Tag Archive | dreams

Paying guesses (a poem)


A crooked lady lived in a crooked house in a crooked land among those hills lay towns where good money was paid for the graces, ticking days, living flesh of inmates in this land, the dead were sold for profit and the souls of the poor and neglected did not matter disposable crooked almost zombies […]

Creating Balance: Nature and Culture


Hello readers, It hit me one day, many years ago on one of countless long aimless and solitary walks through Paris that all of matter is intelligent.  Not just matter, but everything that exists: gases, flames, liquids, the invisible as well as the solid.  Everything is as fluxful, comedic, and intentional as the ancient primitives […]

Grounded!


Hello readers, You’re grounded!  That could be a punishing sentence, or a compliment.  I don’t recall every being grounded as a child – in either sense of the word.  Sometimes I feel I am drawn to spiritual realms because I don’t feel quite at home in the meat of life and human interactions here on […]

memory foam: a poem


Delve into sub-brain Pockets of  stones clicking Firing letting go Trying to retrieve the substance of yesterday Corridors of aromas Locked doors concealing places I’ve been Faces I knew, sketched only when observed Feature by feature, looking specifically Tracing with awareness At night my dreams are populated by people I don’t remember meeting So clearly […]

The Carrot of Hope


Hello readers, Hope is an essential although elusive ingredient to human life.  As children, we may rejoice in the moment more effectively than do adults, but we still emulate and aspire to the power and effectiveness of adulthood. This too is a form of hope.  My grandmother told me when she was about 90 years […]

Law of Attraction: Is Physical Beauty Important?


Human beings are undeniably artistic and creative beings.  We are all to varying degrees attracted to beauty in nature and art.  Also, as sexual beings, we feel somehow that a beautiful mate is an important advantage in the race to procreate.  I suppose having beautiful children makes us feel more powerful or accomplished.  Yet I […]

Gender Fluid: Awakening to a New Era


There is an article in the August 12th issue of the New York Times Magazine  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/magazine/whats-so-bad-about-a-boy-who-wants-to-wear-a-dress.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 about children who feel comfortable identifying with both sexes at different moments in their lives. In the article, they label this type of behavior “gender-fluid“.  I like the word; it seems to evoke all kinds of interesting concepts. Since […]

Save Money, Live Better: A Poem


Goddess, are you made of China? Are you alive today? I see the mould of your face in the blank masks of shoppers, absent as they shop Missing the beauty in their baskets Wisdom allows purchase of dewdrops, orange peels, twisted roots, candy wrappers for a discount less than free Some call it garbage It […]

Balancing the masculine and feminine


My motivation for starting this blog is my observation that people around me seem to be seeking happiness, or a sense of purpose for their lives in the wrong places.  Being human involves a lot a suffering, and  suffering is necessary for growth.  Growth means maturity – taking responsibility for who we are as a […]