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Watching the Light

Sunrise today: 8.38am. Sunset today: 4.39pm. 8 hours of sunlight. 1 hour and 35 minutes longer than the shortest day. ~~~ Driving home at twenty past five and for the first time the…

Whatever We Do

Whatever we do, we should never think it is irrelevant; whatever we do, we should not conclude it is so important either. Between those two poles find your balance; between those two regions…

Behind the Glass

I have been in the house all week. The combination of a dislocated shoulder and days of snow and ice have kept me on the inside, looking out, behind the glass. For once…

Fragment by Fragment

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like…

Everything Matters

The tasks that have been entrusted to us are often difficult. Almost everything that matters is difficult, and everything matters. ~ Rilke

Where Everything Is Known

Step out of the room where everything is known. ~ Rilke