Tranquil Reflections

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. —LaoZi These are trying times. With all the constant communications channels blaring 24/7 non-stop anxiety, each morning can seem like a fire-walk across a bed of glowing coals. Embers and ashes of what could have been lie on the ground, as constant reminders of what’s been lost. …

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, …