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“And that is just the point... how the world, moist and beautiful, calls to each of us to make a new and serious response. That's the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. 'Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?" ―Mary Oliver

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  • Edward Steichen, "Eva,"

    Below the Surface

    There are moments where I don’t know what to do with myself. I feel like a complete stranger. All the things I normally feel compelled to do: check my emails, surf the…

  • William Segal - scan from, "A Voice at The Borders of Silence," p. 235

    At This Moment, by William Segal

    When we turn to anything other than God we miss the mark. Even when we turn to God as an image or concept or idea, we miss the mark This is what…

  • John Cage

    If You’re Lucky

    “Something my father remembered the composer John Cage saying to him during the 1950’s often came to his mind: ”When you start working, everybody is in your studio – the past, your…

  • Tsuchiya Koitsu, Suijin woods in the snow along the Sumida River, Tokyo

    Christmas Sparrow, by Billy Collins

    Every year, my wife and I send out Christmas cards along with a story or a poem tucked carefully inside to our close friends and family. We chose this amazing poem by Billy Collins this year and I wish to share it with all of you.

  • Ruth Bernhard, Within, 1969

    First Steps

    We always have some sensation of our body; otherwise our postures could not be maintained, our movements would be made haphazardly, or not at all. […]

  • Harriet Hoctor as human question mark, 1920’s

    Two Worlds

    Walking down Cecil Street on my way to work this morning, my mind is scattered like old newspapers in the November wind. […]

  • Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral

    As Above, So Below

    I am sitting in the whisper of a vaulted cathedral. The noise of my own mind is all that there appears to be. Once in a while, tourist’s footsteps can be heard…

  • Charles Pratt, 1965 - Roxbury, Conn. (Leaves)

    Be Kind Towards Oneself

    I think it is the human situation to be prone to distraction or to be self-deprecating when things are not what we expect. It is how we are.

  • Night Rain, NYC

    When It Rains

    “At one meeting a man who had just started coming to meetings said, “Mr. Gurdjieff, what are you trying to do?” “What I try do?” Mr. Gurdjieff- replied, “I try show people…

  • If You Want To Write

    Know that you have talent, are original and have something important to say. Know that it is good to work. Work with love and think of liking it when you do. It…