Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bambu's B-day and a poem.

Bambu! 8 primaveras hoy.  Long May You Run!

 Love this poem by Mary Oliver --

Where Does the Temple Begin, Where Does It End?
By Mary Oliver

There are things you can’t reach. But
you can reach out to them, and all day long.

The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.

And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier.

The snake slides away; the fish jumps, like a little lily,
out of the water and back in; the goldfinches sing
from the unreachable top of the tree.

I look; morning to night I am never done with looking.

Looking I mean not just standing around, but standing around
as though with your arms open.

And thinking: maybe something will come, some
shining coil of wind,
or a few leaves from any old tree–
they are all in this too.

And now I will tell you the truth.
Everything in the world

At least, closer.

And, cordially.

Like the nibbling, tinsel-eyed fish; the unlooping snake.
Like goldfinches, little dolls of goldfluttering around the corner of the sky

of God, the blue air.

Sunday, March 31, 2013


Become one with the knot,
'till it dissolves away.
Sweep the garden.
Any size.

--Buddhist Teacher to Gary Snyder

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Basic Tools

I must admit, I have never made it past Week 3 in Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way." 

I do find The Artist's Way's "Basic Tools," however, invaluable.  Life-changing, even. 

Check them out:

The Artist's Date

The Morning Pages

My weekly Artist Date took place last night.  Went to see the AFRO-CUBAN ALL STARS.

Oh, and in reference to the Morning Pages, here is a quote from Rumi that seems apt:

See how the hand is invisible while the pen is writing;
the horse careening, yet the rider unseen;
the arrow flying, but the bow out of sight;
individual souls existing,
while the Soul of souls is hidden

                                    RUMI, MATHNAWI, II, 1303-304


Monday, June 18, 2012


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Monday, June 27, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Inspiration on Wheels

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."  -Wayne Dyer

Listening to Wayne Dyer on CD in the car has changed the way I look at driving.  I usually hate driving (unless I'm on a road trip), but now I look forward to getting in the car and hearing little nuggets of inspiration and brain training from Dr. Wayne.  This is the 6 CD box set I'm listening to.  Highly recommended!

Need your own copy for the car?  Buy it here.