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Reconnecting with your senses with Anais Nin

"Here in Mexico they see only the present. This communion of eyes and smiles is elating. (1947) ... four years later... To me Acapulco is the detoxicating cure for all the evils of the city: ambition, vanity, quest for success in money, the continuous contagious presence of power-driven, obsessed individuals who want to become known, to be in the limelight, noticed, as if life among millions gave you a desperate illness, a need of rising above the crowd, being noticed, existing individually, singled out from a mass of ants and sheep… Here, all this is nonsense. You exist by your smile and your presence. You exist for your joys and your relaxations. You exist in nature. You are part of the...

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KINDNESS ... a way of living

KINDNESS by Naomi Shihab Nye Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between the regions of kindness. How you ride and ride thinking the bus will never stop, the passengers eating maize and chicken will stare out the window forever. Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness, you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho lies dead by the side of the road. You must see how this could be you, how he too was...

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These Days

A song of gentle beauty..... I've been out walking I don't do too much talking these days  These days These days I seem to think a lot

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The Trees are Down

The Trees are Down By Charlotte Mew   —and he cried with a loud voice: Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees—(Revelation)

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