NUBBLE LIGHTHOUSE — YORK, MAINE
J.R.R. TolkienLetters from Father Christmas
one day i will send you a picture of my deer-stables and harness-houses.
i am expecting that john, although he is now over 14, will hang up his stocking this last time; but I don’t forget people even when they are past stocking-age, not until they forget me.
one step at a time – one prayer
to begin the realization
and fulfillment of
calmness can lay
well here comes christmas! that astonishing thing that no ‘commercialism’ can defile — unless we let it
do we blend into one another
w/out realizing what we’re giving up
Golf in the KingdomMichael Murphy
i met that uncanny look for the first time
something wild and serene,*
for a second the space between us wavered
has that ever happened to you? when something that shouldn’t or couldn’t happen happens?
Tao Te Chingfrom verse 19
see with original purity
embrace with original simplicity
reduce what you have
decrease what you want
“It’s called coquito and has rum.”
“I know what it is.” He turns a deeper shade. “Thank you.”
“You’ll be at the wedding tomorrow?”
“You’ll meet her beau then,” Tina sits on the arm of the couch, “the Scottish knight that has captured her heart.” At least she whispers to Miriam.
a kind man benefits himself
where your treasure is, there your heart will be also
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests
on a super mundane note:
moved my desk yesterday and i’m basking in the newness of it
— so simple!
Tao Te Chingfrom verse 55