Monthly Archives: May 2013

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Handwritten Manuscript for the First Page of Gatsby

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“Prayer to Persephone” — Edna St. Vincent Millay

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The Mystery of Animals

“This is my favorite photo in the world – me and Linus, born to a dairy cow and ordered to be killed when the farmer saw he was a male (and thus useless in the dairy industry). A compassionate individual … Continue reading

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On Zen Meditation

If you want to cease your confusion, you must cease your involvement in good and bad. From “Zazen Yojinki: Notes on What To Be Aware of in Zazen” by Keizan Jokin (from The Art of Just Sitting, Wisdom Publications, 2004)

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water/waves

Water and waves are not separate; motion and stillness are not different. — From “Zazen Yojinki: Notes on What To Be Aware of in Zazen” by Keizan Jokin (from The Art of Just Sitting, Wisdom Publications, 2004) Photo Credit: Lucy … Continue reading

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To Know the Dark

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light. To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight, and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings, and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings. … Continue reading

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En Bateau (detail) Caspar David Friedrich, 1814

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