Fire And Age

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by Viktoria Vidali on January 24, 2017

in General,Monthly Post,Poetry

The so-called miraculous powers of a great master are a natural accompaniment to his exact understanding of subtle laws that operate in the inner cosmos of consciousness. ~ Paramahamsa Yogananda
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The Contours Of Silence

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by Nancy Yeilding on January 21, 2017

in General,Guest Writers

Having arrived just before sunset and settled in to my room the night before, I awoke with the gentle sun of early dawn. My room in the New Camaldoli Monastery’s retreat house was utterly simple—bed, rocker, desk, chair—and perfectly comfortable. The west end of the room was a huge window and a door opening onto a small private garden area with a fig tree and the vast blue of the Pacific Ocean beyond.
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In Awareness

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by Viktoria Vidali on January 18, 2017

in General,Quotations

Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. ~ James Thurber

[Image courtesy of Jozef Turóci, Creative Commons, Flickr.]

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Lorenzo Vidali

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by Viktoria Vidali on January 10, 2017

in Art,General,Monthly Post,Music,The Creative Voice

THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the seventh in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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All About Sassafras

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by Sharon Brown on January 1, 2017

in General,Guest Writers,Monthly Post

Do you like gumbo? How about hot tea? There’s nothing better on a cold winter day than hot soups and hot drinks. How does sassafras enter into the picture? Climb up the mountain with Aunt Bett and me and we’ll tell you.
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The Fireside Of Love

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by Viktoria Vidali on December 24, 2016

in General,Monthly Post,Poetry

After three long days of rain
our parched valley is green again
and for a moment it feels like Spring.
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Erika Makino

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by Viktoria Vidali on December 10, 2016

in Art,General,Monthly Post,The Creative Voice

THE CREATIVE VOICE. This is the sixth in a series of monthly posts that will explore the sources of creative inspiration of living artists. Featured artists will speak of the unique circumstances that cause the Muses to visit them, and how they understand and interpret what the Muses are imparting. The artists will share their personal intuitions and insights, sometimes by telling a story, sometimes by explaining a concept or vision. May this exhilarating voyage encourage and motivate the artist in each of us.
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I Believe In Miracles

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by Viktoria Vidali on November 24, 2016

in General,Monthly Post,Poetry

I don’t believe in evolution
or creationism
or other isms on how we came to be
even the next new theory is predictably
one more among many plausible stories
trying to tame the inexplicable.
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To Live

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by Viktoria Vidali on November 16, 2016

in Quotations

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. ~ Jack London

[NASA image courtesy of Jeff Berkes.]

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