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When There Is Impulse and Time

What gentle echoes,half heard soundsthere are around here..You place yourself insuch relation you heareverything that’s said. Take it or leave it.Return it to a particularcondition. Thinkslowly. Seethe things around you, taking place..I began wanting a senseof melody, e.g., followingthe tune, became somehowan image, then several,and I was watching those thingsbecoming in front of me..The you…

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Our Present Sphere

“All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed. Let us confine ourselves to that till the lesson be learned; let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural. I never see any of these things but I…

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Living Life Between Two Melvill(e)s

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.” — Herman Melville, Moby-Dick “Ye cannot live for yourselves; a thousand fibres connect you with your fellow-men, and along those fibres, as along sympathetic threads, run your actions as causes, and…

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Seeking vs. Seeing

“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” — André Gide There are a lot of earnest, hardworking people in the world, seeking a better future for themselves and others. And there are a smaller, though seemingly just as many, buzzing cluster of charlatans and false prophets telling all who will…

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Love and Limes

In the empire of the sensesYou’re the queen of all you surveyAll the cities all the nationEverything that falls your wayThere is a deeper world than thisThat you don’t understandThere is a deeper world that thisTugging at your handEvery ripple on the oceanEvery leaf on every treeEvery sand dune in the desertEvery power we never…

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One Drop

Does a drop stay still in the ocean? Move with the entirety and with the tiniest particular. Be the moisture in an oyster that helps to form one pearl.— Rumi We are all drops in the infinite ocean, part of the whole yet trying to make a splash. Why do we focus so much on…