Category Laughter

Neither a Laugh Nor a Tear

Neither a Laugh Nor a Tear ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Today, I decided to remove my face, to discover what I would find beneath. It looked a bit like red, stringy lace. Much like we will all one day bequeath. Wait, that says you’re the […]

Echoes

Echoes ~~~~~   Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Out in peaceful nature, where I love to be. Now, I hear soft voices, direction a mystery. Are there other hikers in the nearby forest, or echoes of other people from long ago? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is […]

Live In

Live In ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~  ‘Tis a gift to be simple and uncomplicated, no bartered existence to prove we’re alive. Sit silently, existence within contemplated, no more true separation than bee and hive. Appearances deceive, all grand illusion. Alone,  same centers, edges and middles. […]

No Secrets

No Secrets ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ As I walk among the redwood trees, a funny sound I hear, a banana slug oozing oh so slowly across my trail. Birds sing, raven’s gossip, no secrets. Breath deeply, the freshening wind. Watch leaves dance, as breezes sing. […]

If I Knew How

If I Knew How ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ I am a weirdo, from bottom to top. Don’t ask me, I’m sure I won’t stop. It’s simply the way I was born to be, not crazy or stupid, completely me. Eccentric is the word you might […]

Whether Near or Far

Whether Near or Far ~~~~~   It is time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth. ~~~~~ We all know that families can be difficult, complex, especially those to which we’re related, share blood. Where buttons pushed often yield answers by reflex, usually, without thought about what might be good. […]

Ichi-go Ichi-e

Ichi-go Ichi-e ~~~~~ It is time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth. ~~~~~ Deep shining sun, sea arrayed earth, cold mantle, warm life. Within mountains, hidden depths. boiling fecundity. Earth sky schism, union of all, apart without separation. No center, no edge, universes dance, spin, alone yet unified. Self-contained, […]