Various lines from Don Henley’s song, “The Heart of the Matter”: What are these voices outside love’s open door Make us throw off our contentment And beg for something more? — — — These times are so uncertain There’s a yearning undefined And people filled with rage We all need a little tenderness How […]
Yesterday evening, I was reading this certain book by a particular author who was opening windows and doors for me to paths of insights into metaphysics, mysticism, the mystery of God, etc., when all of a sudden, in one paragraph, red flags and klaxon sirens went off in warning. My stomach knotted up, my pulse […]
I pulled into an isolated parking spot overlooking the lake. I had been given the precious gift of a couple dozens of minutes of solitude—the absence of the need to be somewhere or by someone. I chose to be quiet and pray and reflect. It was warm enough to roll down the car window to […]
The world consists of imaginary people, claiming imaginary virtues and suffering from imaginary happiness. (Vernon Howard [via]) Imaginary people—yes; Imaginary virtues—yes!! Imaginary happiness—more or less, until it no longer satisfies. But is the loneliness, pain, and sorrow imaginary too? Maybe that’s why we imagine?