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Lee Durham Stone

"Live consciously; study the world"

Pembroke, MS, USA
male, age 67
single, 1 child
Speaks: english
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THE UNGATING


Lee Durham Stone

(Inspired by “Waiting for the Barbarians” [1904],

by Constantin P. Cavafy,

who saw himself as an outsider.)


The gates are open today.

Then, what are we psychologically gating for

(assembled in our public and cyberspaces)?

Why is civic culture withdrawing to celebrity worship?

And turning to entertaining ourselves to death?

Because the screens flash that outsiders are passing

the gatehouse;

and some nation builders returning from the endless

war

(to ensure that globalization is properly

Americanized),

say that borders have too many gates to close.

And now, what shall become of us,

without a bordered and boarded world

of the outside/inside, frontiers, and gates?

Those structures were a comfort to the gatekeepers.

Now we live in a gateless community with everyone

inside.

And the asymmetrical wars of the Pentagon’s new

cognitive map

Patrol the restless nodes, paths, and edges.

The cogni-cartographers say the world is ungating.

There are no gates to open

--except in our gated minds.



 
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    Jun 22, 2010 2:03 PM

    Sharon P. (178)

    Lee

    Happy Belated Birthday.  The previous comment didn't show up the b-day emoticons. 


    Jun 21, 2010 2:04 PM

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    Apr 13, 2010 4:48 PM

    Sharon P. (178)
       Hi Lee
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    Rachel C. (259)

    Lee my good friend....no fancy graphic to offer.  Just to let you know you are a treasured friend.  I can't express how much your friendship means to me.  We share ideas .....  so different and so close.  You are a treasure!  Thank you for being my friend.  Hugs, Rachel


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                      Happy Spring!
              But I think it may be coming.
    Feb 13, 2008 4:21 PM

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    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY LEE

    Dec 25, 2007 4:50 AM

    Pukka h. (275)

          
          You always seem to be 
          right on the mark, Lee. 
    I'm glad you're around to share
      your view and insight.  Thanks. 


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    You are the best!

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    May your dreams fly high as I wish you a birthday so delightful your emotions soar into the heavens.

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    MySpace Clocks and MySpace Layouts from MakeYourSpace.com OK Im counting down the days and hours till its your birthday so dont forget WE HERE arrive at your b/day ONE day before you. Im countin'...so I have added a clock..Melbourne Time in Antipodean Annie's time Melb. OZland...
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