Singing, Pain, Tolerance, Dust

Singing   As the sun rose, I sat facing the garden. The trunk of the majestic locust tree was on the right, the branches of the stately pines, heavy with newly fallen snow were on the left. Nature was singing. I felt small—not only physically. I felt my incorporeal smallness. I thought about an evening when […]

Hearts, Flowers & Valentine’s Day

It’s widely held that St. Valentine’s Day honors a priest named (you guessed it) Valentine who lived in Rome in the third century. According to one account, he was killed for performing weddings for soldiers forbidden to marry. Another story relates that the imprisoned Saint Valentine sent a letter to a young woman he fell in love […]