Love in the Time of Covid

Love decreases the terror of these terrible times –C.E.Wheeler As I write this, my wife is preparing to travel home to be with her family. Her father was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. After his first round of chemotherapy, he developed pneumonia and was hospitalized. Hong had already began making plans to travel home, but …

The Heart’s Memory

…The heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. – Gabriel García Márquez Nostalgia is a two-edged sword. It allows us to return to former times in our lives, but those happier-than-now memories can sharpen the pain of these …

Truth of Imagination

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination. – John Keats As Keats wrote of the holiness of the heart’s affections… the heart-mind brings passion to life – incarnating the soul within the body. The heart beats on-and-on from the first breath to the last, …

Stronger Together

But we are strong, each in our purpose, and we are all more strong together. – Bram Stoker Globally, we are limited in our mobility right now. Those who have to go to work, return home almost immediately afterwards. Some places are limiting people’s time for daily outdoor recreation, but many open spaces we once …

Build a New Model

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. – Buckminster Fuller The time for change is Right NOW. Change has come to the planet in the form of a death threat from a microscopic creature. About half the planet is now under …

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 …

Feel Our Humanity

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 …

Some websites to help you relax staying home during Pandemic

I am going to post good things to enjoy online while the coronavirus pandemic continues. Enjoy the links below and stay home as much as possible. Google Arts and Culture https://artsandculture.google.com/ Shedd Aquarium Penguins Roaming around because of coronavirus Buzzfeed: 20 Small Acts of Kindness https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/photos-coronavirus-quarantine-restore-faith-in-humanity Max Brooks and his dad Mel Brooks: “Don’t be …