Attention

Attention I have learned from living that activities of any importance eventually become ritual. This morning I am siting on my verandah. The sun is lazily rising to my left. The morning breeze gently carries the scent of peace, the songs of singing birds, and the soft swirling of the incoming tide. Before my eyes …

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. — Abraham Lincoln I don’t celebrate any day for which Hallmark makes a card. It’s the commercialization of the holidays that turns me off. Don’t get me wrong — I enjoy ritual and have …

The Ritual

The Ritual Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic. — Derek Walcott It seems almost ritualistic, the way I step across the bench, face the sky, squat down, adjust my hips, straighten my back, and breathe deeply. All to just sit— and listen to the sea.