Baptism, or: Peace Pipe

Poetry Partners #115 'Sacred Wisdom' (gloss form- Black Elk), a poem by Joy A. Burki-Watson of 'Way down upon joy' And while I stood thereI saw more than I can tell,and I understood more than I saw;for I was seeing in a sacred manner -Black Elk (1863 – 1950) And while I stood therethe sun… Continue reading Baptism, or: Peace Pipe

Intuition is a spiritual faculty…

Compassion is more important than intellect in calling forth the love that the work of peace needs, and intuition can often be a far more powerful searchlight than cold reason.-Betty Williams (1943 – 2020) Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living… Continue reading Intuition is a spiritual faculty…

The direct messenger of the soul…

The only real valuable thing is intuition.-Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.-Alan Alda (b. 1936) Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.-Anne Wilson Schaef (1934 – 2020)… Continue reading The direct messenger of the soul…

Feeling nostalgic about the future…

True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.-Florence King (1936 – 2016) Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.-Doug Larson (1926 – 2017) Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.-Albert Camus (1913 – 1960) Nostalgia is a… Continue reading Feeling nostalgic about the future…

Always vote for principle…

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.-Emma Goldman (1869–1940) Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.-John Quincy Adams (1767 – 1848) The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take… Continue reading Always vote for principle…

The road which makes death a fulfillment…

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.-Wallace Stevens (1879 – 1955) Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's right to autonomy and personal fulfillment, women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what need is.-Gloria Marie Steinem… Continue reading The road which makes death a fulfillment…

Consenting to dream of the actual world…

An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.-Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry (1871 – 1945) An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.-Jorge Agustín Nicolás Ruiz de Santayana y Borrás, known in English as George Santayana (1863 – 1952) Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission… Continue reading Consenting to dream of the actual world…

The most seductive thing about art…

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.-Henry Ward Beecher (1813 – 1887) Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.-Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) Every artist writes his own autobiography.-Henry Havelock Ellis (1859 – 1939) An… Continue reading The most seductive thing about art…