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The truth is you already know what it’s like. You already know the difference between the size and speed of everything that flashes through you and the tiny inadequate bit of it all you can ever let anyone know. As though inside you is this enormous room full of what seems like everything in the whole universe at one time or another and yet the only parts that get out have to somehow squeeze out through one of those tiny keyholes you see under the knob in older doors. As if we are all trying to see each other through these tiny keyholes.

But it does have a knob, the door can open. But not in the way you think. The truth is you’ve already heard this. That this is what it’s like. That it’s what makes room for the universes inside you, all the endless inbent fractals of connection and symphonies of different voices, the infinities you can never show another soul.


– David Foster Wallace

I wandered around with nothing more than time on my hands

I was lost in the night with no sight of you

And at times it was so blue and lonely

Heading for the light

Been close to the edge, hanging by my fingernails

I’ve rolled and I’ve tumbled through the roses and the thorns

And I couldn’t see the sign that warned me

I’m heading for the light

Oh, I didn’t see that big black cloud hanging over me

And when the rain came down, I was nearly drowned

I didn’t know the mess I was in

My shoes are wearing out from walking down this same highway

I don’t see nothing new, but I feel a lot of change

And I get the strangest feeling as I’m

Heading for the light

Oh, my hands were tired

Jokers and fools on either side

But, still, I kept on till the worst had gone

Now I see the hole I was in

My shoes are wearing out from walking down this same highway

I don’t see nothing new, but I feel a lot of change

And I get the strangest feeling as I’m

Heading for the light

I see the sun ahead, I ain’t never looking back

All the dreams are coming true as I think of you

Now there’s nothing in the way to stop me

Heading for the light

Now there’s nothing in the way to stop me

Heading for the light

Heading for the light

Heading for the light


Songwriters: Bob Dylan / George Harrison

cut to the chase my friend

there are no good excuses

there is too much good not to wallow in gratitude

God dances us

woos us until we can’t help falling

head over heels

calling us to leave the past behind

step into a fresh page

now, right now

the flow of spirits connecting hearts will heal our wounds

boil it down to the clearest truth

what does it cost to live our highest life?

distilled wisdom imparted with every word we share

simplicity (distilled beauty),

kindness (distilled love)

and authenticity (distilled truth)

are earths highest spiritual achievements

give me passion for these three gifts of grace

the light always shines out of darkness

stars are not visible in the day skies

candles never staying hidden by the multitude of bushels

the wildfire burns away the dry grasses

a fine sprinkle of salt goes a long way to the discerning tastebud

laying on of hands warms the whole circle like a cashmere sweater

we are given choices (free will)

what we choose brings us heaven or hell

don’t base your longterm goals on short-term goods

always keep in mind what you want most

think about what you are tolerating once in a while

look in the mirror to see God’s reflection

staple it to your forehead

take it with you to staple it to the foreheads of everyone you meet

carry on now

carry on


Amy Lloyd

The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD. Hear my voice when I call, LORD; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me. Teach me your way, LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations. I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Psalm 27:1-14 NIV


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