Keep Hope Alive

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. – C.K.Chesterton This morning a dove appeared outside our window. Doves have been seen as a symbol of peace and hope for thousands of years. Our attention was called to the …

The Power of Music

My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary. – Martin Luther Musical tastes are very subjective and personal. I have a pretty eclectic taste in music. Listening to a wide range of styles and genres brings me great joy. But when times are …

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 …

Prose Poem: At Sunrise

At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear – Norman Maclean (A Prose Poem) Waking in the predawn hour, while the land slumbers, a transcendent power drifts through the sky. Mysteries cavort in the twilight zone between night’s end and day’s start. It is an indeterminate time for which there is no specific term. The …

Be One with the Wild

I thought of the wilderness we had left behind us, open to sea and sky, joyous in its plenitude and simplicity, perfect yet vulnerable, unaware of what is coming, defended by nothing, guarded by no one. – Edward Abbey Check out my wife and I clamming on Youtube Children are taught human beings have five …

World Full of Magic

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. – William Butler Yeats The other morning my neighbor woke me up at 4:00 A.M. I was unable to go back to sleep. Before dawn I grumbled to myself through my morning coffee and breakfast. Setting out, I did not …

Our Obligation to Nature

It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself. – Rachel Carson Humanity stands at a crossroad. Responsibility …

The Art of Vision

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible – Jonathan Swift Within and without – reality is a miraculous collage of impressions and expressions. Auras of sensations accompany everything and are revealed by changing perspectives. Divine spirits meld with seemingly mundane objects. The natural world sparkles from the presence of a wonderful purity. Visions abound …

Self Transcendence

The question is not what you look at, but what you see. It is only necessary to behold the least fact or phenomenon, however familiar, from a hair’s breadth aside from our habitual path or routine, to be overcome, enchanted by its beauty and significance. – Henry David Thoreau Glorious abundance greets me when I …

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 …