process it all.

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THE NOONDAY DEMON

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noonday demon - Seller-Supplied Images - AbeBooks

http://andrewsolomon.com/books/the-noonday-demon/
https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_solomon_depression_the_secret_we_share?language=am

“The opposite of depression

is not happiness,

but

vitality,

and

it was vitality that seemed to seep away

from me

in that moment.”

In a talk equal parts eloquent and devastating,
writer Andrew Solomon takes you to the darkest corners of his mind
during the years he battled depression.
That led him to an eye-opening journey across the world
to interview others with depression
— only to discover that,
to his surprise,
the more he talked,
the more people wanted
to tell
their own stories.

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CAPACITY to ACT

with

CULTIVATED WISDOM / MOVE FORWARD in AMBIGUITY

RESPONSIBLE HONESTY / RISE UP RESILIENCE 

ACCOUNTABILITY / RELIABILITY / KINDNESS

is

MATURITY

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ACTivating the SERENITY PRAYER

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Amazon.com: Into The Wind Parafoil 5 Kite: Toys & Games

Today’s

CIVIL RIGHTS KITE FLYING

at Upper Landing
was

WOW!!!!

 

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TOUCHSTONE

The word/construct of

touchstone

is a

beautiful metaphor

to discern/align/sense intuitively/analyze

what is

truly authentic

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/10/04/756-touchstones-pure-gold-genius-vehicle-of-the-divine/

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Vento Nature Sanctuary 
LIGHT WATER SKY + SKY LIGHT WATER + WATER SKY LIGHT
9 August 2018

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Photo credit: me

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The Navajo or Diné—the people—see the world
through the lens of hozho:
all the goodness to be found
through
harmony, balance, beauty, and blessing.

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Read this well-known Navajo prayer aloud:

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In beauty I walk
With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me I walk
With beauty around me I walk
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again
It has become beauty again

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The Lydians were an ancient people who lived in what is now Turkey
during the Iron Age.
The Lydians developed a way to determine the quality of gold
with what is called a Lydian Stone
–flat pieces of basanite.

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A piece of gold would be dragged across the stone
so that it leaves a scratch mark.
The color of the mark was the objective determinate.
If it looked red, or coppery, the gold was not pure
and
was an alloy.
If the mark was bright yellow, the gold was pure.
The Lydians would make charts for color comparison.

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The purity of the gold became visible to those
who knew what to look for
and
who had the capacity to discern
what was pure gold.

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Note images above:
middle – an ancient Lydian Stone showing the mark of pure gold
top + bottom – showing the marks of gold and gold alloys on a touchstone

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RESURRECTION/EXODUS                                                          Catherine L. Johnson  1996

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TOUCHSTONE

The Lydian Stone has become known by another name:
touchstone.
You touch the gold to the stone,
and
then the value becomes apparent by its mark.

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A

touchstone

is used by contemporaneous jewelers to determine
if a gold metal is pure gold or an “illusion of purity”
which is an alloy masterfully blended
with just enough “truth” of gold
mixed with copper and other alloys
to make it appear to look like pure gold.

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The lesser qualities of gold
are mixed with copper and other alloys
to make it look like gold, without being pure gold –
that is the difference between 14 karat and 24 karat.  

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The word,

touchstone,

has evolved over the centuries,

but still

“suggests a simple test of the authenticity

or

value of something intangible.”

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The word/construct of

touchstone

is a

beautiful metaphor

to discern/align/sense intuitively/analyze
what is

truly authentic,

rare,

a sincere gold standard

in other areas of life other than gold metal:
the mark of genius in diverse fields of creative exploration;
the mark of personal character;
the mark of inspiring leadership;
the mark of an anam cara in one’s life;
the mark of a revolutionary paradigm shift;
the mark of courage
and
so forth.

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The fabricated/commercial platforms
of social media
is an alloy
and
a substitute of true intimacy.
Social media platforms
provide a stage/a theatre
to perform
“an illusion of truth” without a touchstone
to test the authenticity of its”truth-telling”

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The SONICS of TRUE GENIUS is SENSED.

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It is critical that those

anointed

with

GENIUS

step UP

and

educate/demonstrate

WHAT the sound of pure crystal IS

and

WHAT the look of pure gold IS 

and

WHAT the touch of pure love IS 

and

WHAT the taste of authenticity IS.

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INTEGRITY
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Ha!

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Above:
example of Walter Benjamin’s essay
on the

POWER

of the

ORIGINAL

and  
its craven various,
deconstructed,
decontextualized 
copies.
“ART IN THE AGE OF MECHANICAL REPRODUCTION”

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE

CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

ARTIST SONIC / VISUAL COEUR POET / WRITER SEE/SEA BEAUTY DETECTIVEPRIEST / ACTIVIST/ SACRED TRUTH-TELLING INTEGRITY RADIANCE