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Words cannot recreate ‘just-as-it-is-right-now’…

… yet, in vain, we continue to issue words. I am rereading Nine-Headed Dragon River: Zen Journals, by Peter Matthiessen. One chapter is an account of his journey to the land of Dolpo on the Tibetan plateau. He later expanded … Continue reading

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A Child’s “Pure Unclouded Brow”

  The quote in the title is from the poem that is the preface to Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice found There, the sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I was around 11 years old when … Continue reading

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