At church camp, in a air raid shelter in wartime England, on an old flatbed trailer
Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest, which co-mingle their roots in the darkness underground.
Waking Up Together
We are always infinite. What’s special about the moment is that it allows us to forget infinity and discover the joys of limitation.
I was just rousted off the floor of Grand Central Station by two cops, one of each race. It didn’t occur to me to say, “But I’m waiting for the train to Poughkeepsie!”
Journey Into Zen
Zen is a religion for adults, although even adults have a hard time getting the hang of it. Children don’t need to understand it because they live it. That’s a paradox — a Zen paradox.
Notes On Sex And Love
Love is an energy. It is not something you can force. Love energy is something you can become receptive to, because it is always there underneath the surface. Love energy is joyous, and joy is always linked to sexual feelings. What we call sex is a small part of love energy.
My heart bristled a little around the edges at the mention of Anna, but it was more like the wings of a bird, hit and dead on the highway, whose feathers flutter a moment from the movement of a passing Chevy.