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on Sep 12, 2018 in: Writing

The slow arc of your life, sustained by a continual return to the lifegiving moment, which holds you in your course and shows you the breadth and depth and height of time. I call it a return, but isn’t it … Continue reading →...


on Sep 5, 2018

Recollection’s love, an author has said, is the only happy love. He is right, of course, as long as one remembers that it first makes a person unhappy. Repetition’s love is in truth the only happy love. Like recollection’s love, … Continu...

Still here now always

on Sep 3, 2018 in: Writing

What was the ‘planetary’ time, the time of the day you tried to understand when you first came out to the countryside, when you started this journal? Didn’t you see it in the indifferent sea, the fields, the slow drifts … Continue reading...


on Aug 30, 2018 in: Writing

‘A person cannot live without a steady faith in something indestructible within him.’ Das Unzerstörbare… Isn’t that what you felt, that day in the chapel? An overwhelming power, gathering you up, making everything you are both meaningless an...

Sudden in a shaft of sunlight Even while the dust moves There rises the hidden laughter Of children in the foliage Quick now, here, now, always— Ridiculous the waste sad time Stretching before and after. — T.S. Eliot Only through … Continue...

Held in being

on Aug 30, 2018

We are held in being, and no matter how tenuous the thread attaching us to presence – for example in fainting or dreamless sleep – we are never, as long as we are, released into pure nothingness. — Michel Haar...

Monotonous moments

on Aug 25, 2018

Existence is never neutral. No moment is insignificant or lacking in tonality. Each one can shine with a singular light, vibrate intensely, and suddenly can seem to unveil the ultimate depth of things. Leaden grey is, after all, a colour … Cont...