Thursday, March 31, 2011

the courage of theo fleury ~

Finding the light at the end of a very challenging road.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

alone but together ~

composed and conducted by eric whitacre

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

no room at the inn ~

the sound of the geese ~

As the marsh melts the geese are arriving. Already in pairs. You can hear them honking during the day and at night. I haven't quite been able to find the words to describe the sound, the vibration, and how it makes me feel. It is on the tip of my tongue, but I can't turn it into an utterance just yet...but in some deep part of my heart I recognize that they speak for me and in doing so they somehow acknowledge and call forth the heartache that is there.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

turning the corner on winter ~

I feel it in my fingers. I feel it in my toes. Come on and let it show.

music brought to you by Wet Wet Wet, the lovely Scottish band.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

super-ordinariness ~

When we first experience true ordinariness, it is something very extraordinarily ordinary, so much so that we would say that mountains are not mountains any more or streams streams any more, because we see them as so ordinary, so precise, so "as they are." This extraordinariness derives from the experience of discovery. But eventually this super-ordinariness, this precision, becomes an everyday event, something we live with all the time, truly ordinary, and we are back where we started: the mountains are mountains and streams are streams. Then we can relax.

Chogyam Trungpa from Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism