FEAR

My car broke down. In the middle of nowhere. No signal of course. Cel as good as dead. I walked for miles. Or what felt like miles. I had been driving on a country road. Going from nowhere to nowhere. After the car broke down, I walked on the dirt road in the middle of…

“The Word” by Andrés Rozada

…You hear stories, of but a few words, that speak of a poet touched by the hand of God. Such was the greatness of this poet that he’d managed to capture all his work in one single Word. A Word that contained the entire universe, complete with its oceans and deserts. A Word of infinite…

Barbara *

“Remember Barbara It rained and rained on Odessa that day And you walked smiling Beaming delighted soaked Under the rain “Remember Barbara It rained and rained on Odessa I saw you on the Potemkin stairs You were smiling And I smiled too “Remember Barbara I didn’t know you You didn’t know me Remember Remember that…

The jewel in the lotus

Om… Mani Padme Hum. The jewel… In the lotus Generosity Ethics Patience Diligence Renunciation Wisdom “My name is Rangzen. It means Freedom in Tibetan. One day we will be free.” “Om mani padme om” (Or Om mani padme Hum) is one of the most famous mantras of Buddhism. It means “The jewel in the Lotus”.…

Parallel universes. Paris. New York

World Trade center, New York. November 21. “Scotty? Ready to jump?” “Aye Sir.” “Jump then. Full warp.” “Hyperspace jump at full warp, Sir.” Left Bank, Paris, July 21. Fée aux griffons. (Fairy with griffins) Gustave Moreau, Paris. Moreau (1826-1898) was a “symbolist”) or deemed so painter of the 19th century. I would say a painter…

The city of Gods

“This is the city of Gods. I am Shiva.” “I am Vishnu. We stay in the City of Gods. The trees guard us.” “I am Brahma. We are the Four Gods facing east, north, west, and south in the City of Gods.” “I was born last. I am Gautama. We sit forever on top of…

The Cat who walks by herself

‘I am the Cat who walks by herself, ‘And all places are alike to me. ‘When I have done that, and between times, ‘When the moon gets up and night comes… ‘I go out to the Wet Wild Woods or up the Wet Wild Trees or the Wet Wild Streets, walking by my wild lone.…

Under the stained glass

By Andrés Rozada Coming up next, a video with shocking images of yesterday’s devastating earthquake in Mexico city. This video shows the enormous destruction caused by the earthquake, which registered 8.5 on the Richter scale. These images were found in the rubble of one of the major buildings torn down yesterday in Mexico city. The…

The high tide of the Equinox

The Sea covered most of the black rocks in front of the house by the Sea. Far, far away, the grey waves merged with the leaden sky. The Land was bracing, waiting for the final assault. The trees moaned in the howling Wind. The rocks shook under the crashing waves. The time had come. The…

Walking the “edge”

My mother is a tough Lady. She always tells us: “Don’t whine”. Uncle Joe is a CPA. We call him “Chief Joseph” to bug him. He grins: “I’m not a Nez-percé. I’m Umatilla.” I tease him: “Wasn’t your great-grandmother a Walla Walla?” My aunt works two jobs, but it doesn’t matter. (Don’t whine). Plus, they…