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Bees of the Invisible

Everywhere transience is plunging into the depths of Being… It is our task to imprint this temporary, perishable earth into ourselves so deeply, so painfully and passionately, that its essence can rise again, “invisibly,” inside us. We are the bees … Continue reading

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Heaven Below

1544. (Emily Dickinson) Who has not found the Heaven – below – Will fail of it above – For Angels rent the House next ours, Wherever we remove –

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Shakespeare on Life

“And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. I would not change it.” ― William Shakespeare, As You Like It (Happy birthday, old man)

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Why Kurt Vonnegut loved to buy envelopes

Oh, she says well, you’re not a poor man. You know, why don’t you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get … Continue reading

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Only connect…

…the graver sides of life, the deaths, the partings, the yearnings for love, have their deepest expressions in the heart of the fields. …It was the presence of sadness at all that surprised Margaret, and ended by giving her a … Continue reading

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One man’s Eternity

From my rotting body flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. – Edvard Munch

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This Unknown World

It’s about time that everyone who writes—especially genuine literary artists—admitted that “in this world you can’t figure things out.” . . . The crowd thinks it knows and understands everything; the stupider it is, the broader it imagines its outlook. … Continue reading

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