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200 Hours and 2 Days

India, life, Travel

Who knew we could be so strong– physically and mentally? Who knew that we could complete what we started despite the many obstacles placed in our way? Who knew that the quest for the self and the super self, the God within and without, could be so heady and true that beautiful souls would journey from all over the world to experience it.

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Lacrimosa and the Butterflies

life

Dear Friends, Sun-glazed days are filled with the weight of time in Jamaica. Shortly after arriving from Brazil, a close friend’s father — Uncle Clyde — died. Thus, those who knew and loved him gathered almost nightly, to reminisce, commemorate, break bread…

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Open Your Hands and Look

Wellness

Do you see what I see: white fluff floating off trees like light snow; an army of ants finding their way; blue-green aquamarine ocean approaching and retreating; a toddler losing himself in an ice-cream cone; bronzed tingling flesh stretching and…

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Movements of Silence

life

In front of Pastelaria Pau de Canela, a boy, in a tie-dye shirt, runs past the pigeons causing them to flutter, surge and fall. They move as one. The boy’s not running to anything or from anything; he’s not racing…

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The Load Grows Lighter: A Day at Gulbenkian

life, Portugal

On a Sunday afternoon, when the sun is streaming through raised shutters, and nature is beckoning, “Come to me,” get up, and go. Give yourself to trees, to art, to birds, to lakes, to wind, to the sound of twigs…

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To Lisbon With Undying Love

Portugal, Travel

This is how it starts– the falling in love with a city. It descends and envelops you. There’s nothing to do, it happens all at once. In mid-step, between your exhale and inhale, you realize it.

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The Shape of Memory (A Love Letter)

Reflections

Dear Friends, There are hours of silence here, in which there’s ample time to sit under the tree of memory. Often in repose, memories shade me, and when I lean against the thickening trunk of the tree, a leaf of…

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Meditate On A Love Like This

Wellness

Even after all these years, the Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. Look…— Hafiz Dear Friends, After days of on and off again rain, it seems the sun’s ready…

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