Swallows

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” —J.M. Barrie   When the swallow sings A wonderful thing Spring chance Graceful tapered wings Aerial flight, feathered king Sky dance A wonderful thing When the swallow sings Romance *   * … More Swallows

Ice Storm

All night, owls hid and wolves trembled while the wind howled and hurled its icy breath over the world until the pale sun cast its cold still light over white laced hills, and the day shimmered, brighter than in summer.   *   *   * “Ice Storm” (Reprinted from Dreams of a Wingless Child, … More Ice Storm

Happy New Year!

New Year 2019 Countdown! “Little do we realize that the count down to a new year begins right at the moment a new year begins. January 1 is just another day. Work hard, play hard and have fun. A new day is always a count down to A NEW YEAR.” — Danish Damodaran *   … More Happy New Year!

Promise

“Frost grows on the window glass, forming whorl patterns of lovely translucent geometry. Breathe on the glass, and you give frost more ammunition. Now it can build castles and cities and whole ice continents with your breath’s vapor. In a few blinks you can almost see the winter fairies moving in.” — Vera Nazarian   … More Promise

Fantasia

“The nutcracker sits under the holiday tree, a guardian of childhood stories. Feed him walnuts and he will crack open a tale…” — Vera Nazarian   Store windows decorated for the holidays are annual highlights of New York City’s retailers. Saks Fifth Avenue chose this year to bring the Grimm Brothers’ tale of Snow White … More Fantasia

That Is Enough

Just to look─ to look at the sea, to follow its comings and goings, is to see beyond memory, beyond life, before and after the beginning of death.   Just to think─ to think about the sea, to ponder its waves, is to find there is more, more than souls can account for, than every … More That Is Enough

Already Perfect

“We “go to wilderness to remove ourselves from the human saturation in our lives, not see mementos from other people’s lives.”  — Robyn Martin   Cairns, or carefully stacked stones, have been around for centuries, a practice with a purpose ranging from remembrance of the dead to spiritual offering to trail heads. Yet today’s modern day … More Already Perfect