10000 things

On a cool, sprinkling evening amidst the spring I have my cards, my goals, my head, my core. But entropy ensues and ennui subdues without 10,000 things. Dont forget the snake, the rooster, the boar. Paintings woven of years of dark, heavy hued traditions. Remind me of my anger, my excess, my disconnect. For if…

Something Failed…

Monday has just come to pass, The Wednesday morning of my life has come at last. How, amongst the sparkly blanket of the sun on the trees, Childhood cooled by the same skies breeze, Can we find ourselves staring at the sun through plexiglass, Feet on this linoleum earth, and beg ourselves to dig deeper…

No Time to be Nothing

Don’t let anyone tell you to give up yourself. Just remember who you are.   Birth has leased us an imagination, a funny thing made of cosmic perturbations, nebulae condensing in the network of our mind. In the end it’s self fulfilling, so long as swirls of color stay more thrilling than the insecure ego…

Journey to the land of Ice and Lava

A narrow band of color, runs its joyous way from the red orange of the dawn of night to the cool blueish green of the oceans beginning. I can’t breathe, but not because the air is thin or because my lungs ache, but because I realize that only when two beds of clouds seperate me…

These are the Knots in the Circle of Life

A bird who fears sharks will soon think himself a fish, will drown as he chases anchovies, will starve as worms escape his mind. A tapir who fears leopards when the jaguar alone lives in the Amazon will soon find his mind and soul in Africa and his eyes blind to the night. A polar…

Valhalla

Tumultuous is life, It’s the wind ruffling the branches By which we are free In autumn reminded By this untimely fact I ultimately am driven Past the stirring of anxious worries heaven, and hell, They are past and future A line by which an anxious mind is drawn Evermore beneath the sun, baking in the…

Orient Point Bike Ride

This Monday I went on what was to be my longest bike ride yet, and first overnight ride: Babylon to Orient Point.  Reaching the end of long island had long been on my list of intermediate adventure goals, in my mind somewhat of a stepping stone to being more extended bike trip capable.  However,  on a…

The Nature of Things

The nature of time goes nowhere, yet is everywhere in all but the eyes of the observer, the biased observer. Hello 🙂 This is the start of the game. This is the nature of things. How many players in your game? How many variables on your map? In the end, it’s all topographic.  In the…

A Re-Enlivening Weekend at Home

It was a colorful, sunny day heading back up to my hometown of Manlius in upstate New York this weekend. My brother was graduating from Cornell University, and from the moment I stepped off the bus in Syracuse I couldn’t help but be reminded of all the living that had happened in this same place…

Hot Air

Pristine Mountain Lake I blew too many bubbles Hot air, it overflowed.

Rebel

Every dim day beneath a gray sky When the hot air has grown stale in the tangential presence of every memory which sucks moisture as it grazes by I smile, stare into the distance and say, today I am alive, and there is a world which is great! And I run, for this is my…

Trip to Yosemite

Departing before dawn to a land of endless sunshine, rays that serve to remind me of those spots inside my mind. Spots that shift on the glowing surface and taint the light, tempered and dissolved for a moment at the sight of that valley.   In this land before and beyond thoughts of time we…