[The book that I wrote (i.e., “The Eternal Fountain of Youth”) deals a lot with the existent, basal nature of eternity, consciousness, and time. This book is not for the masses. Only read the book, by the way, if you are very stable and have it together, so to speak; it is extremely strong medicine. Even though the content of the book is extremely potent, it is not really dangerous; the real danger is for us to continue in our barbaric ways without changing.]
“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?” ― Emily Dickinson
life and death forever together. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016
My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped.
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Beautiful art of the nature.
Many thanks, Majka! 🙂
You are very welcome, Tom! ☺
Excellent poem – and photo 🙂
Thank you, Sci! Give your dogs some treats, please! 🙂
haha Will do! 🙂
I would totally agree with Emily Dickinson. When I read Russian authors I have the same feelings. Your book sounds very interesting. Love your wonderful photo, Thomas, have a nice weekend, regards Mitza
Yes, Mitza; very few books can actually do that! Hoping your weekend is great; it is really warming up here and there are already migratory robins in the yard (which is very unusual for this early in the year). 🙂
Russian literature is very famous and worldclass. I have more than 400 b00ks only from Russian authors and I love all of them. They have inspired me, gave me deep feelings and beauty. We have robins in our garden all the year long. The geese are already coming back and the storks, quite early, too. Have a great weekend, greets to Tweetie, miss her news!!
As i’ve said before, maybe you’ve missed it… Tweetie hasn’t been saying a whole lot lately. They go through spells of not wanting to talk as much. She does, when i hold up a piece of food, and say “Do you want this?”, say “I do!”… and little stuff like that. I noticed that, when you talk to her about food, she chomps her beak repetitively as if she is eating; real cute! 🙂
Great photo and message.
Thanks, SocialBridge! Keep loving the U.S. politicians! 😉
That’s a BIG ask! We have some beauts here in Ireland as well.
Yes… I knew one of them! Years ago… when i was in college, we had a visiting parliamentary politician (from Ireland) teaching us sociology in our SIU college. He befriended us and went with us to parties. He would drink a lot and then say things like “F” people. He said he hated life and people! He said he never wanted to be born! He was, in Ireland, a big-shot political person. Extremely scary stuff indeed!
A poignant story all contained within your photo.
Thank you! It fits in with the poem rather well! 🙂
Such a fragile yet lasting beauty 💛
As is true life. 🙂
Very beautiful picture Tom.! Great shot.!
Thanks much, Francisco! Hoping your weekend is superb! 🙂
You’re welcome Tom.! Thank you.! For you too.! 🍁
Wonderfully deep insights, Tom!
I hope to be so stable
one day 🙂
Thanks, David! “Mostpeople” are divorced from eternity (or think they are), because they never fully fell in love with (i.e., married) living truth. One can’t fall in love with truth if one is divorced from everything.
Love that skeletonized leaf. At Morton Arboretum store they were selling art made by some artist taking various leaves and skeletonizing them. Really neat.
Morton Arboretum is a wonderful place. My multiply handicapped students (when i was a teacher, before i retired) really loved the place. My wife and i will have to go there again one of these days! 🙂
Looking forward to reading your book, Tom.
I missed this post earlier, we were at the coastal area watching birds. 🙂