poetry

To the soul upon its passing

To the soul upon its passing: Thank you for your visit here. Thank you for the light you brought with you, The kindness, the warmth. Upon your return to the creator, We hope you remember that this life was but a dream, A transitory experience you added to Like a slap of the wheel with… Continue reading To the soul upon its passing

essays

Romantic, companionate, and boundless love

I want to introduce the idea that there are at least three forms of love.  The first is the one with which we are indoctrinated in movies, romantic love. In this kind of love, we feel our heart leap upon meeting another person; they complete us! There is a sense that anything is possible, and… Continue reading Romantic, companionate, and boundless love

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The impossibility of self-starting and hatred for the homeless

In the 2000 film American Psycho, there is a scene in which Patrick Bateman, a wealthy Wall Street employee, condescends to a homeless person in an alley. "Do you have any idea what a fucking loser you are?" Bateman rhetorically asks the homeless person. He then kills the homeless person and a nearby dog in… Continue reading The impossibility of self-starting and hatred for the homeless

poetry

Time is of the essence

Time is of the essence, To get to the nothing You must become. That hum you hear? It moves through you, The breath of the divine as it echoes. That heartbeat? That is yours, The planet's, The universe's, The thump-thump-thump of consciousness as it unfurls. We are all one, And yet even to say this… Continue reading Time is of the essence