When A Heart Smiles

When A Heart Smiles

Men don’t inhabit a country; we inhabit a language. ~Jaume Cabré Is a country simply a land mass bounded by contiguous borders? Or is it the collective humans identifying with each other based on a common understanding of an ideal as expressed in language? Or a desire for a unifying goal, an incorporation of a […]

I Am Whole And I Am Nothing

I Am Whole And I Am Nothing

I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert dune, sees nothing and hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs and gleams… ~Antoine de Saint Exupáry I fell in love with the desert before I ever set eyes upon her. I was transported there by a siren singing, a siren perched […]

Form Is As Important As Function

Form Is As Important As Function

Why couldn’t I accept what was happening without trying to explain it? ~Julio Cortazar The Engineer in me thrills at elegant explanations of occurring phenomena. My epistemic bent is to seek reasons for occurrences, rationale for emotion. I want to understand what wind set World War II in motion. I want to understand the value […]

The Agony of Minutiae

The Agony of Minutiae

We were together. I forget the rest. ~Walt Whitman I am a gist person. A sensor of essence. A smeller of feels. A feeler of auras. Ask me to recount a movie and you will be lucky to hear more than a few words. To recount an entire paragraph is an anomaly as rare as […]

The Eyes Look. The Heart Sees.

The Eyes Look. The Heart Sees.

The question is not what you look at, but what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau The eyes look. The heart sees. I look at a woman wearing the Islamic headscarf and I see a human of faith seeking alignment with God in her pursuit of a happy life and personal fulfillment in this world while […]

Facts are Not Equal to Truth

Facts are Not Equal to Truth

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. ~Henry David Thoreau If I were to broadly paint myself with a dominant color, the color would be romantic. My soul center is beauty. I have been on a search for beauty my entire adult life. Beauty, love, peace, harmony, creativity, inclusivity, human diversity. Each […]

Connoisseur Of Beauty

Connoisseur Of Beauty

And your very flesh shall be a great poem. ~Walt Whitman I like to believe I have the ability to discern beauty in every situation. A connoisseur of the beauty of words laced with ethereal images, each a droplet on a spider web unique, separated by distance yet connected to the many-layered story climaxing at […]

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