horizontal God

Posted by on Jan 28, 2011 in Art, Buddhism, Mary Oliver, Poetry | No Comments

I lay next to God all day yesterday. Her name is actually Kyrie. Which does mean God, in Greek. She is my younger daughter. So, ok, yeah, not that God. Still, she is as much a spark of the divine fire, as much an illimitable moment of immanent God, as the rest of us. She ...

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to each their l)a own

Posted by on Jan 22, 2011 in Buddhism | No Comments

“Mom, what’s your favorite poem?” Larkin asked this question dutifully, though with a slight whiff of resignation as well. My daughter’s 6th grade English teacher had assigned them the task of asking their parents this, and of bringing it in. She knew, though her teacher did not, just how much she was getting into. I ...

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feel the felt, uncool the cool

Posted by on Jan 15, 2011 in Art, Buddhism | No Comments

Usually small, often lumpy or a little misshapen, very sweet and invariably a bit uncool, and almost always soft because of its many iterations through many hands and many hearts. Think Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. Or that new little soul on the block who reallyreallyreally wants to be friends. Or, in my case, a sacred ...

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truly more better

Things that are Relevant… Generosity Kindness Warmth Laughter Gratitude Graciousness/Grace Balance Beauty Six years ago, I scribbled that list. Then, from the word Beauty I drew a squiggly line down the page to the title of a second list, Things that are more Complex… Honesty Health Freedom Truth!! Not one, but two exclamation points. Truth ...

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