Category Archives: tradition

Hoping for the Stillness

“Religion and ritual can be vehicles for entering stillness. It says in Psalm 46:10, ‘Be still, and know that I am God.’ But they are still just vehicles. The Buddha called his teaching a raft: You don’t need to carry … Continue reading

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I Can Not Forget

Spirit, that made those heroes dare To die, and leave their children free, Bid Time and Nature gently spare The shaft we raise to them and thee. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Concord Hymn” It’s Memorial Day in America, a day to … Continue reading

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Bringing in the May

When as a thousand Virgins on this day, Spring, sooner than the Lark, to fetch in May.        “Corinna’s Going a-Maying” by Robert Herrick Happy May Day! When I was a little girl in school, we still made … Continue reading

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Thinking about the Past

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree…. ~Joyce Kilmer I’m not even sure people today know this poem, first published in 1913. It was read every Arbor Day when I was a girl, a … Continue reading

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