noooo way

The Hindu, the Buddhist, and the Christian were all sitting together. They were taking questions now. There was a big pause. I had not intended to cause discomfort. I had actually hoped for a different answer. The Christian, a Methodist minister with a warm and quiet demeanor, had spoken gently about God as Love and about how we ...

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black magic

Posted by on Oct 22, 2010 in My Journey to Lhasa | No Comments

Mark Rothko made me do it. I will be ever grateful to that plenitude of enigmatic black paint in his chapel for pushing me out the door. Because, at eighteen, I really did not get it. Well, them. Fourteen giant canvases of dark earth to inky night, arranged in an octagonal building on the grounds ...

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a very good thing

Posted by on Oct 14, 2010 in Buddhism | No Comments

“She is very young.  It is a good thing!” I was the very young, at twenty-four. My new lover was forty, and the leader of my trek in Nepal. The declarer of good things was Anil, the lead Sherpa of the trek, and a more intuitive and insightful man I would rarely again meet.  Well, ...

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