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Being alone with greedy eyes and an open mind

As you know, I live in the city, in a studio smaller than most people’s garages, filled with boxes and containers from my farm.  It was small before I brought anything in, it is much smaller in navigable space now, lol!   1,797 more words


POETRY: Poems From On The Blue Shore Of Silence, by Pablo Neruda

The Sea

I need the sea because it teaches me.
I don’t know if I learn music or awareness,
if it’s a single wave or its vast existence, 847 more words


Endless Winter

It has been a long winter, longest one I can remember. Just when you think you see spring peeking through, winter stretches its arms and keeps March in its grasp. 320 more words


When reality beats imagination

Yes, I know I said I’d be posting from the woods, and I didn’t.  Something about being out there made me wish to eschew the computer, a rare event in my life, since nearly everything I do revolves around computers.   1,915 more words


SATURDAY READING: Seek Solitude, by David Yount

From Spiritual Simplicity

Make Peace With Yourself

Simple living is not trouble free.  Simplicity offers no permanent protection against adversity, but it will help you to deal with ill fortune more calmly and sensibly, while giving you the foresight to head off unnecessary setbacks. 


POETRY: Poems Of Eugenio Montale

Translated from the Italian by William Arrowsmith


When I go away for a day or two
the pigeons pecking
at my windowsill
stage a protest…

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SOLITUDE: Solitude And Community, by Maurice Friedman

From A Heart of Wisdom

If a person were in such a rapturous state as Saint Paul once entered, and he knew of a sick man who wanted a cup of soup, it would be far better to withdraw from the rapture for love’s sake and serve him who is in need.