Yesterday, thinking of a young friend, I watched again the Disney animated film “Frozen”, which is based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, “The Snow Queen”. Although the movie was made for children, it resonated deeply with me on multiple levels, especially this song. I hope you enjoy it!
The Desires of Your Heart What would you do if you had no worries? No external demands to satisfy No conflicting pulls on your time. Oh my dear one, how can I counsel you? What will release you from the restless striving What will bring you peace And guide your way home to me? Be … Read more
National GeographicDaily GratitudeJune 26 Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. Rachel Carson
Love has many aspects… “Do not worry about all your tasks Take the walk in a favorite place Wear gloves that you may have Warm hands besides a warm heart.” And warmth has come to my heart As I pause on this cool day in late autumn Many trees are bare now As my soul … Read more
Today was a sunny day in Charlotte, and I took our regular walk to visit our special tree. On the way this short poem came. Heart Open your heart And you will find That many limits Are in your mind. On the way back I found myself quietly chanting Yogananda’s “Listen, listen, listen … ” … Read more
“Frostiana” by Randall Thompson Musical setting of seven poems by Robert Frost. The first poem: THE ROAD NOT TAKEN Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both, And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could. To where it bent in the … Read more
I have been thinking of community a great deal lately, about the vital need for mutual support and understanding during these troubled times. I wrote a poem for Marianne a number of years ago expressing my yearning for a Community of Life. Spiritual friendship, deep sharingKnowing we are not alone on the journeyOur separate egos … Read more
The song is very special to me because my friend Ling, who lives in Taiwan, sent it to me after Marianne’s sudden passing in 2012. The poem had been translated into Chinese by her thesis advisor and had been read at his memorial service. (Here is a link to the original poem by Clare Harner.) … Read more