Tragedy The tragic death of Anthony Bourdain, of Kate Spade; wealthy and famous, influential-glitterati should give everyone pause to consider just how fragile we all are, how easily any one of us may succumb to despair. The things you have, or have done, the stuff you have accumulated, the accolades; by themselves they are […]Read more "Tragedy – Editorial, The Week in Review; Analysis, Commentary, Opinion"
Jesus and the Tao I am the way; I am the truth and the life, and no one comes to God save through me. ~ Jesus of Nazareth This statement is attributed to Joshua bin Joseph, also known as Jesus of Nazareth, and it is one of the most often cited phrases in […]Read more "The Nature of Reality and the Purpose of Existence"
“Know thyself! The unexamined life is not worth living.” ~Socrates What is real comes to our awareness through its engagement with our limited senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The senses we possess are not objective, they are incongruous, conditioned by relative values, including the relative nature of our individual points of view, our […]Read more "A Part of the Whole"
I had a vision Approaching the infinite Together with you Trembling and in love Humbled by your grace, constant The vision we shared Possibilities Visions of eternal life Reflected in you I had a vision Poised on the head of a pin Angels gathering Slip the grip of fear The heart’s […]Read more "Vision"
For the drowning, the way is life A taught line through the swells Leading those dancing in the sea Chasing the human moment Reach for it, love’s fragile object Glimmering beyond the typhoon Above Charybdis’ maw And the hunger of the ScyllaRead more "Lamplight Part VIII"
We are the en-souled Creatures rising in the dark Reaching out, alone We did not choose, life To come to be, we awoke A poor creation Birth is concrescence A continuum of fear In the heat of love The wheel of life turns Not one of us asked for it The imposition […]Read more "The Gift"
Water. That one word; water. It is a sentence all by itself; subject, verb and predicate. Water is the stuff of life, and I am water. Water; am I, water held together by a fragile web of membranes, permeable cell-walls, by tissues, some as hard and dense as bone, others as […]Read more "Water; Am I (Aqua Prosa) Complete"