Musing: Waiting

Paolo Belcastro in his newsletter Morfternight posted recently about waiting, asking “How much of our life do we spend waiting for something?” This is his

Like Birdsong in a Time of War

I love this poem, written by Serhiy Zhadan, a prominent Ukranian poet, novelist, and founder of the ska-punk band Zhadan and the Dogs. There’s groundlessness,

Day 28 / Write 28 Days: Noticing

Groundless I’m breathing, noticing inbreath, outbreath; I’m reciting the numbers, their regular progression from one to eight, then one to eight again; I’m imagining moon-swayed

Day 17 / Write 28 Days: Noticing

From Nowhere You glance and see nothing: twigs, limbs, a havoc of tumble and risk, spindle and skewer, and then light shifts, leaves twitch, something

Day 13 / Write 28 Days: Noticing

As I mentioned on Day 6, I’m again taking Sharon Salzberg’s Real Happiness Challenge, a 28-day series of brief teachings and guided meditations. This week, the meditations

Day 8 / Write 28 Days: Noticing

Recovering What’s Lost I wake up, another day, already mourning the absence of night, a missing immortality that lingers in memory like a restless ghost.

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