Poem by Murathan Mungan.


Graciously translated from Turkish by Okkan Kuş: Nobody is speaking a language I’m like …That nobody believed a deli …Even the author, reading a book …Who never played a song …Never had not been asked a question, I’m like …In the crowds, there are, but I’m not ….. Murathan Mungan. Kimsenin konuşmadığı, bir dil gibiyim… …

The Importance of Time.


Someone on Experience Project found this and I decided to share (part of) it with you. The end of the story is particularly poignant and moved me. A touching short story by Bob Perks:  http://www.bobperks.com A young man learns what’s most important in life from the guy next door. It had been some time since …

Meet Rumi!


Stumbled onto this 13th century Persian poet, Rumi on Gypsy Spirit Wind. I thought you’d like to meet him too (if you haven’t already): “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing  and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” …

I Only hope… – Pause


From my ever so wonderful Gran, Sheila – Sheila Kuhn I only hope to remain magical, I only hope to never ever take myself too seriously, or start to believe that anyone ever owns anything or anyone. I only hope to never ever grow bitter and begin to imagine that my sorrow is deeper than …

Verbatim, or so they say…


On one of my many travels down the gigabyte road, I ran into a smile that flourished into a giggle, which ran afoul of a LOL! ‘t Was late one humorless eve, when I had whittled down my wit with fruitless attempts at finding a punchline for a joke that had lines but no fitting …

This Post is Dedicated to my Gran!


You all know Sheila Ross-Kuhn, world-famous author on this site, whose riveting stories about witchery and sheer humanity shine like diamonds. I adopted her, with her permission, as my Gran last year, because we have so much in common. I would like to commend her(amongst others) for rescuing an orphaned kitten and hand feeding it …