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Monday, November 26, 2012

An alchemist who plumbed a philosophy for life

The month after celebrating his father's 100th birthday, Thomas Moore writes "The Philosophical Plumber" to commemorate his father's death on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 22 November, 2012. Moore includes reflections, memories and lessons learned centering on his dad:
"He had one of those two-word philosophies, like Albert Schweitzer’s "Reverence for Life." My dad’s version was: "Respect for People." He honored people of all races, creeds, ages and genders. He spoke to them with respect and good humor. He had a constant ready laugh and a big smile. He had his faults, but I can’t remember any right now." . . .

"My father was a mystical plumber. He developed what they call sidhis in India, special powers known only to those who really live life at its center. My father knew what’s important and what isn’t. He also knew the absolute importance of a good sense of humor and the capacity for play. Out of those insights he lived a remarkable unremarkable life."
Yesterday Moore's tweet: "You can pray for the dead and talk to them in the midst of mystery. Don't be limited by the fact-based myth of our time." @thomasmooreSoul, speaks to our continuing relationships with those we love.