Experience is not what Happens

Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him. – Aldous Huxley Our experiences shape who we are. But these moments in time do not happen in a vacuum. Our actions and reactions flow from acquired knowledge or a lack thereof. Just as the wind […]

Connected in the Deep

We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep. – William James Standing at the edge of the stormy deep, I sense the pulse of millions of my fellow humans. Beyond the artificial boundaries of nations and politics, lie the vast interlaced storylines of our species. Life sweeps […]

Art has Two Constants

He realized more vividly than ever before, that art had two constants, two unending preoccupations: it is always meditating on death and it is always thereby creating life. –Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago The spark of life within us glimmers and shines, and occasionally adversity or blessing fans the spark into a bonfire. That animated nucleus […]

A Mermaid’s Purse

There is, one know not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath… – Herman Melville Lines of poetry have been whirling around my mind these days. Almighty spirits permeate our Universe / The infinitesimal motions of their comings and goings constantly alter the fine […]

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 […]