Philosophy | Culture | Personal Growth

Dancing with the Gloriously Possible

“The average human lifespan is absurdly, terrifyingly, insultingly short. But that isn’t a reason for unremitting despair, or for living in an anxiety-fueled panic about making the most of your limited time. It’s a cause for relief. You get to give up on something that was always impossible—the quest to become the optimized, infinitely capable,…

Travel | Culture | Exploration | Poetry

By Where We Have Been

Dove that ventured outside, flying far from the dovecote: housed and protected again, one with the day, the night, knows what serenity is, for she has felt her wings pass through all distance and fear in the course of her wanderings. The doves that remained at home, never exposed to loss, innocent and secure, cannot…

Music | Nature | Philosophy | Seasons | Walking

Whispers in the Woods

Have you ever wandered lonely through the woods?And everything there feels just as it shouldYou’re part of the life thereYou’re part of something goodIf you’ve ever wandered lonely through the woods– Brandi Carlile, Phillip and John Hanseroth, Have You Ever It’s hunting season in New England, and bright orange is the color of choice for…

Art | Culture | Poetry | Stoicism

Have Your Day

Time drops in decay, Like a candle burnt out, And the mountains and woods Have their day, have their day; What one in the rout Of the fire-born moods Has fallen away?– WB Yeats, The Moods The Moods, as I understand it, are the messengers from God (God, in turn, is fire). Whatever your beliefs,…