Monthly Archives: August 2013

Zen mealtime at a retreat

When the bell sounds, I move from choice to choiceless. I stand in line and wait. I move towards the prepared food. I bow, and serve myself what is there, and I am grateful. I walk to the next available … Continue reading

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The gift of infection

O Lord my God you have seen fit to send to me once more an infection in the root of my tooth. I thank you for your gift and for the invasive root canal filling procedure which I face next … Continue reading

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Whoever I have become now

I sit in a clearing in the woods and I hear the birdsong manifest over here, and then over there. I see a bird fly in here, and then there. I move about in the clearing but I am not … Continue reading

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Beyond breast-shaped

  You can suck at her nipple as hard as you like but at a certain point the sweetness runs dry. It’s time to grow up a little and move on. There is a world out there that is beyond … Continue reading

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