Little Paradox

June 28, 2010

To surrender

doesn’t mean

giving up.

It means engaging


and fully

in your life.

Surrender is

the opposite

of giving up.

It’s giving in  –

 to who you are.

But here’s the hitch:

you must

trust in God

for the outcome.

That is the part

that you can not control.

So why

would you want

to hold on

to something

You never had

to begin with?

Photo by nAncY.

Morning Walk

June 24, 2010

At 7 am

On a Tuesday

In April,

I carved in

to the Victorian Streets

on one of those

perfect Princeton mornings:

The angle

of the sunlight

was so sharp,

And the air

So crisp,

I could have

cracked it open

With my teeth.


June 22, 2010

Was that

a wisp of the winged Spirit,

that I discerned last night;

Descending like

a dreamy Visitor

to this gowned and gauzy soul?

Was it

the One

who beckons me –

gently calling,


and guiding me

towards a bright,



destiny of hope?

Or was it the medication?


June 20, 2010

Sometimes God is subtle,

and can be

 a real gentleman.

He doesn’t go around saying,

 “You idiot!

 I told you so!

What were you thinking?!”

We are intelligent creatures,

and He allows us

to figure it out

on or own,

even though

He must get

frustrated as hell

watching us

banging our heads

against the walls

of ego

and control

that we put up

in front of Him

day after day.

But, eventually,

we learn,

we grow,

and we take

another step

closer to

the Kingdom of Heaven.


June 20, 2010

I know

you can hear me.

But my words

are sinking –

pulled down

by the weight




Photo by nAncY.