Category Archives: spirit

Peace

I find peace in wrapped hands and sweat in my eyes, in the knowing grimmace and bent back, hands on thighs, of my neighbor, for a split second of eye contact, a too hot room, leather bags popping mix tape … Continue reading

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What’s Past is Prologue¬†

“What’s past is prologue” is an old phrase now in vogue. Overused, and often truncated, it has moved from the venerable Shakespearean reflection on a man’s perceived destiny into the realm of vernacular I deem too commonly used to be … Continue reading

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Physical

I sat looking at me.  My beard has grown a little, but not enough to disguise the straight and square jawline. A short cropped top beaded, sweat glistened at the tips of grey and bronze.  Around my moustache and chin, … Continue reading

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Complicity

Complicity. The word rings uncomfortably.  A vice of inaction for those able to act. An abdication of a duty, a dereliction of all that is inherent in a position of ability. It isn’t an action, but creates collateral actions and … Continue reading

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More

More days just like today. More friends like the handful I keep close, and the score I keep a bit farther out. More time to spend in these pursuits that have earned my time. More returns, deserved or not. More … Continue reading

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Passing through

Unexpected mist and a mercury drop under a blue carpet and bold beams of sun, she swept through me. Tired muscles and exhausted posture did not intercept the invasion, barely registering the trespass. The messages and comments of friends buzzed … Continue reading

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Improvement: Action

Opportunities are surfacing, though sometimes it feels like swimming against the rotation of the vortex.  Staying in stride, even with unplanned upheavals and predictable nuisances.

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Easy

Facing uncertainty is simple, like pulling sutures out of my own beating chest by hand. Easy as stiching two mountains together with spider thread as the wind begins to pick up. Routine as taking a pulse during an earthquake. Just … Continue reading

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Re-reading

Diarists, journalers, memoirists,  What do you feel, learn, and change in your present mind when you re-read your thoughts from the past?  If you are like me, you: cringe a little cringe a lot reminisce feel wiser now feel you … Continue reading

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A full bucket

It is hard, or perhaps difficult (maybe both), to remember times when the sun shone so brightly as it has recently, while shadows are cast so broadly and deeply.  The narrative of the moment is not one of natural balance … Continue reading

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