get protein from my broccoli
to get to the other side
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our strength grows out of our weakness.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Spring flowers
garden flowers
Humble + Brave
Alliums, young at heart
the simple hearth
Tulip gradient
on process
Rubik’s Cube
oh lord
the best of it was love
“It had been reported that Tanuki fell from the sky using his scrotum as a parachute.”

-Tom Robbins
I am the flame the flame is me
god taught me
“This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress.”

~ Walter Benjamin
”We may conceive of the name as that of a godhead whose symbolic task is the uniting of godly and devilish elements.”

~Hermann Hesse
“The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world. The bird flies to God. That God’s name is Abraxas.”

~Hermann Hesse
And after that? What are you going to do with all this wisdom?”
“If I ever acquire wisdom I suppose I shall be wise enough to know what to do with it”
“According to Q-Jo, the whole tarot deck, or at least the twenty-two trump cards of the Major Arcana, may be read as the Fool’s journey. ‘On one important level,’ she explained, ‘the major cards are chapters in the story of a quest. I’m talking the universal human quest for understanding and divine reunion. And it doesn’t matter whether the quest starts with the Fool or ends with him, because it’s a loop anyhow, a cycle endlessly repeated. When the naïve young fool finally tumbles over the precipice, he falls into the world of experience. Now his journey has really begun. Along the way, he’ll meet all the teachers and tempters – the tempters are teachers, too – and challenging situations that a person is likely to meet in the take of his or her growing. The Fool is potentially everybody, but not everybody has the wisdom of guts to play the Fool. A lot of folks don’t know what’s in the bag they’re carrying. And they’re all too willing to trade it for cash. Inside the bag, they have every tool they need to facilitate their life’s journey, but they won’t even open it up and glance inside. Subconsciously, the goal of all of us out-of-control primates is essentially the same, but let me assure you this: the only ones who’ll ever reach that goal are the ones who have the courage to make fools of themselves along the way.” – (Tom Robbins – “Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas”
“Fire worship was by no means the most foolish thing ever invented,” he murmured to himself at one point. Otherwise neither of us said a word.”