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Sri Lankan Sadness

I’m going through a whole different thing at the moment, and I think it’s related to the hate thing I wrote about the other day, but it’s moved in another direction. It’s actually sadness. I am feeling sad. I’m also getting sick with a cold and have been for several days actually which is why […]

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on traveling Turkey

Istanbul – Outside the Fishbowl

I’m here in Istanbul and it’s chilly. After 3 weeks in wintry Ukraine and a few more days here, I am tired of the cold. My head is cold. Today I will make it my main priority to find a Turkish Bath and warm these bones of mine. I’ve been struggling a little bit here. […]

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love poems & stories ukraine

Sweet Moon Language

A friend of mine sent me this poem a few days ago and while it touched me then, it continues to seep into my soul in an unexpected way. With That Moon Language With That Moon Language Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to them, “Love me.” Of course you do not do this […]

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ukraine

Rainbow Gathering – Ukraine – Part 1

(Posted 1 week after writing) Rainbow Gathering. Ukraine. I absolutely love it. I sure love where the wind seems to blow me these days. For those of you not familiar with these events, they are gatherings where people try to live up to more of an ideal. There is no money transacted although “love” is […]

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Turning One’s Eyes Toward Suffering

I just realized something this morning. In preparing for my first dharma talk which I’ll be giving at Kumeido in Little River this afternoon, and I was thinking about my travels in India, I was thinking about the eye contact I would try to have with people while there, especially the people asking for money […]