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Sunday, March 29, 2009
RAISING SAND, Alison Krauss
and Robert Plant's collabrative album/cd,
is, to me, a series of
variations spiritually derived from the LED ZEPPELIN
song "Stairway to Heaven".
Love that subdued, bittersweet, down home rollikin' sound.
T Bone Burnett.
no techniques," mega-director John Huston
said of Marilyn Monroe. "It was all the
-- from Gloria Steinem's book MARILYN: NORMA
herself, Marilyn said, "I am not interested
in money. I just want to be wonderful."
Monday, March 23, 2009
The creative impulse is suppressed when the mind
distracted by extraneous amusements,
by someone else .
To live calmly
in the midst of
I do believe we can
more & more
turn it all
Stillness is the key,
under its spell
as you can,
that is where
into deeper forms
I dunno, talking
to yourself can be some kind
of a cure, I guess.
Ambiguity is my style.
Androgony is my life.
Caine in the movie IS
ANYBODY THERE? is quite
wonderful as an aged
magician nearing the end of
his journey, slipping not
altogether gracefully into
realms of dementia,
decidedly in need of the
assisted living community to
which he is assigned by
conditions beyond his
control. There, he acquires,
reluctantly at first, an
incidental apprentice in the
person of the young son of
the couple who run the
facility. My favorite moment
is when one of the
client/residents, a billuous
lady who floats through the
movie in kind of a beautific
trance, responds to one of
the tricks the
boy demonstrates with a
beaming expression of
amazement as she says,
Our daily need
is to set up for ourselves a series of small, quickly achievable
successes, thereby creating confidence for meeting life's larger
"This day is holy to the Lord your God;
do not mourn or weep."
not enhance stability.
Absence as a Window
Take a deep breath
and blow it all out!
You need not be
of your own
simplicity. Fear not. Be Loved.
Saturday, March 9, 2009
of global despair
up from .
by God's grace
Excerpt from a review (check it
out on line at Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Wmter 2007):
Down under the sea perhaps there are
wise fish, wary of the wiggly worm dangling from a hook,
greatly outnumbered, I'm sure, by masses of more
gullible ones who devoutly and completely believe that
the bait is paradise itself come true.
poetry invites us to the edge, to that risky precipice where words
succeed in their failure; to that frighten ing fulcrum where the world
teeters. back and forth, between abyss and icon; and to the dark comers
of a brokenhearted world where there are holes cut out for the grace to
- JAMES K. A. SMITH
||God's Silence, by Franz
Knopf, 160 pages, $25.
No time to review
is ending and
all at once.
Only time to
hold on to
whatever you can
and let the rest
Elaine Knapp. who blessed this effort in
2006 with a remembrance in her will. Thank:
you again. Elaine!
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'till next time. Others have expressed appreciation for the variety
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