Category Archives: Living

Reflections on Our Pilgrimage Into Society | By Gabriele Castagnoli, Sesto Castagnoli in Kosmos Journal

In February 2016, we started out on a pilgrimage—one with no time limit. Beforehand, we had given away all our possessions except the contents of our two rucksacks. The wish to do so came up when we were planning our … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian

From the wonderful George Monbiot, originally published in the Guardian Wednesday 12 October 2016 06.30 BST What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating … Continue reading

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Spring came early this year

It was only the last week in March when the first geese flew northwards over the city and even earlier than that when a brown hare crossed my path, its winter coat of white quite gone. In this last week … Continue reading

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Insomniac City: Bill Hayes’s Extraordinary Love Letter to New York, Oliver Sacks, and Love Itself – Brain Pickings

“The most we can do is to write — intelligently, creatively, evocatively — about what it is like living in the world at this time.” BY MARIA POPOVA “If you are too much like myself, what shall I learn of … Continue reading

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The day the music ended.

November 10, 2016 There is something sadly synchronistic that we should lose Leonard Cohen in a week that has held up a mirror to democracy in the US and beyond, in which a man who has deliberately and calculatingly fanned the flames … Continue reading

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Love and War with Spoken Word Artist Andrea Gibson – YouTube

On the morning after the most unthinkable US election result, when the Black American US President will meet to talk about transition to the white man who has given license to unbridled bigotry, hatred, racism, xenophobia and so much more, … Continue reading

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It’s been a long day

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Why does my blood rush into a hell of tumult at a few words? ~ Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights Notes: Quote: the château of my heart. Photo: StarWill Related Posts: “It’s Been a Long Day“

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Orion Magazine | Eva Saulitis’s Eloquent Goodbye

by Krista Langlois Less than three weeks old, this particular revolution around the sun has already been defined by cancer. It took David Bowie first, quietly and then not. He kept his diagnosis to himself for eighteen months, and when … Continue reading

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Wild Horses

Wild, wild horses, couldn’t drag me away faith has been broken tears must be cried so let’s do some living after we die wild horses couldn’t drag me away wild wild horses we’ll ride them some day wild horses couldn’t … Continue reading

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Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart and Soul

4 minutes | “The world is missing what I am ready to give: My Wisdom, My Sweetness, My Love and My hunger for Peace.” Source: Today I Rise: This Beautiful Short Film Is Like a Love Poem For Your Heart … Continue reading

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