Posted on March 15, 2017
To accept whatever comes, regardless of the consequences, is to be unafraid or to be full of that love which comes from a sense of at-oneness with whatever . . . In other words there is no split between spirit and matter. And to realize this, we have only suddenly to awake to the fact. I have noticed it happens and when it does it partakes of the miraculous.
~ John Cage “Juilliard Lecture” in A Year from Monday (1952)
There were signs
but it seems
spring is just not ready for us yet.
Posted on December 13, 2016
May you take time
to celebrate the quiet miracles
that seek no attention.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven
around the heart of wonder.
~ John O’Donohue
from “For Presence”
Posted on March 4, 2015
Posted on February 12, 2015
…We want the spring to come and the winter to pass. We want
whoever to call or not call, a letter, a kiss — we want more and more and then more of it.
But there are moments, walking, when I catch a glimpse of myself in the window glass,
say, the window of the corner video store, and I’m gripped by a cherishing so deep
for my own blowing hair, chapped face, and unbuttoned coat that I’m speechless:
I am living…
~ Marie Howe
(excerpt from “What the Living Do”)
Posted on February 6, 2015