The Amber of the Moment

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why. – Kurt Vonnegut Trapped within the amber of the moment here in the US clarifies life. The sheer magnitude of ongoing rotten events shredded many veils of self-delusion. If you’ll pardon the comparison, but the cumulative impact of so much bad …

Into the Mystic

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. – Vincent Van Gogh I for one have had way too much data thrown at me this year. Numbers, graphs, charts all displaying little hope, and instead offering increasingly more of the same. Numerical data drives the …

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 World We have Created

The world, as we have created it, is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. – Albert Einstein Rainbows occur during the storm, not after it. They are shimmering signs of what is to come once the storm passes. Around the world, there is an upwelling of love and …

Into Which We Were Born

Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born. – Albert Einstein Aging is part of all life cycles. Are cells are constantly being recycled and remade. When I was young I read somewhere that every cell in …

Light Tomorrow with Today

The title comes from the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. When I taught her work in my university Literature and Poetry classes, I discovered she was inspired by a very spiritual foundation. Connecting our lives to the metaphysical realms deepens our horizons and broadens our appreciation of life. But days upon days psychically locked alone with …