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The Tao is like a well: used but never used up. It is like the eternal void: filled with infinite possibilities. It is hidden but always present. I don’t know who gave birth to it. It is older than God. – Lao-tzu The rain is either sleeting down, or we have glorious sun. Every weather pattern available, eventually shows up in Portland… Another cold spring, second in a row. If we relied on the local food without imports from other…

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Spring Rites

I have come to the point of view that mind – i.e., conscious awareness of the world – is not a meaningless and incidental quirk of nature, but an absolutely fundamental facet of reality. -Professor Paul Davies (Louis Welden Hawkins – Clytie) Ovid, Metamorphoses 4. 204, 234 & 256 (trans. Melville) (Roman epic C1st B.C. to C1st A.D.) : “She [the Persian princess Leukothoe] was his [Helios’] one delight. Not Clymene, not Rhodos now had power to hold his heart,…

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The Gates Of April

“O Day after day we can’t help growing older. Year after year spring can’t help seeming younger. Come let’s enjoy our winecup today, Nor pity the flowers fallen.” – Wang Wei, On Parting with Spring This Edition Is dedicated to the memory of Paul Bingman. For those who have past into the Western Lands. My thoughts are with you. Bright Blessings, Gwyllm On The Menu: William Butler Yeats Quotes The Earth Breath April Prose & Poetry Loreeena McKennitt – Dante’s…

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Event Horizons…

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. – Carl Sagan The Guide In the greatest sessions One does not know that there is a guide In the next best sessions One praises the guide It is worse when One fears the guide The worst is that One pays him If the guide lacks trust in the people Then The trust of the people will…

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