the strange word of pain and solace

2021-06-30 When pain is inevitable, how do we handle it? In recent years we heard more of sudden separation between loved ones, wherein one departed to a realm the other could not reach. The suddenness and the frequency of similar departures reached a point when even a hitherto calm hermit, somewhat perturbed, would let the … Continue reading the strange word of pain and solace

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an accidental writer (2023 sequel): Resonance and echo motivation

Writing is lonely. What drives a writer to write? A guitar resting in a corner can play by itself to synchronize with several other guitars being played in the same room. I was told by a band member. Sound waves that are of equal frequency and phase add together to form a wave of larger … Continue reading an accidental writer (2023 sequel): Resonance and echo motivation

the “reasons” why we do not celebrate together anymore

For at least a decade the traveler's heart has stopped assigning a significance or meaning (connected to relationship) to any festive season. It is not intentional. It is just a matter of circumstances. The rare occasions a festive celebration occurred was associated with the presence of kid(s). Non-celebration frees one up to do some other … Continue reading the “reasons” why we do not celebrate together anymore

a hermit-traveler’s snowy November 2019

20191122 Two years had passed since one November up a mountain lavishly painted with snow. It was a new experience for a hermit and yet a traveler in life for decades. The snow came just as notified through the weather forecast on the internet. Nothing really changed when it came and the locals above the … Continue reading a hermit-traveler’s snowy November 2019

the accidental art of being and not doing (a sequel) or Without freedom there is no clarity anymore

17th mile pacific coast Today I visited this post originally written on June 30, 2021 because someone clicked the like icon and I received a notification. So I came over to read and find out why. What did I write? What was the purpose I meant for others reading it? For those who know me … Continue reading the accidental art of being and not doing (a sequel) or Without freedom there is no clarity anymore

a varied view of ocean in our heart

My heart's Variations on a Theme, my ocean. Given an option I would choose the ocean if I were a gull with wings. There are two views of the same section of the Pacific ocean being superimposed in this picture. I took them at the end of 2015 on a clear sunny day in California. … Continue reading a varied view of ocean in our heart

a peek at the octopus’s garden

Peek at an underwater space. I took these pictures quite sometime ago when I visited Monterey Bay Aquarium. I have forgotten all about the bright red octopus which disappointed many by persisting to hide in its underwater garden/cave. There is nothing much to see except a tentacle with suckers. The aquarium describes it to be … Continue reading a peek at the octopus’s garden

a ranting: Sometimes you see them, sometimes you don’t

Pedestrians I decide to dig out these least noticeable creatures who walk close to the bottom of their water domain and give them prominence on this post. They are the typical pedestrians whom nobody bother to look at twice. Seemingly seen by many as they go about their normal daily living and yet they are … Continue reading a ranting: Sometimes you see them, sometimes you don’t

Read this prayer aloud

Power of God’s word heals.

GateWell Healing School: God's Way of Healing —John 8:32

Read this prayer aloud and let your heart agree with it: Heavenly Father, thank You because You’re my Father and I’m your child. I have been born again. I am born of You. You are my very own Father, and I am Your very own child. Hallelujah! It is written in Your Word that “my God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” [Phil. 4:19]. I believe that in my heart. You supply my physical needs – that is, healing for my body – for it is written in Matthew 8:17, “Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” Jesus took my infirmities. He bore my sicknesses. What He bore, I need not bear. Because He bore them. I’m free; I’m healed. I believe that in my heart. I say it with my mouth. It’s mine. I have it now. He meets all…

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