Daily Archives: December 23, 2010

My Life is through Dying

My religion is to live through Love: a life created from my own small mind and self would be a disgrace. The blade of Love cuts away what covers the lover’s soul; Love’s sword severs sins. When the bodily grime … Continue reading

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In the bleak midwinter…

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For the love of food

If Julia Roberts can eat her way to enlightenment, I’ll match that experience easily. This post is a tribute to Gian Carlo, the owner of the Italian grocery store (alimentari) around the corner from my house. Gian Carlo is a … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol

Time for another Christmas Carol: “Maria durch ein Dornwald ging”This one is from Thüringen and the the year is 1600. The painting is German, from the late 1400 Maria durch ein’ Dornwald ging. Kyrieleison ! Maria durch ein’ Dornwald ging, … Continue reading

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The desire to merge

The desire to merge is based on an instinct. It is a deep knowing in all of us that ultimately all is the One. There is no division, no separation, no other. When we come to this earth, the experience … Continue reading

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