hope

Black Buddha Crying

you see how everybody is trying to get to the top, but i don’t know where the top is, if the universe is 14 billion years old, and if everyone traveled at the speed of light for that long, they still would not reach the top, because there are only sides, top implies bottom, bottom […]

steel frames

you see how cute she is, and how hopeful even though there is very little chance of squeezing free of her frame. this frame is a product of corruption, not the corruption of rust and decay, but thieves who break through and steal, thieves whose relationships and connections get them spots first in line, thieves […]

the women who save me

this is for all the suffering of the women who save me, ongoing in the present tense, that is save as in every day every day passed every day to come all the every of all the moments of all the times space conceals from us. there have been many, one of whom carried the […]

eternal pause

‘hey there, africa,’ i said. ‘hey there,’ she replied. i first saw her on the mountain top, carrying water on her head, now i see her in symbols, carrying words forward into space. like everything else i would experience in life, this one came with a love story, all my stories are love stories, all […]

Flight of the Monk

I bought this painting after spending a day with Michael Phelps, in January, 2009, not long after the miracle his-hundred-thousandths-of-a-second gave us, for me this master plan of the universe, to put on the ultimate show, was a moment of global unity. except, of course, those monks getting chopped to pieces in Lhasa and other […]

elephants are small, really

it’s normal to perceive the universe in forms we humans can accommodate, where elephants are big creatures, and we, relatively small, but big at the same time, if we are staring at a twirling sparrow when asking the question. one day this painting stumbled into me, and i sat down on the steps, for perhaps […]