Monthly Archives: July 2016

The limit of our being…

“Earth’s crammed with heaven and every common bush afire with God,” these words of Elizabeth Browning are painted above the archway of the room where we eat, overlooking the flower strewn yard where I now sit in my wheelchair next … Continue reading

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Why would we do such a thing?

In the early spring as we scattered and raked Bodhi’s ashes into the soil surrounding the Buddha where hostas and hydrangeas promised to grow in the “soul garden” Sheila had created twenty years before, beneath the hemlocks that survived the … Continue reading

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Coils of the serpent of despair

When ill, we are often caught in a continually winding spiral of suffering, or samsara in Sanskrit which means circling. I am reminded of the magic circles or repetitive tasks from childhood tales in which the victim, as a result … Continue reading

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