Light the Whole Universe

“Poor me,” the voice in my head says. “If it weren’t for this, my life would be easy. I could be free, happy, full of energy and love.” “Really?” I ask the voice one day. “I mean…you’ve had this refrain for so many years… ‘Poor me, if only…’ “And yet that situation...
The Sacred Text

The Sacred Text

  This day, this moment, this is my Torah, my Bible, my Gita. The pain that clamps my heart the joy that makes me fly, these sacred lessons written on the invisible parchment of my days— they crucify me and resurrect me. They part the sea of my false being so my...
A Small Price

A Small Price

  The yellow smoke fills the grocery store shelves and swirls past the lone can of peas.  Outside, it blocks the sun and licks the pavement of empty streets.   I sit in my center and watch it eddy around the grimacing eyes the protective masks, the plastic...
Seeking the Gaze

Seeking the Gaze

It starts when one is young and even long before the searching, the yearning for that moment when your mother’s eyes alight on you, or your father’s gaze snaps into focus with you as its target.   Two universes connect, slide together, magnet and iron. The chest...