Eyes of a farmer

There’s this old farmer I see at the local cafe now and then, he looks like a bear of a man, all weathered and such. Sometimes he has a straw hat. He’s quiet too, blends into the background with his pot belly and faded farmer’s outfit. But it’s his eyes that stand out. They’re so… Continue reading


Out of the blue, I felt her intensely in the fiber of my being from across the miles. It had been a long time. I wondered: Does she still think of me also? The wind whirled and a rare tremor rumbled underneath. Then silence. Later that evening I stood on the porch and stared at… Continue reading

My mother, a cold, Reiki, Pompeii, and past lives

My mom caught a cold while touring Italy so as a Reiki Master, I sent her distance Reiki. It’s also a meditation and sometimes I’ll see things such as symbols, messages, past lives, etc. In the midst of her Reiki session, I unexpectedly saw a volcano erupting, killing many below. Naturally, I thought of Pompeii… Continue reading

Last dance of bliss

The world began ending tonight. I pushed my kayak onto my beloved river for one last dance of bliss together. The sky was already brilliantly aflame in dark, swirling, seething orange-red conflagrations spiraling through the horizon. It was a haunting contrast: the sky awash in fire while surrounded by edges of dark night and stoic… Continue reading

Breaking free

The first half of my life I built a jail to keep myself in. Entering the second half of my life, I’ve been liberating myself free of that jail. Ray

A rock named Melancholy

Melancholy is an old friend of mine, I’ve carried that rock around for a good while. I used to think it was my enemy but one day I realized it’s part of the whole – who I am. I’ve since made friends with it but I don’t serve it tea when it visits. Rather than resist… Continue reading

Onwards and upwards

Happy New Year, my friends and loves. May this be a year where you find your joys, cherish what you have, let go of what doesn’t work for you, embrace your fears, make new friends, find new loves, turn tired leaves over into new ones, stoke the fires of your passions, give your heart the flames of life it yearns for, and embark on a grand new exploration beyond the boundaries of you and your soul and your love of all that is. Onwards and upwards! ~ Ray

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