Archive for December, 2005

The Very Essence of Joy

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Impermanence is the very essence of joy — the drop of bitterness that enables one to perceived the sweet. –Myrtle Reed, Master of the Vineyard This afternoon the post-holiday year-end anomie hit me. I feel immeasurably sad. Because all is well and peaceful in my life at the moment, I can only surmise this is […]

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Scarf For My Sister

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

My eldest sister expressed lust for a scarf of her own. We discussed her color preferences; she bought the yarn, but I chose the colorway and type of yarn. I was in the mood to knit last night, so I did almost non-stop. Eight hours later, here it is. It needs to finish drying after […]

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The Act of Creation

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Musicians, artists, and craftspeople belong with mystics in the ranks of shamans and visionaries. All reach into the formless void to pull something of substance and beauty out of chaos. What they do may manifest on the material plane, but their goals reach beyond materialism to a representation of spirit itself. …There is an ecstasy […]

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