Today is December 30, 2016, the penultimate day of the year, a day I review and contemplate the events of the year and, hopefully, set goals and intentions for the coming year. There really aren’t really any events to be reviewed. Many of my posts this year were commentary on religion, politics, and American society […]
I’ve gotten through over six decades of this incarnation relatively unscathed considering all the crap that life has thrown at me in that time. Some of that crap seemed like Hell while I endured it but lessons were learned, wounds were healed, and I moved on. In the last decade or so, I’ve gotten a […]
Luke: There’s something not right here. … I feel cold. Death.
Yoda: [points to a cave opening beneath a larger tree] That place … is strong with the dark side of the force. A domain of evil it is. In you must go.
Luke: What’s in there?
Yoda: Only what you take with you.
Yesterday evening, I listened to […]
What were once vices
are now fond memories
nostalgic for the sins of the past
committed under the illusion of youth
and carried into a mid-life crisis
that can’t be explained.
Wisdom is acquired through pain
and karma comes around
when you least expect it.
Past transgressions are no longer hidden away
in the darkest corners of my soul
for the darkness was torn asunder by […]
“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” ~ Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore
Does death necessarily equate to darkness? Perhaps death actually brings us into the light. Many who claim to have had near-death experiences describe seeing a bright light and moving toward it. I suspect that death […]
I watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince yesterday evening and thought it was the best Harry Potter movie so far. I was impressed by the cinematography which did much to convey the overall darkness of the film which, after all, was portraying dark times. It had an almost monochrome quality to it and it […]