Monthly Archives: October 2017

In Peace

We listen to the daily reports and then discuss the “precarious state of the world” as if it were something outside of us, once or twice removed. We hover like Greek gods above our lives, only rarely descending to inhabit … Continue reading

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To Infinity

You showed me a dog-eared book from your college days, an anthology of poetry which you somehow kept throughout all your moves because you loved it. When I opened the pages, I saw where you had used a yellow marker … Continue reading

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Sightless in the Dark

We stood suddenly very still in the utter pitch black. I turned off the flashlight, and even the dog ceased moving — its ears raised, feet firmly rooted in place. There was something very big, very near, rustling around in … Continue reading

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Just the Wind

There’s a door that’s always opening, always closing. Even with all of the opening and closing, nothing passes through, not even a sliver of wind. I once imagined that I was a friend of the wind. I’d climb to a … Continue reading

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Through the Night

Some kinds of pain just go on and on for years, despite all remedial measures. Hearing that everything changes doesn’t necessarily make it that much easier to bear. There are many fine and clever ideas floating around within the collective … Continue reading

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Looking Out

Rather than speculating about whether or not Gautama the Buddha has gone as far as one can go, why not ride along with him and find out for oneself? Wherever one of us goes, the whole universe goes with us. … Continue reading

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Itself

Awakening from sleep in the morning, I realize I’m still alive. Whatever may have transpired during the night wasn’t strong enough to take me away, not even the mystery moon itself. Even though it may often seem wearingly familiar, each … Continue reading

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Whatever Happens

The rock from space that killed the dinosaurs, that persistent tune you keep hearing in your head, the wildfire that razed the neighborhood, and the family that found their dog when they finally returned home, the last leaf stubbornly clinging … Continue reading

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On Time

I suspect my expiration date code came up some time ago, but they apparently wanted me to sample more wine, so when I do cross over, my report will be comprehensive. We are all here on our own special assignments. … Continue reading

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Open Enough

In one screenplay, two gamblers, Hope and Fear, stand at a Craps Table, rolling dice into the future. Wins and losses alternate, they finally break even.   In another, two massive armies clash by night. The next morning, they are … Continue reading

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