Monthly Archives: January 2013

Stories As Healing

“Although some use stories as entertainment alone, tales are, in their oldest sense a healing art; and the best, to my lights, are those who have lain with the story and found all its matching parts inside themselves and at … Continue reading

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Winter

On this day thirteen years ago, I wrote the following entry in my journal. “I love the winter landscape when the eye of God seems to be everywhere, and snow is a white backdrop for the dark forms of trees.  … Continue reading

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Writing And Life

“Some writers … Charles Dickens was one … write seven or eight hours a day.  I’ve done this a few times in my life but haven’t liked it at all.  For me, there’s too much else I need and want … Continue reading

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A Work In Progress

“This is a work in progress, a process of uncovering our natural openness, uncovering our natural intelligence and warmth. I have discovered, just as my teachers always told me, that we already have what we need. The wisdom, the strength, … Continue reading

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Winter Garden

“Go into the garden and try to learn the world that surrounds you.  Look at how you’ve placed a stone.  Now the trees and shrubs are bare you can more easily see how they harmonize with the garden.  Imagine.  Let … Continue reading

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Being Reborn

Anybody who knows my visual art understands that I LOVE color.  It turns me on, provides me with an abundance of joy, and makes me want to dance.  I’m happiest when the sun is shining, and the sky is a … Continue reading

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Trees and Books

“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called ‘leaves’) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands … Continue reading

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