Music in its Roar

There is pleasure in the pathless woods; There is rapture on the lonely shore; There is society, where none intrudes; By the deep sea, and music in its roar… – Lord Byron There is a remarkable grandness to be discovered walking alone in nature. The poignant vastness is akin to wandering through gallery after gallery […]

In Order to Survive

For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century, he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it. – Jacques-Yves Cousteau Too much of human society has become far removed from the natural world. Whole cultures are stagnating under the sterile weight of mass […]

Life and Death are One

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Kahlil Gibran Life and death are connected one to the other along infinite paths. This gull’s remains provide evidence of the eagle’s feeding. All life converts death into life. We are sustained by sacrificing the life-spark of other beings. So-called […]

In the Grander Scheme of Things

Perhaps we matter little in the grander scheme of things, but we do matter nonetheless. Each grain of our life slips downslope from the past into the future. This seems counter-intuitive though because we imagine the future as UP (forward, ahead) and the past as DOWN (backward, behind). Over time we alter our environment because […]

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries

Many oddities wash up on the beach. From the vastness of the ocean a variety of flotsam and jetsam gets deposited on the sand and then they wash away or get incorporated into the beach itself. Negative events or emotions are like this. When stray shadows fall upon our hearts, we have to learn to […]