What’s the point?

What’s the point?

We think the point is to pass the test or overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this [...]

Hallowe’en

On Hallowe'en the old ghosts come About us, and they speak to some; To others they are dumb.   They haunt the hearts that love them best; In some they are by grief possessed, In other hearts they rest.   They have a knowledge they would tell; To some of us it is a knell, [...]

Sensitivity

Sensitivity

ÔÇťAnybody can look at a pretty girl and see a pretty girl. An artist can look at a pretty girl and see the old woman she will become. A better artist can look at an old woman and see the pretty girl that she used to be. But a great artist-a master-and that is what [...]

The Wine Month

The Wine Month

The Saxons called October Wyn-Monath, or Wine Month. Ancient Germans called October, Winter fyleth  In honor of the full moon.   In 2020 the golden colors of the Wine Month leave me feeling drunk. In my stupor I dream of snowy days And white snowflakes tumbling down from the sky.

New England Aster in October

New England Aster in October

On the trail flowers and ferns testify to the delicate balance of nature throughout the seasons. A wild flower may appear along the path by itself, or you might find it flourishing in bunches. The lone flower may not return the next year, allowing only one chance to appreciate it in the moment. In the [...]

Put the Fire Out!

Tiffany has been having episodic headaches lately, mostly at night. They showed up Wednesday, in the night, an uninvited guest without a welcome, they've stayed for five days now, to be exact. In a wild attempt to understand what was happening, like many, Tiffany resorted to Dr. Google, and found out they are genetic, and [...]

The Supreme Good

The Supreme Good

The supreme good is like water,which nourishes all things without trying to.It is content with the low places that people disdain.Thus it is like the Tao. In dwelling, live close to the ground.In thinking, keep to the simple.In conflict, be fair and generous.In governing, don't try to control.In work, do what you enjoy.In family life, [...]