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Books . . .

“It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. Yet regardless of where they come from, I cannot … Continue reading

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Giving shape to one’s life.

“In wilderness extremity, people find themselves running out of language, driven to silence. Ordinary speech seems inappropriate. Mountain and desert people do not talk much. Their words are measured by the leanness of the land. In short, the liminality of … Continue reading

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The shortest day

“So the shortest day came, and the year died, And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world Came people singing, dancing, To drive the dark away. They lighted candles in the winter trees; They hung their homes with evergreen; … Continue reading

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Winter afternoon, early December

“The grey lid has been lifted off the day. Sun spills everywhere— on snow, on house, on me at the window. No wind in the willow, no birds in bare branches, no sadness in the absence. Only the shine, instead, … Continue reading

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Winter

“I will gaze at the stars, And maybe even Mars, They are all so bright, On a wonderful clear winter night, Feeling the breeze, Watching the trees, They’re swaying with grace, In this peaceful little place, Time moves on, more … Continue reading

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Pioneering souls

“The planet is increasing its pressure upon us to evolve – or to go extinct. We have reached CRITICAL MESS. Millions of us are literally “speciating,” evolving from our separated self-conscious state to our whole-centered, spirit-centered co-creative phase. We are … Continue reading

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Winter syntax

“A sentence starts out like a lone traveler heading into a blizzard at midnight, tilting into the wind, one arm shielding his face, the tails of his thin coat flapping behind him. There are easier ways of making sense, the … Continue reading

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Friday morning music

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A dream of trees

“There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees, A quiet house, some green and modest acres A little way from every troubling town, A little way from factories, schools, laments. I would have time, I thought, and time … Continue reading

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The Autumn

“Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around, Where waving woods and waters wild Do hymn an autumn sound. The summer sun is faint on them — The summer flowers depart — Sit still — as all … Continue reading

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