THE POET BY DAY

Monthly Archives: December 2018

“It’s entirely conceivable that life’s splendor surrounds us all, and always in its complete fullness, accessible but veiled, beneath the surface, invisible, far away. But there it lies, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If we call it by the right word, by the right name, then it comes. This is the essence of magic, which doesn’t create but calls.” Franz Kafka, from his diaries HAPPY KAWANZAA TO THOSE WHO ARE CELEBRATING. Public… Read More

Originally posted on Read Between the Minds:
? i should have been surprised but wasn’t when i saw the brown bag prophet folding christmas cards into paper airplanes for some reason i suspected that would be representative of his attitude towards such a commercial holiday what surprised me was that he was singing christmas carols as he folded so i was once again compelled to ask what he was doing and why…

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama PEACE IS A DECISION, NOT A PRAYER. I’m taking a few days off but not before I wish you a joy-filled holy season and a peace-filled 2019. Warmly, Jamie FOUR MOTTOS Look up and not down; Look out and not in. Look forward and not back; Lend a hand! Unitarian Minister, Edward Everett… Read More

“I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods.” Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s Of the books I read this year, this birthday gift from my son and my daughter-in-law is by far my favorite … and not just because I’m from Brooklyn and it’s a bit of nostalgia and a stellar homage. I’m a Capote fan and a David Attie fan and Brooklyn: A Personal… Read More