Wednesday, December 30, 2020

As A New Year Approaches

 “Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” 

~ Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī ~

“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”

~ J.R.R. Tolkien ~

“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”

~ Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī ~

Wednesday, November 4, 2020


  "I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow. An air of stern, deep, and irredeemable gloom hung over and pervaded all."

~ Edgar Allan Poe ~

I believe the Universe offers humanity the opportunity for a path to unfathomable good or a path to unfathomable evil. During what I've witnessed in the many decades of my own existence, as well as what has been recorded throughout history even long before that, I can draw no other conclusion except that humanity has apparently continued to choose the path to unfathomable evil. This is apparent to me by the persistent cruel and brutal violence humanity repeatedly and hatefully inflicts upon the very planet we call home, all the living things inhabiting this earth with us and even against one another. And sadly I truly cannot say for certain I continue to have the strength to exist in such a world, where hope seems all but crushed and destroyed.