Roof Rafters

January 30, 2015

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— Rod McKuen

A Little Boy and His Uncles

October 11, 2014

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“Þú varst hjartablóm og ljóðadís og lag
í leiftursýn mér tókst að þekkja þig
þennan dag
og gæfan tók að gæla ögn við mig.

Svo leið tíminn hratt með lífsins dans og brag
mér lærðist tafarlaust að þekkja það
þennan dag
að gæfan verður seint á vísum stað.

Enn ég hugsum ástina og glaðan hag
og einnig þína mynd og þarflaust hik
þennan dag
hið eina litla, litla augnablik.

Þú varst hjartablóm og ljóðadís og lag
mér lærðist trafarlaust að þekkja það
þennan dag

að gæfan verður seint á vísum stað
að gæfan verður seint á vísum stað
að gæfan verður seint á vísum stað” –Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson

Most Eligible

August 1, 2014

july2014-emmah12-21 (1 of 1)“You have a unique body and mind, with a particular history and conditioning. No one can offer you a formula for navigating all situations and all states of mind. Only by listening inwardly in a fresh and open way will you discern at any given time what most serves your healing and freedom.”
― Tara Brach

James’ Assistants

June 22, 2014

june 2014-jamesandgrace-01 (1 of 1)“You don’t understand how much light you have until the lights go out.”
― Joan Bauer

Cactus Planters

June 21, 2014

june 2014-jamesandgrace-02 (1 of 1)“Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.”
― Sarah Ban Breathnach

Little Boy Learning

April 2, 2014

april2014-wise-06 (1 of 1)“There is always that dream of escape, but there is no place to escape to, you just run into yourself.”
― Willy Vlautin





“It was a though we’d been living for a year in a dense grove of old trees, a cluster of firs, each with its own rhythm and character, from whom our bodies had drawn not just shelter but perhaps even a kind of guidance as we grew into a family.”
― David Abram


February 12, 2013




“Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.”
Oscar Wilde

Down the James

June 3, 2012


“Love is the only prayer I know.”
― Marion Zimmer Bradley

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“Perhaps everybody has a garden of Eden, I don’t know; but they have scarcely seen their garden before they see the flaming sword. Then, perhaps, life only offers the choice of remembering the garden or forgetting it. Either, or: it takes strength to remember, it takes another kind of strength to forget, it takes a hero to do both. People who remember court madness through pain, the pain of the perpetually recurring death of their innocence; people who forget court another kind of madness, the madness of the denial of pain and the hatred of innocence; and the world is mostly divided between madmen who remember and madmen who forget. Heroes are rare.”
― James Baldwin