Nature


Curiosity of the Forgotten

O, the splashing, spraying and spitting Of white foam on jagged rocks. O, the cracking, crunching and crumbling Of ocean waves in a rhythmic ebb-n-flow: Transcendent deep blue slurps The imminent sand in retreat And then lunges towards me Thirsty with curiosity Like a playful kitten.   Sitting. Breathing. Watching. Listening On the veranda of a Mexican beach house, While …Continue reading →

“Ode” by William Wordsworth

This is one of my favorite stanzas (V) from Wordsworth’s romanticized poem, better known as “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.” This poetic paragraph takes for granted a biblical (or Platonic) pre-existence, which mourns the loss of a child’s vision of an ideal world fading away “into the light of common day,” in what feels like a …Continue reading →

Sweetness

Like grape branches that must be lifted up and placed along a cross-like trellis to produce fruit, allow your thoughts and feelings to be lifted up to the Cross of Calvary, so the Gardner can help you cultivate virtuous fruit. If you let Him, He will even lift up your heavy, anxious branches and wrap them around Himself, the Cross, …Continue reading →

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