[originally blogged December 11, 2005]
Meher Baba lived as an Avatar from 1894 to 1969. He regularly wore an ankle-length garment, which is referred to as a sadhra. Baba's sadhra, protected in a travelling display case, has been delivered to my home on two occassions--in April of 2004 and again in November 2005. Neither time was of my choosing. I simply received a phone call alerting me to the opportunity of having it in my home for a few weeks.
April 2004 - November 2005 is profoundly significant to me, for that is the time I worked with Thomas P.M. Barnett, helping to bring forth the message of "disconnectedness defines danger"--The Pentagon's New Map--and "a future worth creating"--Blueprint for Action. So, for me, Baba's sadhra stands like bookends, framing a fundamental public safety rule-set for my children's new age.
And now, grateful for the time, I move on.
Pandemic bird-flu? Globally realized public health? Citizen journalism, here I come. Destination unknown.