Tag Archive | love

Cramped skin or the web of love (a poem)


if skin were an envelope, a divider would it separate us from one another or allow us to better touch each other? sensitive nothingness cells drawing attention spirals around the luminous flux that is personality wrapped in bone human brains wrapping life and relationship into convenient patterns ruling out the vibrancy the freedom rainbow of pure […]

a frozen apple (a poem)


encased, sparkling a dangerous edge to a sweetly dripping bicuspid enclose defensive venom just in case they try to strike out we all tiptoe with hidden knives we are adults and yet the tender fruit inside our sacks of muscle and bone belies the toughness of the skin tears gather knotted in my throat the desire […]

a place where people live (a poem)


planting rock and tender succulents into the reluctant blood clay stooping to tidy this oasis of weeds, leaves heart swells proud to home warming the brick with the coziness of pink and red plant flesh pungent rosemary and basil and yet, where is the heart where the other souls are building their nests heaps of rejected furniture […]

Bonding (a poem)


A beating heart made to cling comfort warm silky, if but that proverbial hanger enclosed by some fluff a sock or synthetic fabric a ribbon she wore in her hair could fill the deep well carved by nature never replenished by nurture what happens to a child who has never been embraced inside a parent’s heart or […]

Merbdelia: In Memory of (a poem)


All fur and bone, a tiny love energy of life almost spent yet enough left over to rest her tiny head on the crook of my arm Her entire last night at my side my eyes mist with the fullness of tears gratitude for the mystery; a gift of love from the smallest of creatures […]

Time Out: Parenting, Memories, and Immortality


Hello readers, This morning, my son set off for his first day of 9th grade.  Last night, he set out all of his new clothes, photographing them so a friend could help him choose what to wear to school.  He was anxious to arrive at school early to spend time with his friends.  In fact, […]

Trayvon Martin: How Can We Get from Fear to Love?


Hello readers, I am curious about how people around the world are responding to the case and verdict involving the death by gunshot of 17 year old Trayvon Martin  inflicted by George Zimmerman, an adult and possibly overzealous neighborhood watch leader.  I am also curious about how people from other countries view American culture with regard to […]

Making Dreams Come True: Moving from Intention to Action


Hello readers, Everyone dreams of a better life, a larger life, of freedom and that buzzing sensation of wonder felt when ideas and desires begin to coincide with physical reality.  The success of lottery games proves this.  Yet, why do almost all of us settle for less than our dreams?  I have reflected on this […]

Telepathy and Relationships


Hello readers, Being in a relationship with a significant other seems to be a very important accomplishment in life.  Relationships with other people are important teaching lessons and help us to learn about ourselves more quickly.  Relationships also reveal our talents and help us to help others.  In brief, being connected to other people is […]

Writing Off Conditioning: How to Let Go of the Dream Your Parents Created for You


Hello readers, I read a lot about human nature and experience, because I have always wanted to understand why people do what they do.  We have all been conditioned by our families, by the culture and society in which we live, to be a certain self.  And, for the most part, we identify with that […]

On Purpose: A Poem


I forgot what I am doing here Feeling lost in a world of temptations, directions, decisions Choosing to be me A name, a body, a set of circumstances soft voice, long curly hair near-sighted eyes deciduous ideas keep dropping from the mind-field of my brain and beyond an array of possibles requiring selection Cinderella sat […]

Love and Being (in a physical body)


Hello readers, I suppose I am moderately obsessed with trying to understand my purpose in life.  This nagging feeling that I have something important that I must contribute keeps me from being contented at simply functioning as an employee.  Currently, I am reading a book about astral projection – or being in the real through […]

Some Thoughts on the Power of Fear and Negativity…and How to Go Beyond


Hello readers, While I was rinsing some beans at my kitchen sink the other evening, the thought came into my mind that the many stressful challenges and “negative” experiences that have peppered my life were expressly chosen by me before coming to this Earth and this lifetime for a specific purpose.  I often wonder why […]

Love, Approval, and other Legalized Addictions


Hello readers, I like to try and understand how the human mind and body function.  There is a complex beauty and savagery innate to the structure of our being human.  Our bodies seek balance, and balance must be obtained at all costs in order to maintain life.  For example, from a physical perspective, from what […]

How Do You Love Your Enemies?


Hello readers, During this past week or so, I have been contemplating the meaning of the commandment / expression: “love your enemies”.  Obviously not meant to be a simple task, nonetheless, there is a lot to think about regarding the meaning of this phrase.  Do you have enemies?  If you live in society with other […]

A Nation Addicted to Fear: Is There Room for Love Here?


Hello readers, As a nation and as individuals, we have all been shaken by the recent violence against the staff and innocent students of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.  And it is our responsibility as adults, as citizens, parents, and as human beings to reflect on the reasons behind such senseless violence.  In […]

Love and the Fabric of Life


Hello readers, I don’t often visit my Facebook page, but as I browsed through a list of people I possibly know, people connected to people I have met at various times in my life, I was struck by the connective tissue of life and relationships, and the choices that we make.  Thematically dogged by solitude, […]

Meditation on Christmas: An Outsider’s View on Jesus and the Disinherited, by Howard Thurman


Hello readers, I just finished reading a remarkable book first published in 1949 by Howard Thurman, eminent African-American theologian and philosopher.  The book is called “Jesus and the Disinherited”.  As a non-Christian and non-practising Jew, I have long been intrigued by the life of Jesus and his quest for truth, personal authenticity and self-responsibility.  My […]

Living Simply: A New Standard of Living


Hello readers, I have always aspired to living simply, and for the most part, I feel I have succeeded.  Although I have never earned much more than $20,000 a year, I manage to live simply with a focus on enjoying the moment.  I feel that a high standard of living means doing work that has meaning, having […]

“Shoot First” Laws and Self-Mastery as a Way to Peaceful Interactions


Hello readers, I received the following e-mail message today from ColorOfChange.org, a non-profit organization that works to promote equal rights for minorities in this country. ” Jordan Russell Davis didn’t have to die. Last Friday, the 17 year-old Black teenager was shot in a Jacksonville convenience store parking lot after a dispute over loud music.1 He […]