“What does your sorrow do while you are sleeping? It is awaken and waiting. And, when it loses patience, it wakes you up.” Ivo Andrić, a Bosnian writer, awarded with the Nobel Prize… Read More
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~Ben Williams
“Those who do not understand the nature of sin and virtue are attached to duality; they wander around deluded.” Sri Guru Granth Sahib
“All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses, And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.” Walt Whitman
“One doesn’t become an artist overnight. First you have to be crushed, to have your conflicting points of view annihilated. You have to be wiped out as a human being in order to… Read More
I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.
We are as forlorn as children lost in the woods. When you stand in front of me and look at me, what do you know of the griefs that are in me and what do I know of yours. And if I were to cast myself down before you and weep and tell you, what more would you know about me than you know about Hell when someone tells you it is hot and dreadful? For that reason alone we human beings ought to stand before one another as reverently, as reflectively, as lovingly, as we would before the entrance to Hell.
Karl Franz Kafka, letter to Oskar Pollak, November 8, 1903.
(This picture of me walking in the woods was taken by my sister in early February 2012. The next day we woke up it started snowing all day long. It didn’t stop for two whole weeks. The elders say they had not seen so much snow in decades. It was indeed one cold February.)