Fields of Spring

April 29, 2016

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― Alan W. Watts

Go Fish

March 28, 2016

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― Shūsaku Endō

Recovering

March 28, 2016

march2106-easter-small-73 (1 of 1)“Most people end up being conformists; they adapt to prison life. A few become reformers; they fight for better lighting, better ventilation. Hardly anyone becomes a rebel, a revolutionary who breaks down the prison walls. You can only be a revolutionary when you see the prison walls in the first place.”
― Anthony de Mello

Target Practice

March 28, 2016

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― Anthony de Mello

Beauty and Decay

January 10, 2016

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― Marilyn French

Sundays

January 10, 2016

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If your soul left this earth I would follow and find you
Silent, my starship suspended in night”
― Emily St. John Mandel

This

January 10, 2016

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“This is the time of tension between dying and birth
The place of solitude where three dreams cross
Between blue rocks
But when the voices shaken from the yew-tree drift away
Let the other yew be shaken and reply.
Blessed sister, holy mother, spirit of the fountain, spirit of the
garden,
Suffer us not to mock ourselves with falsehood
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still
Even among these rocks,
Sister, mother
And spirit of the river, spirit of the sea,
Suffer me not to be separated”

–T.S. Eliot

Wood Mizer

January 10, 2016

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“I don’t suppose I really know you very well – but I know you smell like the delicious damp grass that grows near old walls and that your hands are beautiful opening out of your sleeves and that the back of your head is a mossy sheltered cave when there is trouble in the wind and that my cheek just fits the depression in your shoulder.”

—Zelda Fitzgerald

Conquering Trees

January 8, 2016

december2015-goatgoat2-06 (1 of 1)“The only obsession everyone wants: ‘love.’ People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The Platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you’re whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You’re whole, and then you’re cracked open. ”
— Philip Roth

Gutters

October 22, 2015

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“Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to Joy, and makes royal kings and queens of common clay. It is the perfume of that wondrous flower, the heart, and without that sacred passion, that divine swoon, we are less than beasts; but with it, earth is heaven, and we are gods.”
― Robert G. Ingersoll