Archive for the 'Journal' Category

How to Find Peace

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Thoughts — and feelings triggered by thoughts — are mutable and impermanent, and yet because we humans incorrectly identify our being with our thinking, we construct a false notion of ourselves out of ideas and memories that have no actual substance. No wonder the ego is called “the false self.” The false self — the […]

Read more of "How to Find Peace"...

So Tenderly

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

It happens all the time in heaven, And some day It will begin to happen Again on earth – That men and women who are married, And men and men who are Lovers, And women and women Who give each other Light, Often will get down on their knees And while so tenderly Holding their […]

Read more of "So Tenderly"...

A Break

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Written last night, After a several day “extreme heat” spell. ————- Hello, 63 degrees. I feel you gossiping with the trees. My windows are all grinning widely waiting for the breeze. ————- A photo from last summer at Hume Lake…

Read more of "A Break"...

Half Acre

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Half Acre I am holding half an acre Torn from the map of Michigan And folded in this scrap of paper Is a land I grew in Think of every town you’ve lived in Every room, you lay your head And what is it that you remember? Do you carry every sadness with you Every […]

Read more of "Half Acre"...

Dust to Dust

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Dust to Dust It’s not your eyes It’s not what you say It’s not your laughter that gives you away You’re just lonely You’ve been lonely, too long All your actin’ Your thin disguise All your perfectly delivered lies They don’t fool me You’ve been lonely, too long Let me in the wall, you’ve built […]

Read more of "Dust to Dust"...

Performances

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

“I think parents sometimes forget that kids are putting on performances all day, just acting like the people we think we are until, like, ten years from now when we figure out who that actually is.” –Jake Burt, Greetings from Witness Protection Except that, as my teacher pointed out, no one really knows after ten […]

Read more of "Performances"...

Wolves

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Wolves When I die let the wolves enjoy my bones When I die let me go When I die let the wolves enjoy my bones When I die let me go When I die you can push me out to sea When I die set me free When I die let the sharks come ’round […]

Read more of "Wolves"...