Tags » Impermanance

the long view

I’ve thought a few times about how I needed to sit down to write here, but it is always in passing. When we are in the car and headed somewhere, when I’m chasing them at the pool, stirring something on the stove. 709 more words

Travel

ordinary time

Friday was weirdly cold and rainy — for a May afternoon in Georgia anyway. I attended the university’s graduation ceremony as I always do, but it felt out of place and so strange as I piled on my academic regalia and walked across campus in a cold drizzle. 1,296 more words

Gratitude

For Ever

I asked them

What the tree was like

They told me of its name

I asked again

What tree was like

They told me history… 99 more words

The Prodigal Charm Bug

After dark period that lasted 5 years, I found myself in the mid 90’s struggling to make sense of my life and the identity that I had created for myself. 414 more words

The Ghost Of Monumental Silence

The Road to Happiness

Why despair
The road to happiness
Passes through the valley of sorrow
Once you are down
Only way to go is up
On this temporal journey… 36 more words

Poetry

For L. Cohen - on longing

An old man writes his pain in words
like fire sears its name across
the white flesh of an oak tree’s corpse

The sum of all he leaves undone… 68 more words

Poetry

Last days

Many Buddhists at some time will meditate on death. Tell that to a Westerner and their reaction is normally to screw up their face and say something like “gross” or “ewwww”. 252 more words

Happiness