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“So Will I (100 Billion X)” Lyric and Commentary

Hillsong United has come out with a relatively new song (2017), entitled “So Will I (100 Billion X).” Its songwriters are Joel Houston, Benjamin Hastings, and Michael Fatkin. I am personally a big fan of the song, particularly its melody and lyric. Click here to listen to it for yourself on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLURTvUQoTM VERSE 1 God of creation there at the …Continue reading →

Quantum Particles of Irresistible Grace

O detached string of causal necessity give form back its feeling by the imprint of Light’s touch. Your quantum particles of irresistible grace fill vibrating vessels of visible vicissitudes. Are you for real? Or just a figment of my imagination? Or part of my collective unconscious, if there is such a thing? How can I prove Your existence? Solipsists say …Continue reading →

The space between your lips–

HOW I FELT about you, Sari, after we kissed for the first time:   The space between your lips— The foam of a Norwegian waterfall on my face.   The space between your lips— An eternity of curiosity and pleasure.   The space between your lips— A thesaurus of naked truth.   The space between your lips— The Tigris and …Continue reading →

Pure Bliss

Barefoot I walk in a dew-filled meadow. The sky flashes with your love. A crayon pack of shooting stars Trail ribbons of fire in their wake. Your arms reach across the horizon Bridging the lacuna between heaven and earth. A wondrous cause-n-effect ensues: Lilies caress lilacs and lilacs caress lavender Nudging the great oak awake.   I doze into a …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 →

San Clemente Street Art

Nietzsche once said that life would be meaningless without music. Actually, he said, “Without music, life would be a mistake” (Twilight of the Idols). I would have to agree. But I would also add that life without art would be absurd. Art is the soul articulating itself in living color! Preparing for this blog entry took me off the beaten …Continue reading →

Mosaic Art by Sirio Tonelli

“The Holy Theophany (Epiphany) of Our Lord,” in the Greek Orthodox Tradition. Photo taken by Emmanuel Petkas. “The Sea” in the “The Holy Theophany (Epiphany) of Our Lord,” in the Greek Orthodox Tradition. Photo taken by Emmanuel Petkas. I don’t how I came across this picture, but, when I first saw it, I fell in love with it. Everytime I …Continue reading →

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