The Grandest Illusion

The Grandest Illusion

All the stories in the Earth’s mind are connected. ~Joy Harjo We tend to view stories as spools of thread with a disconnected beginning, a winding path to an end closing the tale. Neat. Clean. In a similar way, the current political view is of the US as a monolith able to exist outside all […]

Who Wants To Live Forever?

Who Wants To Live Forever?

If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus one day, so I never have to live without you. ~Winnie The Pooh If I was to live forever would I grow emotionally calloused to survive the pain of watching everyone I ever loved fade into the past with the regularity […]

Emotional Terrorism

Emotional Terrorism

The price of a kiss is your life. ~Rumi Moist lips pressing another’s expectant lips, especially a first kiss carries winged magic, a stirring setting the heart to soaring far above Earth, far above the clouds. If it is the one, the souls comingle, become intertwined until they are symbiotic, woven together by a thread […]

A One and Only Flower

A One and Only Flower

And then the day came When the risk To remain tight In a bud Was more painful Than the risk It took To blossom ~Anaïs Nin Human beings were/are/will be designed to sprout in Mother’s womb where we grow just enough to survive passage into the light. Where we bask in the sunshine of our […]

Am I Selfish Because I am Unlovable?

Am I Selfish Because I am Unlovable?

Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race. ~William E. Gladstone Is the man in the mirror too mired in selfishness to ever escape and breathe sustenance into the soul of the beloved? Or is he a vampire sucking life from the relationship? Or is the ego, an apotheosis of the self, a curse […]

Fearful Walls, Loving Bridges

Fearful Walls, Loving Bridges

Maybe everybody in the whole damn world is scared of each other. ~John Steinbeck Human society is becomingly increasingly safe. By all the statistics that matter we are the safest in the history of mankind. Yet, society dwells in fear, constant fear and reacts to fellow society as if everyone is out to do us […]

Let Go The Fear

Let Go The Fear

Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose. ~Yoda I trained myself to let go by flying eight thousand miles East to live alone in a strange culture for eighteen months. My companions were two suitcases worth of “necessities”, mostly work clothing plus my beloved electronics; computer, phone, and camera.

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