Hearing Silent Voices

Hearing Silent Voices

Not being heard is no reason for silence. ~Victor Hugo The voiced voiceless are ignored by the powerful because they lack the funds to purchase a seat at the table where decisions are made by the few at the expense of the multitudes. Perpetrated long enough, less than a generation, more quickly if those with […]

Toad Swallowing

Toad Swallowing

Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others. ~Virginia Woolf It is comforting to believe we that, as we age, maturity and increasing wisdom are inevitable. That we are less influenced by fantasy than reality, that we are able to discern real from fake news. But, I have encountered no evidence indicating […]

We Are All Devil AND Deity

We Are All Devil AND Deity

The desert is a place of schizophrenic existence. It’s either purity or impurity. It’s either divinity or the devil. ~Unknown Desert sands tumble through my veins. I am fully aware of the scraping sounds produced when grains crash one into the other. These are not just any sands. They are not the titanium white gypsum […]

A Worm in an Apple

A Worm in an Apple

I have never seen a bear skinned open but I’ve heard some say that beneath the fur, the bear is human. ~Craig Childs Is it the ability to speak and write that makes man the most arrogant of animals? All beings communicate so the speaking component does not really set us apart from our fellow […]

Resisting the Urge to Assign Names

Resisting the Urge to Assign Names

To name a thing is to give it a second creation, a creation by the viewer. ~Richard Shelton I am torn between wanting to know the name of every being I encounter in wild spaces and fearing the act of naming will bind them to a word and blind me to their evolving essence, the […]

The Mythologizing of Gods

The Mythologizing of Gods

Old myths, like languages Grow legs and wander away. ~Roger Moore I oft wonder what happened to the Gods of ancient days? Did the masons carving their images trap them in the monoliths? Did unrequited love turn them into stone with the final breaths of their devoted?

The Hero Within

The Hero Within

We are all on a hero’s journey. ~Joseph Campbell Life is born of struggle and struggle we do unto the grave. From the moment we are squeezed from the narrow tunnel like a zit released that sprays onto the mirror until we struggle with our last breaths and the final trapped in our lungs. No […]

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