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In memory of Sally Ride

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

**********In memory of Sally Ride*********
****Who got to see that the world is one****


Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out

Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadows and shores and hills.

Open up to the Roof.
Make a new water-mark on your excitement
And love.

Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
And giving
Upon our intimate assembly.

Change rooms in your mind for a day.

All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator
In your heart.

Greet Yourself
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel
Back home.

All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire

While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of

~ Hafiz ~

Before Sally Ride, NASA wasn’t sure women had the right stuff

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SNOWYOGA 9/15/2012 10:29PM

    This memory was really sweet

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    I love it too. She was one of my role models as a young woman.

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/8/2012 4:26PM



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LADY_MARIANA 8/5/2012 11:25PM

    That is a perfect tribute. You always know what to say.

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CINDYC53 8/2/2012 2:09AM

    Beautiful and moving!

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EARTHSEAME 7/29/2012 2:05PM

    emoticon Thank you for the lovely tribute. emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/29/2012 12:11PM

    One of my SHEROES, too. When I heard the news it was a but... but... she's YOUNG!

RIP, Sally!

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PEACEFULONE 7/27/2012 12:59PM

    Perfect tribute.
The world is one.
We are all one.
May we learn to live as one.

Thank you for sharing.

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JESPAH 7/27/2012 10:10AM

    Ride, Sally Ride. :)

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JUST_BREATHE08 7/26/2012 8:51PM

    That's right KALIGIRL.....Here's to the Right Stuff!!

RIP Sally!

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DAISY443 7/26/2012 1:39PM

    It's time the world is realizing that women CAN!

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GOANNA2 7/26/2012 7:36AM

    I love it. Thank you for introducing me to great poetry.
You are a gem Maha. emoticon emoticon

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CARRAND 7/25/2012 10:15PM

    I love Hafiz! Thank you for sharing.

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CRYSTALJEM 7/25/2012 9:42PM

    I agree with Watermellen. CJ

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DOR2BFIT 7/25/2012 8:31PM

    Ride Sally Ride! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 7/25/2012 7:07PM

    Perfect poem . . . you are skilled at finding the "right" words!

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SUNNY332 7/25/2012 3:35PM

    Wonderful tribute to a great SHERO of mine.

Thanks so much!


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DDOORN 7/25/2012 12:17PM

    Wonderful tribute to Sally! Women offer far MORE than the Right Stuff! :-)


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FIERCEONE4PEACE 7/25/2012 11:47AM

    with love

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BEARGODDESS 7/25/2012 9:52AM

    We've seen so many wonderful new things happen in our lives, and she was certainly someone to be proud of in this one. I LOVE the lines; "Greet yourself in your thousand other forms, as you mount the hidden tide and travel back home"

Have a great trip home Sally Ride! Thank you for opening doors for future generations of women everywhere!

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DEBRA0818 7/25/2012 9:04AM

    It was quite a journey that she and others have taken us on through space.

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KALIGIRL 7/25/2012 9:01AM

    Here's to the Right Stuff!

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