Quest for Truth

If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way. – Seamus Heaney Writers spend a lot of time searching for the right words to express barely understood emotions or to describe imaginary events. We live a great deal of our lives trying to understand the minds of fictional points of …

Tranquil Soul

How many times have you noticed that it’s the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning? – Fred Rogers Quiet is energizing. Mechanically the days move at the same pace, but moments slow down when passed quietly. The other morning I listened to the soft rustle …

For Those We Love

A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead. – Graham Greene So many people are posting about who they staying inside for. I am staying inside for my wife and for my children. My kids are all adults …

Prose Poem of Hope

Fear makes us feel our humanity. – Benjamin Disraeli (A Prose Poem of Hope) A grim, gray fear fills the sky. Trembling uneasiness shivers in cold shadows. But shuddered windows and bolted doors offer little comfort. So many are greeted by dim wraiths in the mirror and shadows lurking down darkened halls,. Precious sweet dreams …

Stay Healthy

When things go wrong, don’t go with them. – Elvis Presley The world, as we knew it, is shattering. Hundreds of millions of people have been stymied by questions of WHY? Why did this happen; why can’t authorities deal with it; why is it happening to my life??? And that, as Shakespeare said, is the …

We All Are Cousins

Come away, o human child! To the waters and the wild, With a fairy, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping, Than you can understand. – W.B. Yeats Great unknowns sprout and multiply daily, or so it seems. My lovely daughter in LA was told last night to scurry inside and stay …

Spiritual Vibration

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence in between. – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quietude is critical to health: body, mind and spirit. In tranquility deep sustained vibrations harmonize our hearts with the planet. For our whole life, our pulse, like the ocean, swings with the moonlight. We just need to take …

Art and Magic

Without magic, there is no art. Without art, there is no idealism. Without idealism, there is no integrity. Without integrity, there is only production. – Raymond Chandler A child’s world is lit by magic and filled with fantasy. The imaginary manifests like the wind – unseen but there nonetheless. Fanciful thoughts lead to imaginative creations. …

Spiritual Happiness

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes from within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers; and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that its center is really everywhere. It is …

Manifest Happiness

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia Everyone can be a force for good in the world. Each day dozens of people …