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Honda Pavarotti


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Common as Mud


When I think of work, I always think of this poem by Marge Piercy, and its intimations of submerging ourselves in the tasks, of getting down in the mud, of grounding. This is not typically the vision we are given of a spiritual path, all sweetness and light. However, it is consistent with the Eastern view of the lotus flower, grounded in the muck, but emerging sweetly and purely above the surface of the water. Continue reading

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Superheroes


Stan Lee said: “[I decided to create] the kind of characters I could personally relate to. They’d be flesh and blood … they’d be fallible and feisty, and — most important of all — inside their colorful, costumed booties they’d still have feet of clay.” Continue reading

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The Growing Dark


The moon was new at 3:42 am here, adding to the darkness of these days that shorten with the approach to the Solstice, just over a week away. A yoga friend posts bravely to Facebook, imagining the possibility of her … Continue reading

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February ground by Marge Piercy | The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor


Here is my vote for today’s quote, which finds the transcendent in the everyday. Everything revealed is magical, splendid in its ordinary shining. via February ground by Marge Piercy | The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. It’s worth reading the … Continue reading

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Emotional Chaos Remembered in Tranquility


Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. James Thurber, via The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor. for December 8, 2011 This morning in an Anusara-Inspired class, a teacher shared a fortune, from a cookie, that aptly described what she learned in … Continue reading

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