but everything is transformed

sometimes at that moment
a wave
of light breaks into our darkness
-paul tillich


our closest family

"We have been through everything together.
As if we were all wrapped up in one another's lives,
we have a relationship with others that is timeless
and extraordinarily profound. In this vision
the whole world becomes our closest family."

on the sea of memory 
jonathan cott

the remembrance of past lives from
the tibetan buddhist perspective,
a conversation with sogyal rinpoche

bringing it home

current thoughts

artwork: beth nelson

photos: vt
palette: vt


outside tonight: lime blossoms,
lavender, wisteria,
and a shower of roses


there and back

The loud plane seems for a moment to deny
the reality of the clouds and of the sky, by its direction,
its noise, and its pretended strength. 

The silence of the sky
remains when the plane has gone.

The tranquillity of the clouds will remain
when the plane has fallen apart.

It is the silence of the world that is real.

Our noise, our business, our purposes...our statements
about our purposes, our business, and our noise:
these are the illusion.

-thomas merton


julie will talking to martha on tuesday

tune in for good biergarten furniture
and wise words on how to run home