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This is night life, she speaks. To no one but herself and her virtual pen.

Over cups of milk tea, she drinks drop by drop. 80 more words

Life Lessons And Impressions

Stanyan Street

There’s a good chance that you’ve never heard of Rod McKuen, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Rod McKuen and just don’t know that you have, yet. 1,239 more words



I started the new year steeping in solitude, savoring this blank-slate feeling. I found it very difficult to surface from underground, to show up on the topside world. 43 more words


Solitude in the Silent Snow

There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. 9 more words


Daily Riches: Seeking God, Escaping Illusion (Thomas Merton - on his centenary)

“This is what it means to seek God perfectly: to withdraw from illusion and pleasure, from worldly anxieties and desires, from the works that God does not want, from a glory that is only human display; to keep my mind free from confusion in order that my liberty may be always at the disposal of His will; to entertain silence in my heart and listen for the voice of God; …to love all men as myself; to rest in humility and to find peace in withdrawal from conflict and competition with other men; to turn aside from controversy and put away heavy loads of judgment and censorship and criticism and the whole burden of opinions that I have no obligation to carry; to have a will that is always ready to fold back within itself and draw all the powers of the soul down from the deepest center to rest in silent expectancy for the coming of God, poised in tranquil and effortless concentration upon the point of my dependence on Him; to gather all that I am, and have all that I can possibly suffer or do or be, and abandon them all to God in the resignation of a perfect love and blind faith and pure trust in God, to do His will.” Thomas Merton… 233 more words


Ominous Moon Over A Border Town

The clouds draped, darkening a nighttide sky. An ominously glowing moon, hung behind the caliginous veil. Not unlike a pendant dangling in the lacy neckline of some promiscuous damsel. 35 more words

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