The heartbeat of magma, pulsing within the earth, rises with its seemingly immortal heat spurting out of erupting volcanoes to reach the surface. Dwelling in chambers, this complex mixture of molten rock migrates carrying crystals and secrets of the underworld. Yearning to be transformed on the tongues of us mortals into lava, it flows. Lava … More Magma
The harsh clamoring of your voice began to drown out love. Overwhelming my senses, leading me into the darkness, my mind followed the discordant cocktail of sounds formulating your voice into the depth of the dark wood that is your being. Hoping I would get lost, you drew me in like quicksand until it filled … More Cacophony – Your voice
“The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.” ~Lee Iacocca/Jean Baptiste Lacordaire Photographer: David Stillings
La Beata Ludovica Albertoni Gian Lorenzo Bernini 1671-1674 Altieri Chapel (Cappella Paluzzi Albertoni) Church of San Francesco a Ripa Mad Girl’s Love Song “I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my lids and all is born again. (I think I made you up inside my head.) The stars go waltzing … More Mad Girl’s Love Song
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ecstasy of St. Teresa, 1645-52 (Cornaro Chapel, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome) “Beside me, on the left, appeared an angel in bodily form…. He was not tall but short, and very beautiful; and his face was so aflame that he appeared to be one of the highest rank of angels, who seem … More Vision of Saint Teresa; Love, Lust & Ecstasy
Because the moon spins on its own axis in the identical time it takes to orbit the earth, its lighted “nearside” is always turned earthward, just as its perpetually dark “far side” is always turned away. “Everyone is a moon,” wrote Mark Twain “and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
Q: Who is Kali? A: “Kālī, also known as Kālikā, is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, or shakti. The name of Kali means black one and force of time; she is therefore called the Goddess of Time, Change, Power, Creation, Preservation, and Destruction. Her earliest appearance is that of a destroyer principally of evil … More Hindu Goddess Kali
He was less concerned with verbs, adjectives, and expletives. Except for “yes” and “no”–which, by the way, he used for the first time quite late–he used only nouns, and essentially only nouns for concrete objects, plants, animals, human beings–and only then if the objects, plants, animals, or human beings would subdue him with a sudden … More Is Language Inadequate to Describe the Wonders of the World?
Once upon a time, on a beautiful sunny morning, a simple but enlightened being was passing through a village in an ancient India. Suddenly, a discourteous young man approached and began insulting him. “You have no right to teach others,” he shouted. “You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake.” … More [Part Three] Anger & Love – A Story: Not Accepting The Gift Of Anger From Others
“The cherry blossom holds much symbolism within Japan. According to the Buddhist tradition, the breathtaking but brief beauty of the blossoms symbolizes the transient nature of life.” “The traditional Japanese values of purity and simplicity are thought to be reflected in the form and color of the blossoms.” (Osamu, 1983)