Love unexpected Conversation and coffee A shared life begins In just over a month, a beautiful woman and a handsome man are getting married. There’s nothing new in their story of two people meeting, falling in love, and deciding to spend their lives together. Their first date was coffee and conversation for three hours — and… Continue reading Coffee Encounter
In learned, modern hands Sacred texts, myths are transformed Thank a classicist Yesterday, I cited the excellent writer J.R.R.Tolkien and the line that has accompanied me ever since I first encountered it in his Lord of the Rings stories: “All that is gold does not glitter/Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R.Tolkien was… Continue reading Classical Gifts
Near the end I laugh Because there is so much more Than I ever dreamed Yesterday, I finished the reading the remarkable You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. Her pithy, straight-talking, hard-won wisdom had me laughing out loud, disturbing sedate guests paging through their magazines at the hotel fire pit. Sincero’s words zoom right… Continue reading Finishing the Story to Begin a New One
I’ve been here before Green rolling hills, bright rivers I return to peace The picture above is not from the Finger Lakes region of New York state. However, the lush green, exuberant growth, remind me of endless hills, sparkling streams interrupted by fly fishermen and kayaks. Exhilarated flowers, sweet air, hints of lush elemental… Continue reading Finger Lakes
Scarlet begonias She asked her beloved one Knowing he’d bring them.
“Only Love is real!” he said, shoveling in another mouthful of apple pie. It was holiday dinner at my solid cherry dining room table. Toddlers wereboosted high in their seats, staring wide-eyed and juice-stained at the man called Grandpa who’d been going on for twenty minutes about past lives and reincarnation. Adults spooned vanilla ice… Continue reading Only Love Is Real