The Moon Is Hanging Upside Down

And everything under the sun is in tune but the sun is eclipsed by the moon… Pink Floyd The quote above gives the impression that the moon by way of a solar eclipse can become a bit of a trickster when it comes to situations here on earth. Add to that is the ability to […]

Where the Earth and Sky Meet

Relax and empty your mind of all concepts and temporal concerns. You are here to observe without prejudice… mindful of the environment you know nothing of. You don’t know what the sun or moon is or any other phenomenon by name or definition. The universe is there for you to ingest without any conceptualization. Let […]

01/20/17… The Day The Music Died

And as I watched him on the stage, my hands were clenched in fisted rage No angel born in hell could break that Satan’s spell. So bye bye Miss American Pie -Don Mclean As rabid dogs and swine are digging a new swamp on hallowed ground While the goats feed on every word of twitter’s […]

The Blowing Rock and The Red Moon

  “Our life today is not conclusion; a sequel stands beyond where we will walk hand in hand. It is as invisible as music but positive as sound.” – Emily Dickenson The cold morning air nips at my hands on this autumn day as I arrive at the Blowing Rock and stand at the edge […]

Onward To the Palace of Wisdom- Solitude

‘Solitude is not found so much by looking outside the boundaries of your dwelling but by staying within. Solitude is a deepening of the present and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.’ -Thomas Merton In his solitude, looking out toward the hemisphere our pilgrim could see the constellation […]

Living Life on River Time

Many summers ago I was sitting on the levee watching the Mississippi, that venerable old man of rivers, as sacred as the Ganges and the Nile, proud and steady with a thousand tales screaming silently to be told. Though I had seen the river hundreds of times, it was during this one particular visit that […]

Winter’s Morning Sky

The darkest stretch of night is just before the dawn. So one cannot help but be enthralled by the silent majesty in a cold dark winter’s morning; Brother Moon sits overhead in a pool of stars with Venus, the Virgo queen, in her disguise as the morning star, hovering close behind just as the eastern horizon gives […]

Blessed Be (Run-On)

“I was seeing in a sacred manner”        -Black Elk One day with an attitude of indifference I decided to go for a walk as an ominous and hauntingly beautiful sky was turning a deeper shade of purple through the autumnal trees brushed by a northerly wind as leaves danced in mid-air; the […]

Sea Change (OM)

“In the end we’re asked to acknowledge the mystery and embrace as our own exactly what life offers. This is divinity suffering redemptive in and through us.”                                 –Thomas Moore     Browsing the night sky while sailing the Southern […]