Tag Archives: depth

confessions of a blind mouse

In the last few years, I’ve often heard this statement: “we need to have a national conversation”… Well, we also need to act…but yes, we should have that conversation.  A national conversation composed of many conversations.  Conversations about our internal … Continue reading

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meditating on meditation

  To me, meditation is any moment in which we experience silence, peace, balance, beauty, depth, clarity, mystery… According to that definition, almost all of us, at one time or another, qualify as meditators.  We need not contort our legs … Continue reading

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a Godfather Thanksgiving

  This week, I told my Romanian friend about some of our strange Thanksgiving Day traditions… …about how we stuff ourselves with turkey and watch football and The Godfather movie marathon on TV. Well, Thanksgiving is about “family” and I … Continue reading

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from the eyes to the heart

  I still find this painting, Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth, enigmatic… …though I recently discovered, by accident, a few details regarding its creation. I now know who Christina was.  I now know why she’s on the ground.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Air for the Soul

  In my post on “experience” last week, I used 391 words… Yesterday, I discovered I’d already conveyed the same basic idea, using a mere 42 words. But let me warn you: those 42 words are in a poem (the … Continue reading

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Together in Mystery

  I remember being taken aback, years ago, when I realized this plain fact of human life: I could never fully know another human being. The thought pained me.  If I could never completely know another, wouldn’t there always be … Continue reading

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Secretly Silently Sane

  Though the poem below is of my own creation… …I still like it. I like it because it not only speaks of an ideal state of being… …it tells us how to realize that ideal. I believe this ideal … Continue reading

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