Charles bukowski at his finest -- and heck, he's a cat person...after my own heart...cats transmit pure knowledge in my experience...it's true. Kitties have been profound healing medicine for me from the beginning of this process. My cats Kali and Jezebel have featured on this site a few times. I now have these two lovely... Continue Reading →
This was written in three parts in consecutive order over time. I thought they should all appear together in one place as they represent a journey through time and psyche both. ...
(slideshow included below) Earth, take me down into your core. Water, let me run fluid and resilient like you, transparent and true. The forest is my church and my refuge. The trees speak to me and hold me. The way ahead may be seemingly impassable. A jungle of shrubs, branches, death and mayhem. Look up... Continue Reading →
This is my dark and lovely message Hear me cry Hear me cry Hear me cry Never stop hearing me cry ...
Love after love The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your self. Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart to... Continue Reading →
I had the good fortune of studying Walt Whitman as a student in college. I cannot say I understood what I was being presented with at the time, but I can say that he got into my cells even then, without my knowing, and now I can begin to appreciate the genius that he's imparted to anyone who takes the time to feel into the magic of his words. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
An incredible poem by David Wagoner shared below. Please read it. Then, following the poem, there is a relatively short video with David Whyte discussing this poem in conversation with Jeffrey Mishlove. Wonderful. Enjoy. … [click on title to read and view more]
Nothing lasts forever; No one lives forever. Keep that in mind, and love. Our life is not the same old burden; Our path is not the same long journey. The flower fades and dies, We must pause to weave perfection into music Keep that in mind, and love. My beloved, in you I find refuge.... Continue Reading →