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feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 17, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
Hey neebee,
Thank you for all the prayers, grace, loving cards, great gifts, superb faith, and ahem, fairy dust.

neebee, ** is fairy dust, my own name for prayers. :) Same Sponsor, of course. I occasionally call Her Birdwoman. Long story. :)

I think I get to give a word from our Sponsor, so be informed prior to this screed that Doug and I talked a lot about this concept:

As Doug said, grinning, not long before he took off, "Hey, there really is a Headmaster!" Which is our own term for G*d, and we can shorten it to HM, or, hhmmmmmmm, so anytime we saw another Angel, we could hum to each other and laugh inside. :) It was very fun.

I have been surrounded by Angels this past year, because I certainly did not have the strength, faith, hope, or constancy to hold myself up. You guys did it. My Angels. (My prime paradigm for its application to helium balloons, by the way.)

If one has access to this incredible, huge raft of helium balloons, one can lift anything with this substance lighter than air. How cool is that!? Now, try gathering this huge raft of Angels. Way cooler. I intentionally surrounded myself with loving, caring, supportive and compassionate people on advice from Doug. I cut out as much stress as possible all the time.

I will never forget this lesson. I am walking and doing strengthening exercises. I can balance across the logs. I am going to be just fine. A little energy from each of you, and I am quite the miracle of recovery. I think there is a champagne party required soon. I will work on logistics. :)

We are the prisms of Love.
We knew that. :)
And we have free will to chose where we shine our light. :) The more we align with our Source, the more Love we can radiate. How cool is that.

You know, it was Doug who got me back up, balancing on ledges and scrambling scree again after my last fall, when only bones were broken. I remember saying, when he finally lured me up on this ledge of a precarious pitch, "Oh, Doug, this feels like where I fell." and Doug said "This is where you don't fall, instead." He's really a good leader.

This time, it was a broken heart, and that is taking a while to mend, but I think I have reached the tipping point. Cool.
Thank you all for your energy.
Thank you for sending love this way, which is why I am Here.
Truly. If I could not recover, I was not staying, because I like these amazing games too much. I would have recycled.
And I do not do martyr well, anyway, as I am too much of a warrior. :) Too feisty.*
End of message to and from Sponsor, I guess. :)
Oh:
Thou Art God. Remarkably. :)
Thanks a lot for your help.
Truly appreciated.
Could not have done it without you.
True statement. My words hold their meaning. **

**
feralfae
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 17, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
Yooooo Photon Flingers,

I gotta provide an emendation:

when you see **, it is because this format does not read
* < twinkles > * correctly unless I put in extra spaces.
This is an experiment.
It might fail.
Hold on to your seat cushions, just in case.
The Universe may disappear.
(Would that it worked on government bureaucracy)

* < Twinkles > *
feralfae
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 17, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
hey there say, feralfea... so much, these hard trails...
it is love and frienships, and crerished memories, that feed us well--with gods' great grace--to hug the trail and move onward...


this is soooo wonderful, and so sweet:
your quote:
You know, it was Doug who got me back up, balancing on ledges and scrambling scree again after my last fall, when only bones were broken. I remember saying, when he finally lured me up on this ledge of a precarious pitch, "Oh, Doug, this feels like where I fell." and Doug said "This is where you don't fall, instead." He was really a good leader


i am always still praying... >:D<


if and when you have your champainge party... i have a gift for the alpine club... will be done, in march or april...


a way for doug's ol' footprint to stay ever fresh there, ;)
you will see, :)


i knew your feb. memories would here soon...
hugs and god bless to you... you will make it through, as i said,
god's grace:

and--that leader of yours--doug...
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Feb 17, 2013 - 05:47pm PT
hey there, say, feralfae...

oh my....

as to your quote:
Slowly catching up, coming out of the grief fog, starting to see some blue sky through the clouds. :) Yesterday, I went out and flung flower seeds all over the place, and we have 7 acres here in our little wood. Forest fairies, you know. Here just off the Divide.


may your seeds grow among these cherished memories, in new and special ways!...


god bless...
i had a good happy cry, for your...

you're 'on trail' now... a new one, in one way, but still the same one--with god's grace, it is and will be 'tailor made' for you...

:)
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 17, 2013 - 06:29pm PT
Neebee, **,
Yes, I think all our trips are "tailor made" or, bespoke. We get to be brave, or not. We get to receive Grace, or not. We get to feel the healing power of Love, or not. There are some great Guidebooks, but humans seem to have trouble with understanding the words. I need to get this communication working better. Oh, wait, I have the internet. It is beginning to work better. I think the Reformation is here. Only, not Gutenberg, but Google.

I just don't understand why a lot of things happen usually, except in hindsight. But looking back on the trail, I can begin to see where I am going. Doug and I talked a lot about choosing our learning adventures. I miss sharing with him more than I can write about yet.

Funny, I was placing marker stones and doing some survey work today. It takes perspective, doesn't it? The only way I could see the continuation of the line was to check back along its path. Not that I can't make huge changes in my life, but at least I have a sense of direction to assist me.
I'm here, so I go on.

Thank you so much for your kindness and prayers.

I have already met you, but hope to see you sometime, too.
We carry on.
feralfae
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Feb 17, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
feralfae, glad we all could send some positive energy your way. I always appreciated Doug popping in here on occasion and adding the odd word of wisdom or 2.

Warm regards to you ma'am and hang in there. xo
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Feb 17, 2013 - 07:55pm PT
Thank you couchmaster.
I appreciate the energy very, very much.
See you around.
* < twinkles > *
feralfae
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 17, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
When it came to the politics of climbing Doug and i were on the opposite sides of the spectrum. Given that, i will say that i very much respected his passion and personal integrity. He had his beliefs and stood up for them with clarity and enthusiasim......as good an epitaph as one could have.
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Apr 12, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
In Honor of my Most Worthy Husband, Doug Buchanan, who, with me, set up Means Of Inquiry Foundation. We liked to ask effective questions, and people noticed and appreciated our efforts. They felt honored to be sent one of Doug's pens as a thank you gift. One chap wrote a later letter to me, since he knew I write archaically a lot of the time, with a fountain pen, and he enclosed a check for enough to keep me in ink for as long as I can figure out how to leave it to my next incarnations. :)

We took the prize money we were awarded for our writings and we decided that since we live very simply, we would use the awards for furthering the works of voluntary, free market (preferably Common Law) institutions. And thus it is so.

Means of Inquiry has made contributions to three charities, all of which we discussed prior to Doug's leaving. It feels very, very good to carry on our work. The game is still on, fellow adventurers.

STOP!

Okay, now that I have your attention, try to negotiate to exchange value for productivity, rather than hours, with your employer in every instance that is possible. If your body is required somewhere, you could use the time you have left after your meet your productivity to learn something that makes your heart sing. Become more of a free agent. Own yourself.

If you are doing what you love, then you are already getting paid far too much, and are amazed someone would pay you to do this stuff. It always amazes me, and of course the other rule is that if it makes your spirit sing, you are most probably not being paid in stolen goods (taxation is theft). You know how crabby those bureaucrats are! And what sourpusses those park service guys can be. They Shoot at people and stuff! Yikes!

And when you are qualified, you can join the BrotherhoodofAnarchy.com, which I own but do not have the site up yet, until I finish going through all of our notes we made about it.

So I guess we could start a thread somewhere about it ...


Oh, don't worry just because I don't rant as Doug could do. (I broke of him of that habit by kissing him every time he began. Thoroughly distracting, he told me later, with a big grin on his face.) I share his values.

I don't think you get to share spirits and minds and hearts this much unless your values are pretty well aligned. Remember the Donne poem, after all. :)

So, anyway, the adventure continues. I gotta go contemplate dragonflies. :)

And I am getting the vehicle ready for the AlCan. My target date is sort of our anniversary and Doug's birthday on 19 May, either to take off from Montana, or to arrive in Fairbanks. We will see how it all works out. I cannot see that far ahead yet. Actually, I cannot see tomorrow yet, but I have a few plans for that time when it arrives. :)

Hey, go live fully in your beautiful spirit and do something that cannot be confused for anything but love. Throw the sky some kisses. Toss a few to Mother Earth as well. Compliment a stranger.

Back to the dragonflies.
* < twinkles > *
feralfae
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Aug 6, 2013 - 09:55am PT
Here are the URLs for the narrated videos on You Tube:

Gakona
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M3nNR6UKho

Mount Moffit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SA2zFXtBBI

The Thorn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhtti9CfssE

8680
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdbtgDsKvac

Please share these around. The Ice Show will be posted to our You Tube account soon.


Peace this day.
**
feralfae
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Aug 7, 2013 - 06:53pm PT
For My Husband
Douglas Leo Buchanan 19 May 1947~7 February 2012
iloilojones.com
August 7, 2013

In the days of war, he spoke for peace
In the days of servility, he spoke for free Humankind
In the days of slavery, he spoke against wars and taxation.
In the days of shadows, he stood as a Light.
In those days of Doug Buchanan, he made us think.
In those days of Doug Buchanan, he made us smile.
In those days of Doug Buchanan, he made us see ourselves.
In those days of Doug Buchanan, we played some Very Good Games.

In these days when corruption is mundane
In these days when money is held higher than Love,
In these days when Life is held cheap,
And we forget we are all souls
Here to learn Great Lessons together
Lovingly provided by our very own
Most Worthy Headmaster,
Who shows us the Miracles of Love made Manifest,

I was blessed to be the Wife of Douglas Leo Buchanan.

He talked to Headmaster often,
I told him I was sure he was an A+ student,
And no doubt an Instructor as well.
Teaching Souls by his example of Honor.
In days when he had great courage
In days when he asked the hard questions
In days when he sometimes felt he stood alone
With only the Headmaster behind him.
He found me, and he came to claim me.
And we chose each other, following our hearts.

We lifted each other from behind old walls,
We resolved some of each other’s contradictions
We helped each other peel off old labels
We played in the Beauty of our Love.
We played beautiful Games of Magnificent Wonder
We celebrated our Love as Living Beings
We celebrated this Earth and Her Nurturing
And gave Thanks daily for the Wonder of our Love,
For the Beauty and Brightness of our Love.

We taught each other much about Manifesting
We gave each other Great Happiness
We gave each other our Deepest Trust
We sang our own Song in harmony with the One Verse.
In those days when Douglas Leo Buchanan walked this Earth
In those days when he taught the moral meaning of Anarchy —
That each Individual is responsible for our own Spirit, our own Life.
And I taught the logical and practical algorithm of Love

Each Individual Manifests Most effectively from Love.
And we agreed that G*d, our Headmaster, was Love
And therefor the most effective Creator of All.
And those who knew less of Headmaster’s logic,
Simply had not asked enough questions.
Just as we had more questions to ask,
More ranges to cross.
In the days when our Spirits had met
And our bodies followed our hearts.
In the Days of Douglas Leo Buchanan.

I was honored he chose me to be his adventure partner.

He was well loved in his own time.

I am blessed beyond words. Thank you my HM.

*<twinkles>*
~toward entelechy
ilo˛ iloilojones.com
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Aug 7, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
Holy smokes, that's uplifting as heck. Thanks for laying that down for us all.



"For My Husband
Douglas Leo Buchanan 19 May 1947~7 February 2012
iloilojones.com
August 7, 2013

In the days of war, he spoke for peace
In the days of servility, he spoke for free Humankind
In the days of slavery, he spoke against wars and taxation.
In the days of shadows, he stood as a Light.
In those days of Doug Buchanan, he made us think.
In those days of Doug Buchanan, he made us smile.
In those days of Doug Buchanan, he made us see ourselves.
In those days of Doug Buchanan, we played some Very Good Games.

In these days when corruption is mundane
In these days when money is held higher than Love,
In these days when Life is held cheap,
And we forget we are all souls
Here to learn Great Lessons together
Lovingly provided by our very own
Most Worthy Headmaster,
Who shows us the Miracles of Love made Manifest,

I was blessed to be the Wife of Douglas Leo Buchanan.

He talked to Headmaster often,
I told him I was sure he was an A+ student,
And no doubt an Instructor as well.
Teaching Souls by his example of Honor.
In days when he had great courage
In days when he asked the hard questions
In days when he sometimes felt he stood alone
With only the Headmaster behind him.
He found me, and he came to claim me.
And we chose each other, following our hearts.

We lifted each other from behind old walls,
We resolved some of each other’s contradictions
We helped each other peel off old labels
We played in the Beauty of our Love.
We played beautiful Games of Magnificent Wonder
We celebrated our Love as Living Beings
We celebrated this Earth and Her Nurturing
And gave Thanks daily for the Wonder of our Love,
For the Beauty and Brightness of our Love.

We taught each other much about Manifesting
We gave each other Great Happiness
We gave each other our Deepest Trust
We sang our own Song in harmony with the One Verse.
In those days when Douglas Leo Buchanan walked this Earth
In those days when he taught the moral meaning of Anarchy —
That each Individual is responsible for our own Spirit, our own Life.
And I taught the logical and practical algorithm of Love

Each Individual Manifests Most effectively from Love.
And we agreed that G*d, our Headmaster, was Love
And therefor the most effective Creator of All.
And those who knew less of Headmaster’s logic,
Simply had not asked enough questions.
Just as we had more questions to ask,
More ranges to cross.
In the days when our Spirits had met
And our bodies followed our hearts.
In the Days of Douglas Leo Buchanan.

I was honored he chose me to be his adventure partner.

He was well loved in his own time.

I am blessed beyond words. Thank you my HM.

**
~toward entelechy
ilo˛ iloilojones.com"

Kind of a "…Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. "Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.… moment.


feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Aug 8, 2013 - 05:21pm PT
Thank you Couchmaster,
I did not mean for it to sound that way, I just wanted to give honor to my husband. But as I read it today, yes, he was one of those warriors who became a peace-maker, a peace teacher.

Thank you.
feralfae
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 8, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
hey there say, feralfae...

hugs to this eve...
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Aug 12, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
Hey Neebee, I hope you are doing well.
Hugs back to you.
feralfae
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Aug 12, 2013 - 05:41pm PT
Our country needed (needs) more honest folks with deep personal integrity like Doug. Thanks for the view. Wonder what Doug would say about this link wherein the National Park Service is claiming ownership over everything a great "volunteer" does, says or thinks: nevermind, I already know. LOL!!!!

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2201220&tn=0&mr=0
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Sep 1, 2013 - 09:30pm PT
Hi Couchmaster,
Doug was an exceptionally honorable and good man. Yes, we need more of them.

I have been writing a bit about our marriage over on another forum where I hang out sometimes, about what I learned from and with Doug. We were so blessed to have a marriage where Doug got me over being afraid of heights after The Fall :) and we helped each other get past other things as well.

What was most neat, is that it was all on so many levels of awareness. And I heard the Tribe saying these same things about their relationships with Doug -- helping each other past hurdles, to resolve contradictions, to go exploring and find out Who One Might Become, when they spoke at Doug's Life celebration in Fairbanks last year. Some marvelous men. Doug talked about them a lot.

So, about Doug Buchanan
He made a difference in the thinking of many.
He taught us new ways to look at old situations.
He left Earth better than he found it in many ways, and he left us thinking more clearly than if he had not had the patience to explain some esoteric components of epistemology to some of us for the third time.

Humankind is better, in the balance of all things, for Doug having been on this Earth. For all else good and loving that he may have done, he taught much on the Logic of Peace. (Which I, for one, would like to see soon. We have better things to do, better adventures, greater explorations. I mean, speaking of adventures, would you rather have a war, or a space colony? Just sayin')

The World is a Better Place for Doug having been here. I like being able to say that with absolute certainty. It was a Very Good Game ... It is a Very Good game.

We carry on, laughing most robustly sometimes, and sometimes just giggling.
Thank you again for your very kind comments.
Kind Regards,
feralfae
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Sep 1, 2013 - 09:40pm PT
When I think of an Alaskan.. I think of Doug.

If I ever climb Denali again.. I'll POACH it in his memory.
feralfae

Boulder climber
Montana
Sep 2, 2013 - 08:46am PT
Thank you Climb2ski,
When you climb Denali again, be free.
We all need each other, sure, in many ways, but we don't need thugs with guns threatening us if we don't give them money. Isn't that called armed robbery?

I have hiked and adventured in a lot of peaceful countries where all one needs to do to climb or explore is to but on one's boots. Governments get in the way so much. Not to mention all the wars and more nasty things they do.

What humans have been trained not to recognize is that peace and government are antithetical. Freedom for climbers, and cages for politicians.

Sounds good to me.

For sure, this day, go do something individually unique, beautiful, and Free.
Peace (instead of government)
fae
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