Sunday, June 22, 2014

Rhinestone Eyes

"When the paralytic dreams that we all seem to keep
Drive on engines 'til they weep
With future pixels in factories far away

So call the mainland from the beach
All parties now washed up in bleach
The waves are rising for this time of year
And nobody knows what to do with the heat
Under sunshine pylons we'll meet
While rain is falling like rhinestones from the sky

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Sunset Itself

"And the sunset itself on such waves of ether
That I just can't comprehend
Whether it is the end of the day, the end of the world,
Or the mystery of mysteries in me again.” 
Anna Akhmatova

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Watching Television and Missing the Show

"Why are we reading, if not in hope of beauty laid bare, life heightened and its deepest mystery probed? Why are we reading if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will illuminate and inspire us with wisdom, courage, and the possibility of meaningfulness, and will press upon our minds the deepest mysteries, so that we may feel again their majesty and power? What do we ever know that is higher than that power which, from time to time, seizes our lives, and reveals us startlingly to ourselves as creatures set down here bewildered? Why does death so catch us by surprise, and why love? We still and always want waking. We should amass half dressed in long lines like tribesmen and shake gourds at each other, to wake up; instead we watch television and miss the show."
 - Annie Dillard

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Wheel and The Quilt

(copyright) AAvary Mandala
"The Wheel is turning and you can't slow down. You can't let go and you can't hold on. You can't go back and you can't stand still. If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will" "But the spirit she moves me. In fact she pushes me along It's a patchwork quilt of a life can't stop the river Just let it roll." "Won't you try just a little bit harder? Couldn't you try just a little bit more? Won't you try just a little bit harder? Couldn't you try just a little bit more?" "A patchwork quilt of a life, memories embroidered on your soul" "nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile..."